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Perfect Puff Pastry

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Learn the secrets to sweet and savory puff pastries that wow at book clubs, brunches and beyond! King Arthur Flour's Gesine Bullock-Prado shows you how.

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  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Discover two ways to make puff pastry from scratch and whip up a variety of delicious treats with guidance from King Arthur Flour baking instructor Gesine Bullock-Prado. First, learn how to create quick puff pastry dough and put it to use in an irresistible blueberry crostada and a savory Alsatian tart. Then, make a traditional dough and use it to create a pastry-shop-worthy Napoleon, classic palmiers, a chocolate puff pastry box and a no-bake vegetable tart that's always a hit. Hungry for more? Good! Up next, find out how to put a new spin on everyone's favorite — cheese straws! And, shape crave-worthy cheese Danish, sure to elevate your popularity at brunch. For the grande finale, Gesine walks you through each step of creating impressive joconde imprimé, a fancy name for a cake-wrapped banana cream pie. Yes, it's as amazing as it sounds!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Quick Puff Pastry
Meet pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado and learn the fundamentals of puff pastry! You'll get inside the layers of a quick puff pastry dough to see how chunks of butter smooshed into flour becomes delicate laminated treats. Don't be scared when your dough looks like a shaggy mess at the start of folding; this quick puff dough transforms right before your eyes.
2. Quick Puff Tarts
3. Traditional Puff Pastry Dough
4. Rolling, Cutting & Baking
5. Palmiers
6. Sweet & Savory Tarts
7. More Puff Shapes & Fillings
8. The Joconde Imprimé Cake

Taught by

Gesine Bullock-Prado
Gesine Bullock-Prado
Gesine Bullock-Prado is a cookbook author, pastry chef and King Arthur Flour instructor. She has written four pastry and baking cookbooks and serves as a regular dessert contributor and editor for Better Homes & Gardens and Food & Wine magazines. Gesine also makes appearances on the "Today" show and "The Talk" and hosts "Unique Sweets" on the Cooking Channel.

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