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How To Make Puff Pastry Without Butter

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Make Puff Pastry Without Butter

Fancy eating a puff pastry with much less fat? You might be cooking a vegan recipe and can't use frozen puff pastry as it contains butter. Well it's possible, and we offer a recipe for puff pastry without butter. With the steps we will give you, you can prepare a delicious and healthier flaky dough for what you want. The ingredients are identical, except that the oil will replace the butter in order to create a great dough that looks and tastes the same. Pay attention to this OneHowTo.com article, we will show you how to make puff pastry without butter.

Between 45 & 60 minutes medium difficulty
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Steps to follow:

To make puff pastry without butter, follow the same steps as for usual pastry, but you just have to substitute one ingredient for another. So you must prepare the ingredients and proceed as shown below. Start by putting the sifted flour in a large bowl to be able to work with comfort.

How To Make Puff Pastry Without Butter - Step 1

The next step will be to make a hole in the flour and add cold water , at most about 20 tablespoons, olive oil and salt. If you want a relatively light mixture, put little oil in the mixture. Now you must stir well with a spoon until the flour is mixed perfectly with all the ingredients and there are no lumps.

How To Make Puff Pastry Without Butter - Step 2

Once you have mixed the ingredients with a spoon, you should start working the dough with your hands, as this is the best way to create a uniform mixture. When you have already formed a ball with the pastry, you must place it in a clean bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place it for half an hour in the fridge, but where it is not exposed to very cold temperatures.

How To Make Puff Pastry Without Butter - Step 3

After 30 minutes in the refrigerator, remove the puff pastry and you can now knead it with the help of flour and a roller. When you've worked it you can put it in a baking dish and bake for 15 minutes at a temperature of 150°C (302°F).

How To Make Puff Pastry Without Butter - Step 4

Now you have made puff pastry without butter, you can use it to create delicious vegan or non-vegan recipes! Take a look at the following:

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  • Some recipes use two tablespoons of milk too after mixing the dry ingredients, but if you are vegan then you shouldn't do so.

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What did you think of this recipe?
It says mineral water in the ingredients list and cold water in the method. Which works best please?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Lauren,

It means cold mineral water. You can use other water, but this is the best option for optimal flavor, but it needs to be cold for the dough to work.
Michelle Kulon
Thank you so much i need this ❤
"20 tablespoons"? Wtf is this?
Hi. I'm confused about something. Are you supposed to bake the dough first without any fillings?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Ash,

It's a good question, but generally yes you do bake the pastry first. This is known as ‘blind baking’. It will depend on what you are using as the filling, however and whether or not you need to cook the filling before adding it to the pastry to bake together. You don't want the pastry to burn while the filling is raw, especially when cooking meat pastries.
How much Olive Oil would you say? How do I know if the pastry has been rolled out enough or worked with enough before use?
OneHowTo Editor
The dough is ready when you get a homogeneous mixture and you make sure there aren't any bubbles.
On the other hand, the amount of olive oil will depend on how light you want the mixture, but one tablespoon will do.
I used 3/4 cup 2about 4 cups flour not measure....bleeding so roll out tomorrow n cook
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