How to Make It

Step 1

Work with one sheet of pastry at a time, keeping others refrigerated.

Step 2

Unroll pastry on a lightly floured board, countertop, or pastry cloth.

Step 3

Handle pastry as little as possible to ensure flakiness.

Step 4

Cut with a sharp knife, pastry wheel, or pizza cutter.

Step 5

Seal filled pastries by brushing a water-and-egg mixture on inside edges before pressing together.

Step 6

Preheat the oven. Puff pastry needs high heat to release the steam that causes it to rise properly.

Step 7

Line baking sheets with parchment paper for even browning and easier cleanup.

Step 8

Always reheat pastry in an oven; microwaves yield soggy results.

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