Advice 1: How to thaw puff pastry is ready

To prepare puff pastry at home takes some time which is not each family. The lack of time the dough prefer to buy ready-made in stores. A conventional dough may be sold chilled, but puff is often frozen.
How to thaw puff pastry is ready
Defrost puff pastry for this operation should be treated with extreme caution. With the test it is necessary to apply very carefully – frozen layers when you expand can break. If thawing is carried out incorrectly, this test is unlikely to make good pastries.

Slow thawing

When there is enough time to defrost it is better to use gentle ways.

1. The dough to release from the packaging – this can be a film, foil or package. Put it on the Board or on a prepared Mat for rolling and leave, to lie down for. To expand or separate from each other the layers until complete thawing is not necessary – they can crumble, break down, and roll out the dough then it will be not very convenient. The room temperature will be sufficient to five hours. Only after thawing the dough can be safely deployed.

2. On the bottom shelf of the refrigerator to keep the dough overnight, unpack it when it is not necessary. It will thaw in about 10 hours. Even if the hostess plans change and cakes it would not do, the dough may lie more in the fridge a bit, the layers will not stick together.

How quickly defrost the puff pastry

For quick defrosting test experienced Housewives are ways, which are called "emergency" – trying to use them only when absolutely necessary. You should not use accelerated methods of defrosting Housewives who do not have much experience. In case of any mistake the dough becomes semi-liquid lump, on the outside covered with dry scab.

The dough is placed in a plastic bag and wrapped with a towel. Wrapped up it is necessary to put the warm battery. This method of thawing must only be used in extreme cases.

If special no rush, better to do so: frozen layer of dough to release from the packaging and place on a Board or plate battery, that is the heat source. At a temperature slightly higher than room temperature, it takes less than two hours, the dough was ready to continue working with him.

You should not defrost the puff pastry in the microwave. This operation requires some skill, a good result is not at all, and if a little mistake, you can receive a ready-made puff.

The best way to thaw puff pastry is to slow. When the dough will retain all its beneficial qualities, and the cakes will turn out fluffy and delicious.

Advice 2: How quickly defrost the dough

Some Housewives in order to save time on cooking, buy ready-made dough at the store, which is often frozen. Therefore, it is necessary to know how correctly and quickly it defrosted.
How quickly defrost the dough
One of the ways thawing test is to place it on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. It will be ready to use in 10-12 hours.
Remove the dough from the packaging, place on a cutting Board or silicone Mat and leave it out to thaw at room temperature for 4-5 hours.
For more than a short period of time you can defrost the dough, put it in a plastic bag and lowered into the warm water.
Defrost the dough by using a microwave oven. To do so, place it there and select "defrost". If your oven is not equipped with such function, set the power 80-100 watts. Periodically turn the dough and make sure it is not hot.
The most safe methods which will not affect the positive qualities of the test, are natural ways to defrost is in the refrigerator or at room temperature. So try not to use the microwave and warm water for this purpose.
Storage temperature of frozen dough in the freezer should be no higher than – 18 degrees. Only in this case it can be used for cooking in 3-6 months.
Never freeze the dough again, even if you are not fully used.
Useful advice
Purchase frozen dough only in those shops which provide special conditions for storage of this product. When you select the test, note the degree of freezing. The semi-finished product should be very rigid, then it is likely that he kept at the desired temperature and not subjected to thawing. In addition, if there are any swellings, to abandon such a purchase, most likely, the dough was frozen again. Buy this product only from trusted and reputable manufacturers.

Advice 3: How to make quick puff pastry

To please his family puff pastries, do not have to spend on its preparation a lot of time. You can always make a quick homemade puff pastry, which taste qualities are not inferior to normal.
How to make quick puff pastry

Quick puff pastry in the oven.

To prepare you will need the following ingredients:
- yogurt — 250 ml;
salt - a pinch;
- chicken egg — 1 PC.;
- butter (can be replaced by a good margarine) — 200 g;
- wheat flour — 450 grams.

Take the yogurt, which should be at room temperature, and whisk in the egg and add salt. Thoroughly mix the ingredients and then start on the parts enter the flour.

Slice the butter into thin chips. Dip them in flour and set aside. Take the pastry and roll the pastry out. In the middle lay a third of the oil. Fold the dough in two layers and thoroughly zasypnica region. Then again roll it from the reservoir. Mid will publish the second part of the oil, then turn the envelope and zasypnica region. Do the same with the rest of the oil. Then fold the dough in several layers and roll the pastry out. Slice it into several slices, each of them wrap foil and put it in the fridge. After 30 minutes, it can be used for making pies, croissants, samosas and other culinary delights.

Quick puff pastry on the water

To prepare this test, you will need the following ingredients:
- wheat flour (top grade) — 3 glass;
- butter — 150 g;
- water — 1 Cup
- baking powder -1 tsp.;
salt - a pinch;
- sugar — 1 tbsp.

Mix the flour with sugar, salt and Ripper. Add the ingredients in the water. Knead them on the basis of tight elastic the dough should not stick to hands. Put it on the table, sprinkled with flour, and then roll out thinly. The thickness of the dough should not be more than 3 mm.

Melt on low heat butter. Liberally brush over the rolled out dough and then roll it and cut it in half. One part lay on top of the second, it is necessary that the edges coincide. Take layers of dough and roll it into a loaf. The result is formed from multiple layers. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and put in the freezer for 15 minutes. Then take it and leave for 5 minutes to cool. Will triplicate the dough on top and roll it. Roll it again into a roll. Now you can use it for baking. It will make not only a great Apple strudels, pies with potatoes and mushrooms, croissants with jam, but also other dishes.

Puff dough that remains after baking, you can use in the future. Be sure to store it in a plastic bag in the freezer.
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