Easy Homemade Puff Pastry (Josephine’s recipe)

Course: Dessert


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter 2 1/2 sticks, cold
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  • Place the flour and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Cut the cold butter into 1/4-inch slices and add to the flour mixture, tossing to coat.
  • Stir in the cold water until a thick dough forms.
  • Gather the dough into a ball, flatten it into a disk-shape, and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Chill for 1 hour in the fridge, or 20 to 30 minutes in the freezer.
  • Unwrap the dough, dust the work surface with flour, and roll the dough into a rough rectangle shape.
  • Fold the dough in thirds, like a letter.
  • Turn 90 degrees, roll and fold again.
  • Repeat about 2 to 4 times, wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and chill for 2 hours or overnight.*