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Not a cooking tip, but a culinary question

Postby Stephen » Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:32 pm

As I was baking it occured to me that, unless my memory is faulty (nothing unusual), my mother would have always referred to "flakey pastry" rather than "puff pastry".

Would this be regional useage? Her roots were in south Yorkshire and upbringing in Northamptonshire.
Or would it reflect the age? Born in the early twenties, so her cooking would have been learnt in the late twenties and thirties.

Either is possible.
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Re: Not a cooking tip, but a culinary question

Postby retropants » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:00 pm

Flaky pastry is not quite puff pastry. It's similar but more 'rustic'! As far as I know anyway. It is easier to make. Just make pastry dough then add some blobs of extra butter and roll it and fold it 2 or 3 times.
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Re: Not a cooking tip, but a culinary question

Postby Stephen » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:15 pm

Ah. Thank you.
As, when I was young, she would always have made her own pastry that does explain it.
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