Nov 6, 2013

Homemade Puff Pastry Sheets / Puff Pastry Dough from Scratch / Flaky Buttery Puff Pastry Sheets

For some of you finding puff pastry sheets in your grocery store is easy. Not me, i have no luck in getting them and my super market doesn't stock them too. I so badly wanted to try puffs at home, but without puff pastry sheets how can i do it.


I was too scared to make my very own puff pastry sheets, because i though it is so hard to make, so kind of stayed away from them. But many of my viewers requested the recipe, so i got the confidence to give this a try. So far i have made it thrice and each time it was a success. Now i can make my very own sheets to make my very own puffs.

Now for you all who cannot get this lovely sheets, why not try your hands on them. It is way better than store bought. So give it a try and let me know how it turned out..

And you know there are many recipes using this coming up..

can you see the layers..

Preparation Time : 4 to 5 hours
Makes : 15 to 18 puffs


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 400 grams
Cold  Butter - 400 Grams ( 300 gram + 100 grams cubed)
Salt - 2 tsp
Powdered Sugar - 1 tsp
Cold Water - 200 ml or as needed


1)First make the dough. Take flour in a large mixing bowl. Add in salt and powdered sugar and mix well. Now add in 100 grams of cold butter and crumble it with your hands. Now add in ice cold water slowly and make into a soft dough. Shape the dough into a rectangle and cover it with plastic wrap. Place it in a steel plate and put in the fridge for 30 mins.

2)Now take the 300 gram of cold butter and place it over a plastic wrap. Put another plastic wrap over the top of the butter and use a rolling pin to bash the butter into a little thin rectangle.

3)Spread a plastic wrap and place the dough over it. Cover with another plastic wrap and roll it into thin sheets. Now fold them from both ends and invert them and roll it again into thin rectangle. Fold them from both ends. Cover this with plastic wrap and put them into fridge for 30 mins. (REFER IMAGE FOR UNDERSTANDING)

Now repeat the step 3 for 3 more times. So you are totally doing it for 4 times. Each time you are doing it for 2 times. So totally you are doing it for 8 times. Each time you have to put in the fridge for 30 mins.

Now take the dough out of fridge. Roll it into a thin rectangle sheet. Cut it into the squares of your liking.

Place the dough squares in fridge for about 1 hour or 30 mins in freezer. Now you can use it to make any puffs you like.

1)The first thing you should remember is always keep the dough cold while making the entire process. If you feel like the dough and butter is getting warm, put that in fridge till it gets firm and cold.

2)Make sure the puff sheet is cold before putting it in the oven. This will make it rise better and make it flaky.


STEP 1 : Make the Dough

Take all your ingredients

Cut a portion of butter into cubes
Take flour in a bowl

Add salt and powdered sugar

Add the butter

Crumble them

It will become  like this

Add cold water and make dough

The dough should be soft

Shape it into rectangle and cover with plastic wrap

Put in fridge for 30 mins

STEP 2 : Make the Dough & Butter Parcel

Now lets make the dough parcel

Place butter between plastic wrap

bash them

Make them into thin rectangle

Roll the dough into a thin sheet

Place the butter in the middle

Wrap them from both ends

And the other two ends

Cover with plastic wrap

Put in fridge

STEP 3: Make the First Two layers

Now make the first two layers.

Place the cold dough between two plastic wrap

Roll them

Fold from one side

Now other side

Now turn them like this

Cover with plastic wrap

Roll them again

Fold from one side

Now other side

Cover them and put in fridge for 30 mins.

Continue the above step for 3 more times...This way you will get lots of flaky layers

The below picture is how the dough looks after a 4 times of doing the steps above..In total you are folding it for 8 times, because each time you are doing it for 2 times.....

This is how the dough looks after a total of 4 times folding.

Roll it into thin sheet

Cut the sides

Now cut it into squares as you like

Homemade sheets are done


  1. detailed and step by step explaination of puff pastry is very helpful....

  2. hi aarthi

    can i use salted butter for this

  3. thanks aarthi.. looks promising.. Does this stay for some days? or do you have to use it in one go? and how do you preserve if it stays?

  4. @Annie
    Put it inside a ziploc bag and You can freeze it and defrost it before you use.

  5. You r seriously the queen of kitchen! It's truly a one stop blog for everyone!

  6. Dear aarthi are they storable?

  7. Oh my... thank you for this flaky sheet... now i can make my very own napoleones.

  8. Oh my...thank you for the flaky i can make my very own napoleones.

  9. @AnonymousYes u can store these for few days in fridge and few weeks in freezer, just store it in a ziploc bag

  10. Your recipes are really amazing. I followed some of them and they are perfect.

  11. How do i cook them?? O bake dem ??

  12. Instead of powder sugar could I use normal granulated or is their another terminology for it as im in the uk and have never heard of it thanks ps the rest of the recipe is great

  13. @AnonymousPowdered sugar is normal sugar which is powdered

  14. Hi,

    I tried this receipe,but I used home made unsalted butter,which was bit oily.
    So due to this my butter getting oozing out,whenever I m folding.I used dry maida also while folding it,but still it is sticking to polybag.
    What to do ?

  15. @Ritu Sharmahomemade butter have water in this, so it will be sticky. it is best to use store bought yellow butter

  16. Wonderful!. A search , after long frustrating years of searching for ready made sheets... Thanks a lot.

    painstakingly explained, encouraging one and all to try. Well done.

  17. Can we use oil instead of butter in this. I hate too much of butter in it. Any other go.

  18. @Anonymousno u have to use butter. oil wont work

  19. Myself Archana .mam really superb detailed explanations and picture they helped me a lot to make my own sheets ..... No doubt mam you are the kitchen queen....

  20. You are so good aarthi

  21. hi aarthi
    how are you n kid?

    today i will make this but before made i want to know 1 thing.dear i have unsalted white butter is that ok?

  22. @Anonymouswhite butter has water content in them, so try to use yellow ones

  23. i want to make this in otg so should i place it in grill mode or bake mode

  24. @priya tilokaniyou have to cook this in bake mode. Check this link

  25. Can this puff pastry base can be used for preparing quiche/pie crust?

  26. @Anonymousyes u can use this for any recipe that calls for puff pastry

  27. This is by far the best step by step procedures I have seen after so many searches here in the internet. Merci beaucoup!

  28. dear

    how can we store puff pastry dough if dnt have ziplog bag
    plz adive

    and i make it with unipuff /master puff is it ok?

  29. dear

    can we make puff pastry dough with any kind of shortnening?

  30. arthi

    had problem .. when i bake puff sheets or any thing made from puff ... after cooling on was became soogy soogy after few hours even not cover it .
    what ahappend

  31. @Anonymousit heppends to all puffs have to reheat it in oven

  32. when reheat iz that turn again into crispness ?

  33. @Anonymousyou shouldn't heat it in microwave. you have to reheat it in oven

  34. This was so helpful. It turned out delicious and light. Without egg was my main concern. But they turned out just like at the bakery! Thanks.

  35. Hii


  36. Good hard work . thank you for explanation

  37. Aarthi, thank you for posting pictured receipe. I live in Chennai and can anyone tell me where can I get ready made puff pastry sheets?
    Thanks in advance


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