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Puff pastry is the royalty of pastries—crisp, flaky, and especially light, it literally rises to any occasion. And although preparing homemade puff pastry is a labor-intensive process, Puff Pastry Perfection shows that a package of ...
Puff pastry is the royalty of pastries—crisp, flaky, and especially light, it literally rises to any occasion. And although preparing homemade puff pastry is a labor-intensive process, Puff Pastry Perfection shows that a package of frozen puff pastry sheets makes the magnificence of puff pastry accessible to home cooks everywhere.
Oh, the enchanting creations that await! Frozen puff pastry can be used to quickly and easily render classics such as napoleons, cream puffs, strudels, turnovers, palmiers, mille-feuille, and French tarts. It can be twisted into appetizer sticks, cut into tartlet shapes, used as a quick pie or quiche crust, folded over savory appetizer fillings, molded over casserole fillings to create one-step pot pie "lids," or rolled and slice into elegant, but oh-so-easy cookies.
The result? How about portobello napoleons, wasabi shrimp puffs, dried cherry and almond baked brie, or spicy cumin cheese straws for starters? For supper consider chile relleno quiche, puff pastry po' boys, pizza bianco with prosciutto, arugula and parmesan or chipotle and cheese beef pot pie. Next, the sweets: miniatures such as ginger-lime sugar twists, southern pecan crisps, fresh mango napoleons, and puff pastry cinnamon rolls, all perfect for teatime or an anytime nibble. And finally the grand desserts: from lemon-blackberry cobbler to chocolate-walnut strudel to caramel apple dumplings, there's a sweet treat for every taste and occasion.
Posted September 19, 2010
Posted July 19, 2009
Wonderful book, on every account; I wll be using this for many years to come. Love love love the blue cheewe and fig appetizers, soo easy and so incredibly delicious.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 4, 2007
What a wonderful book! I've used puff pastry throughout the years with great success, but would always have the occasional 'flop' for reasons I could never identify. This superb book has taken away all of the mystery in straightforward, delightful prose. The primer list at the front makes it easy to foolproof any recipe (e.g., I will never make puff pastry on a humid day again and I now keep a bowl of ice water nearby to keep my hands cool while working with the dough). The recipes exceeded my expectations. I have become addicted to making puff pastry pizzas (so elegant, so easy, makes a great appetizer, too, such as arugula-prosciutto 'pizza'). Many, many quick ideas that are still elegant and upscale, but also winning everyday options (love the pinwheel cookies and sugared twists--very addictive). Highly recommended for all who already enjoy working with puff pastry and certainly for all who are curious. Brava!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 28, 2009
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