Questions about shaping, preparing or baking with puff pastry as a star ingredient.

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How can I store leftover puff pastry or make it more durable?

I am going to be attempting a recipe for tarts which use shop-bought puff pastry. I am fairly new to baking and this will be the first time I am using puff pastry. I am unsure what I can do with the ...
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Why didn't my puff pastry “puff”?

I used store-bought puff pastry to make a tart with two layers of pastry (with some soft cheese in the middle). Even though it baked, neither the top nor the bottom layer of pastry rose or puffed at ...
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How should I deal with “thawed frozen puff pastry”?

A cookie recipe asks for: 14 ounces good-quality thawed frozen puff pastry, such as Dufour So, does puff pastry mean this? http://nishamadhulika.com/baking/homemade-puff-pastry-recipe.html ...
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How to get puff pastry to cook right through

I often use bought puff pastry to make a topping for a chicken pie. However, I tend to find that the pastry is fully cooked on the top but the underside of the pastry remains almost raw. How can I ...
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Blind baking puff pastry

Is it possible to blind bake pastry? I am trying out new custard tarts and want to try blind baking puff pastry. Is this possible.
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How to get my croissant flakier and bigger? Is it possible to get a hollow inside?

I am slightly new to the puff pastry process and have gotten the layers and and folding. I use a three fold, and the temperature remains at a cool degree so the butter does not melt or seep out of the ...
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Cream puff shell shaping

I am trying to figure out the best way to shape my cream puff shells into a volcano shape for baking. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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How can I fix rips in a puff pastry sheet?

Sometimes, a sheet of puff pastry that I'm working on will tear or rip. Sometimes this happens when I'm unfolding the sheet of puff pastry, and sometimes it happens when I'm shaping the pastry around ...
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What can I substitute for puff pastry?

I have a recipe that calls for me to roll up turkey in puff pastry. What can I use as a substitute for the puff pastry, preferably that is lower in saturated fat?
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Can I substitute store-bought puff pastry dough for phyllo in pumpkin pastry?

I want to make a pumpkin filled pastry for a potluck thanksgiving. I found a great recipe for pumpkin & feta pastries, but it calls for filo/phyllo dough. Can I use puff pastry dough instead, to ...
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Making a goats cheese tart more substantial [closed]

Last night I made a goats cheese tart using pesto, puff pastry, finely chopped onions, peppers and courgettes. (Spread pastry with pesto, put veg on, break up goats cheese and bake in a 200 degree ...
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Why do you need to cool the filling of a meat pie before adding to the pastry?

Sometimes I don't have time to cool the mixture before adding to my pastry but I can't see a major difference in outcome - the pastry does seem to be a bit more soggy when the mixture is not cooled ...
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What vegetables hold up well for making vegetarian pot pie?

I am trying to make a vegetarian pot pie, but so far I was not successful. I tried with carrots, peas, and cauliflower, but the pot pie was not that good.