Want to feel like you're going out on a weekend morning? These pastries will do the trick--they give off the perfect bakery and coffee shop look and vibe!
I've looked for gluten free puff pastry to purchase forever without luck. All I've been able to find is diy puff pastry that takes a lot of time to roll out and refrigerate. This gluten free puff pastry recipe is simple, easy and ready in just a few minutes! (Dairy free, gluten free, FODMAP, nut free, soy free)
"So you're telling me people use filo pastry instead of puff pastry so they don't get fat?"--Unknown Author
Puff pastry is a delicious light and flaky buttery dough that has many uses. It's used by making thin alternating layers of butter and dough. You can use puff pastry in:
- Baking goods
"I beg your pardon. You BOUGHT your pastry?"--Aloada Bobbins
Well, you can do that too. Traditional puff pastry dough is typically rolled out into a thin layer, folded, and rolled out again several times. It can be a task, if you're up to it. Our recipe is done in minutes but you can save yourself time by purchasing gluten free puff pastry. It can be tough to find in stores and may need to be purchased ahead of time. (Not convienent for when cravings hit).
Gluten free leader Schar makes a gluten free puff pastry you can order from their website.
If you don't consume puff pastry in mass quantities, GeeFree offers a frozen gluten free puff pastry that you can take out of the freezer and use just the amount you need in a recipe.
"Making your own puff pastry? Ain't nobody got time for that!"--Author Unknown
True. I really don't have time in my day to roll out my dough, fold it, let it sit in the fridge and then repeat the process all over again. It's time consuming and nobody has time for that!
That's why I simplified the process to create an amazing dough that comes together in just minutes!
You've got time for that!
Simple Gluten Free Dairy Free Puff Pastry
For the Puff Pastry:
- 1 ½ cups gluten free self rising flour (https://burntapple.com/gluten-free-self-rising-flour-recipe/)
- 1 cup butter cold
- ⅓-1/2 cup ice cold water
For the Strawberries and Cream Pastries:
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- ¼ cup cream cheese softened
- 2 tbsp natural strawberry jam
- 1 cup thinly sliced strawberries
- 1 tbsp melted butter
To Make The Pastry: (Recipe Makes Equivalent of 1 Sheet of Puff Pastry)
- In a food processor, pulse or mix together the flour and butter until crumbly. (Dough crumbles should be about the size of peas).
- Make a hole in the center of the dough and pour in the ice cold water. Stir with fork to combine the water and dough.
- Lightly flour a cutting board or kitchen counter with flour. Lightly flour your rolling pin, then roll the dough into a 12x18 inch rectangle. (30x45 cm)
- Fold the dough in half, then half again, then roll out into the 12x18 inch rectangle. Do this 6-7 times.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for a couple of days or freeze for later use. Dough will freeze up to one month. Substitute in any recipe for one puff pastry sheet.
To Make The Strawberries and Cream Pastries:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut your puff pastry into 6 rectangles. Move the cut pastry over to the cookie sheet, leaving a couple of inches of space between each pastry. With a fork, prick the center of each pastry, leaving about ½ inch space from all the edges.
- In a bowl, mix together the strawberry jam and softened cream cheese. Divide the mixture evenly between the pastries. Spread the mixture evenly over the center of each of the pastries, leaving about ½ inch space from the edges of the pastry. Top with sliced strawberries.
- Lightly brush the edges of the pastries with the melted butter. If you don't have a brush, you can dip a paper towel into the melted butter then brush along the edges of each pastry.
- Bake the pastries at 400 degrees for 13-17 minutes, or until the pastries are puffed and golden. Remove from the oven and serve.