Rye Puff Pastry
Rye Puff Pastry

Rye Puff Pastry

Enhanced with the subtle, nutty flavor of rye, this quick pastry will bring new character to all your favorite flaky treats. Without laminated dough's need for resting and chilling, the pastry comes together in a quick 15 minutes — leaving you plenty of time to get creative with your savory canapés, sweet tarts, and everything in between.

15 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 scant pound puff pastry
Rye Puff Pastry
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  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours and salt.

  2. Add the butter cubes, pressing them between your fingers and thumbs to create flat flakes. Toss the flakes with the flour to ensure they’re evenly coated.

    Rye Puff Pastry – Step 2
  3. Add about half the water (38g) to the bowl and use a dough scraper or spatula to incorporate. Stir in the remaining water; the dough should hold together when squeezed, though there will still be some visible dry spots.

    Rye Puff Pastry – Step 3
  4. Transfer the dough to a clean work surface and use a few quick kneads to shape it into a cohesive, rough rectangle; it shouldn’t break apart when you pick it up.

    Rye Puff Pastry – Step 4
  5. Dust the work surface with flour and roll the dough into a 6” x 12” rectangle; the edges will be rough.

    Rye Puff Pastry – Step 5
  6. Fold the dough into thirds like a business letter, then turn it 90°.

    Rye Puff Pastry – Step 6
  7. Roll the dough again into a 6” x 12” rectangle.

  8. Fold and turn the dough again; you'll see it becoming more cohesive and easier to work with.

    Rye Puff Pastry – Step 8
  9. Repeat the rolling, folding, and turning process one or two more times before wrapping the dough and refrigerating it. (Repeating it twice will give you more layers in the final product.)

    Rye Puff Pastry – Step 9
  10. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour or up to two days; double-wrap and freeze it for longer storage, up to two months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator, still wrapped, overnight.

Tips from our Bakers

  • Looking for something delicious to make with this rye puff pastry? See our recipe for Flaky Apple Tart (Tart Fine aux Pommes) for a treat that combines the nuttiness of rye and the sweetness of apples in one delicious pastry. Or perhaps you'd like to make rye palmiers, crisp and dipped in chocolate; or rye turnovers filled with pear and caramel; or even a savory rye tart, studded with potatoes, bacon and cheese. Find all these variations outlined in our blog post, Baking with Rye Puff Pastry.