Puff pastry is defined by wikipedia as " a light flaky leavened pastry containing several layers of fat which is in its solid state at 20 degrees. In raw form, puff pastry is a dough layered with solid fat and repeated folded and rolled out. "
The cooked product produces a pastry that is light, flaky and crispy. Some of the world's best loved bread are made of puff pastry, Studel, Croissant, Turnovers, Vol au Vent, Sausage rolls, Danish Pastries, and Beef Wellington are some of its example.
It will be time consuming and difficult to make puff pastry at home, since the fat should be rolled with the flour COLD, and with our summer, that will be virtually impossible.
Santis Delicatessen has a brand of puff pastry named "Pampas" which costs around 900 plus pesos and packaged at one kilogram.
Too expensive for me.
So imagine my excitement when I saw this Kawan Puff Pastry of Malaysia in Puregold Supermarket. It costs 180 pesos for a 400 gram pack in the freezer section. I took it home and tried it out.
I cut it into squares and rolled it with a hotdog for "pig in a blanket" . Brushed it all around with an egg and milk wash to give it a little color. Pop it in the oven on 240 degrees
wa- laah! I love it! You can never go wrong with it! Fantastic!
I also took some slices of chicken sausage and cheese on a square pastry,
sealed it with egg wash and the tines of a fork.
Pop the whole thing in the oven and ...
Wa- laah! again...I think I am in love with Kawan. :)
The pastry is light and flaky, buttery and tasty. PERFECT!
My kids love it and I love that it is so easy to make at home. As far as I'm concerned, my sons can have puff pastry everyday for snack.
You can put any filling inside. Peanut butter and jelly, Chicken salad, adobo, corned beef, cheese , fruits, chocolate, even smores ( marshmallow and chocolate). The possibilities are endless.