If you’d like to test your culinary skills (or maybe have a little bit of time to kill), you can always try to make your own puff pastry for a delicious beef wellington.
Using a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt with a whisk or fork. Using two sharp knives (or a pastry blender if you have one), cut the butter into the flour until butter is around half the size it previously was.
Pour cold water into the bowl and stir until the mixture just comes together.
Heavily flour your work surface, place the dough and gently pat into a square shape. Lightly dust the top of the dough with flour.
Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough into a thin, long rectangle. Fold the top of the dough down, and the bottom up. Rotate the dough 90°, lightly dust with flour, roll and fold again.
Continue this method of folding for another 5-10 times until the dough is smooth. Upon the final folding, leave folded and cover with cling film. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
When ready, use this dough in our beef wellington recipe.
Find our beef wellington recipe here.
- Libby Long