Mrs Mopp’s Rough Puff Pastry

This is a cheat’s substitute for puff pastry which is really popular. The grating of the frozen butter is still hard work but it is, I am assured by my pastry chef (Carol), a darn site easier than traditional puff pastry. Oh, and the “Mrs Mopp” in question is my mother. ­čÖé


preparation time: 30 mins
cooking time:  


  • 4 parts plain flour
  • 3 parts butter, frozen
  • pinch salt
  • water to mix


Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Grate in the butter. Stir with a palette knife adding just enough water to make it begin to bind. Gather together in a ball and stop messing with it! Wrap it and rest it in the fridge for 30 minutes before using.

(Make Sausage Rolls, Salmon en Croute, Beef Wellington…)

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