Easy Homemade Puff Pastry

Easy Homemade Puff Pastry

Pasta de Hojaldre Casera Fácil
1 1/2 pounds puff pastry
Pati Jinich
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: orejas, pati’s mexican table, puff pastry
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Easy Homemade Puff Pastry recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table Season 8, Episode 8 “El Chepe, Railway to the Past”


  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out dough
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 3/4 pound (3 sticks) very cold butter, diced
  • 3/4 cup very cold water

To Prepare

  • Place the flour and salt into the bowl of a food processor. Add the chunks of butter and pulse a few times, until the butter is incorporated in bits about the size of peas.
  • Slowly pour in the cold water while pulsing a few times until a very crumbly dough is formed. Turn the dough out onto a clean, lightly floured counter and gently push it together with your hands – do not knead.
Rolling and folding the dough:
  • With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out dough into a somewhat triangular shape. Use your hands to fold the two bottom tips of the triangle inward and the top down, like an envelope.
  • Turn the dough a quarter-turn clockwise and roll out again into a rectangle shape this time. Fold the two ends lengthwise into the middle to meet. Then fold the dough in half across.
  • Turn the dough another quarter-turn clockwise and repeat the two steps above one more time, turning the dough a quarter-turn clockwise each time.
  • Tightly wrap the puff pastry in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes before using.

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  1. How thin should the though be rolled to make say.. Guava pastries? Like 1/4 in.? I ask because I do tend to buy the freezer kind and it comes already in the correct thickness. All I have to do is cut it, however, your recipe looks too good not to try and that I will do!
    Thanks a bunch!

    1. Hey Chaba, thanks for your question! Your are correct, I would say about a to 1/4- to 1/8-inch thickness should be OK.

  2. I do this all the time as Arthur visits my hands a lot and make it impossible to do it the long way round