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!
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.