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       Title: Basic Puff Pastry
  Categories: Pies
       Yield: 8 servings
  
     1/4 c  Butter
   1 3/4 c  All-purpose flour; chilled
     1/2 c  Water; cold
     3/4 c  Butter; softened
     1/4 c  All-purpose flour; chilled
  
   Recipe by: Southern Living
   Preparation Time: 1:00
   Cut 1/4 cup butter into 1-3/4 cups flour with pastry
   blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Sprinkle cold
   water (1 tablespoon at a time) evenly over surface; stir
   with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape into
   a ball, and wrap in waxed paper.  Chill 15 minutes. Combine
   3/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup flour; stir until smooth.  Shape
   mixture into a 6-inch square on waxed paper.  Chill 5
   minutes.
   
   Roll pastry into a 15-inch circle on a lightly floured
   surface; place chilled butter mixture in center of pastry.
   Fold left side of pastry over butter; fold right side of
   pastry over left.  Fold upper and lower edges of pastry
   over butter, making a thick square. Working quickly, place
   dough, folded side down, on a lightly floured surface; roll
   dough into a 20- x 8-inch rectangle.  Fold rectangle into
   thirds, beginning with short side.  Roll pastry into
   another 20- x 8-inch rectangle; again fold rectangle into
   thirds.  Wrap dough in wax paper, and chill about 2 hours.
   Repeat rolling, folding, and chilling process 2 additional
   times.  Chill for 2 hours. Yield:  one recipe Basic Puff
   Pastry.
  
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