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                      QUICK PUFF PASTRY - MASTER CHEFS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4       c            Flour, instant, or more
    1 1/2   ts           Salt
    1       lb           Butter, unsalted, cut into
                         -- large chunks
 
   3/4 c  Water, cold (about)
   
   For Quick Puff Pastry: ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ  
        In a mixing bowl or mixer, roughly combine the
   flour, salt and butter, breaking up the butter
   slightly (there should be visible chunks). Gradually
   add just enough cold water to hold the dough together.
   DO NOT OVERWORK.
   
        Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work
   surface and roll it into a rectangular shape about 9
   by 12 inches.  Dust the board, dough, and rolling pin
   with flour as often as necessary to prevent sticking.
   Starting with the closest short end, fold the dough
   into thirds as you would a letter.  Rotate the dough
   so the open side is at your right. Repeat, rolling the
   dough into a rectangle, folding it into thirds and
   rotating is as before.  Wrap the dough in plastic wrap
   and chill for at least 1 hour.
   
        Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface
   with the open side at your right.  Roll the dough into
   a rectangle as before.  Now bring the two short ends
   together to meet in the center of the dough, then fold
   the dough in half again toward you.  Rotate a 1/4
   turn, so the open side is again at your right.
   Repeat, rolling the dough into a rectangle, folding in
   half, then in half again, and rotating a 1/4 turn.
   Wrap the dough and chill again for at least 1 hour.
   
        Source:  New York’s Master Chefs, Bon Appetit
   Magazine
        :  Written by Richard Sax, Photographs by Nancy
   McFarland
        :  The Knapp Press, Los Angeles, 1985
   
        Chef:   Andre Soltner, Lutece Restaurant, New York
  
 
 
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