How to Make Puffs Recipe
If you are a fan of puff pastry, you have to try this easy homemade recipe. It’s easy, delicious, and will make you never want to buy store-bought puff pastry again!
Puff Pastry Sheets
Homemade puff pastry is not as hard as you might think, and it can be made ahead of time. Just be sure to wrap it well and put it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Pate a Choux Dough
A pate a choux is an amazing dough that’s made with just flour, eggs, and water. It’s also a very light and airy dough, which makes it perfect for cream puffs or any other type of filled pastry.
It’s a little strange at first, but once you know how to make it, you’ll be hooked. The dough is a bit different than the traditional way of mixing ingredients and plopping them in the oven, because you stir it like mad until the flour is cooked into a ball of dough that’s the consistency of play-dough (if that makes sense).
You can easily pipe this dough into mounds on parchment paper or just drop it by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet. Just remember to leave a little space between the puffs because they’ll double in size as they bake.
The filling is just a simple mixture of potatoes, carrots, and peas with some seasoned spices. It’s a perfect accompaniment to any meal or as a snack!
Veg Puffs for Snacks
Vegetable puff or vegetable patties are perhaps one of the most popular ready to serve snacks in all Indian bakeries. This stuffed pastry has an incredibly flaky and light crust enclosing a succulent and flavorful mixed vegetable filling. It is often served as a lunch box item or a delicious afternoon snack, but it can also be enjoyed on special occasions such as high tea parties and birthdays!
Preparing these veg puffs or vegetable patties is a fun and quick activity that’ll bring you many compliments. It is a very delectable snack that is loved by children and adults alike.
Prepare Stuffing for veg puffs
For the stuffing for veg puffs, mix mashed potato, boiled cauliflower, cooked carrots, roasted chickpeas, boiled green peas, chopped coriander leaves, salt and pepper. Add some water to make a smooth batter, and then pour the batter into a bowl. If you prefer a thinner batter, add more water.
Let it rest for 30 minutes at room temperature before preparing the veg puffs for baking. Alternatively, you can warm the oil in a pan over medium heat and then place the batter in it to let it rise.
Once the veg puffs have risen, they need to be baked in the oven at 220 degrees Celsius. You need to preheat the oven to this temperature to ensure the puffs bake up golden and crisp.
When the puffs are finished baking, you can roll them up in paper towels and eat them as is or coat with sugar to make them even more sweet. They are best eaten on the day they’re made, but they’ll last for up to a week in the fridge.