Meet my new favorite convenience product: puff pastry dough.

By Madoline Markham
September 09, 2010

Meet my new favorite convenience product: puff pastry dough. 

I love how you call pull a sheet of frozen dough out of box,shape it and mix with basic ingredients, and it instantly transforms into aoh-so-gourmet-looking masterpiece. Its crisp, buttery layers quickly found a way to mypastry-loving heart.


Making Barfoot Contessa’s Savory Palmiers got me re-addictedto using puff pastry. (Photo note: When I made the recipe with a friend, wewere in a vacation cabin and used a wine bottle as a make-shift rolling pin.)

There are endless ways to get creative with puff pastry. Nexton my list is wrapping it around a honey-covered brie round, but here’s a fewother recipes I want to try.


 Puff Pastry Cheese Tray from Southern Living


 Plum Puff Dumplings from Food and Wine


 Pistachio Pastry Twists from Oxmoor House


Beef Pot Pie topper from Real Simple

The Pepperidge Farm web site also has a good variety ofrecipes for puff pastry.