Puff pastry is one of those tricky pastry that I probably couldn’t be able to get it right. It is made with flour and fats, rolled several times to get the crispy layers when baked. I used to buy Pampas brand which is imported (from Mexico, I think) but I dislike the shapes they come in, usually too large and I need to cut them.
Then I discover Kawan’s Puff pastry in Tesco. It is rather cheap, I think around RM3-RM4 per packet. The packaging says it is transfat free so I hope it is. Anyway, puff pastry is still fattening but hey, what’s a little indulgence?
It comes nicely stacked on layers of plastic sheets so getting the exact number you need for your pastry is real easy. There are no hassles of rolling or kneading. Just throw them on your stew or soup to make your dish looks smashing. Or just wrap it with something and bake. It is a lot cheaper than buying those expensive pies from bakeries.
I made a lazy corned beef, green peas and cheese puff today. I just take on third of a tin of corned beef, some green peas (S&W baby peas are sweet) and some mozzarella and cheddar cheese to make the fillings. No other flavourings required because all of them are flavourful enough.
Dump some of each ingredients on a sheet of puff pastry. Wrap it anyway you like.
Apply some egg white and bake them in hot oven at 200 degree celcius for 15-20 minutes.
I made about 12 puff pastry filled with the canned stuffs. Yayaya, not very healthy but yummy.
P/S : The crazy weather is going nuts. Every evening, the humid and hot weather can melt me if I cook a regular meal in the kitchen. After the build up of the hot humid weather, a freak storm will break out. Bah!