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Jules Gluten-Free Puff Pastry

Jules Gluten-Free Puff Pastry

Jules Gluten Free and I made some puff pastry over the weekend. What did you do?

If you’re new here, this is part of a blog series we’re calling Great Gluten-Free Flour Test: Four All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blends (Better Batter, Cup4Cup, Jules & Tom Sawyer). Four recipe categories (cake, pastry, bread, cookies). Scoring in 10 different categories, described in detail on the main page of the test.

We’re halfway through the Pastry Challenge.* Here’s Jules…

Here’s the dough.

I had a bit of trouble rolling out the edges to create flaps to cover the butter packet. After searching around Jules’ website a bit, I think her pastry does best when it’s rolled out at closer to room temperature. This was chilled.

I was still able to create a packet of dough to enclose the butter.

The first turn required some dusting with extra flour, but I got there.

By the third turn, we were in business.

Here’s the dough after the sixth, and final, turn.

The layers are all there. They’re mostly a matter of architecture when it comes to puff pastry. If you do the turns and fold the dough, you’ll get layers. But the dough just doesn’t brown very much at all. The top of the pastry has an egg wash, and that browned nicely.

You can see here that it’s nice and flaky, just like you want puff pastry to be.

But I want you to know that I jumped ahead, and made some yeast bread with Jules flour. You’re in for a treat.

*For the puff pastry recipe, including all the details about the method, see the first pastry challenge post (Better Batter Gluten-Free Puff Pastry).

Here are the deets:

Pastry Challenge
Attributes

Jules
Score (1-10)

Cost$1.23/cup
Cup for cup replacement claim10
Cup for cup replacement result7.0
Ease of use6.0
Raw texture8.5
Cooked texture7.0
Finished appearance8.0
Finished taste9.5
Mouth feel8.5
Smell10

Love,
Me

P.S. Coming up later this week, Tom Sawyer Puff Pastry and … a DIY all-purpose gluten-free blend. Yup. You read that right. But it ain’t cheap. If you don’t use superfine rice flours, you won’t like the results. And superfly superfine rice flours cost.

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  • Julia
    September 10, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Hi! I was telling a newly diagonsised person about your website and trying to refer them to your “Great Gluten-Free Flour Test: Four All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blends (Better Batter, Cup4Cup, Jules & Tom Sawyer)” post but every time I follow the link on various pages, I get nothing. Please help me! thanks :)Thank you for all the work you do to bring the joy back into baking!
    Julia

    • gfshoestring
      September 10, 2012 at 3:37 PM

      Hi, Julia,
      I can’t seem to find that page, either. I have asked my web designer to see if he can locate it. It may have gotten lost in the shuffle, but the underlying posts testing each flour are still there, under the Foundation Basics tab (which you can find in the Recipe Index).
      xoxo Nicole

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  • Jenna
    April 9, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    If you have a tough time finding superfine white rice flour, do you have any local Asian markets to check? Because I get mine for what works out to something like $0.29 a pound here at mine… that’s for the days I actually buy it. If you haven’t looked into it, might I suggest checking out a grain mill? I bought mine a few years ago, and honestly – it paid for itself in less than 3 months. Mine whips through even brown rice and chickpeas to powdery soft piles in moments and has the added spiff of letting me multitask ingredients. No more buying various levels of rice flour as well as rice to cook for dinner. Now, I just buy whole beans & grains and have options! If I had to pick only one of my myriad of kitchen gadgets to keep for GF cooking, my mill would even beat out my Kitchen Aide mixer! It also opens up flours I just can’t buy anywhere near me. Everyone has had white rice flour – but I’ve gotten to play with forbidden rice flour! (A lovely purple). Popcorn flour, black soy bean flour, heritage bean flours, and more! (I’m a dork. I actually have made cornflour & cornmeal jars done rainbow style. Bands of whisper soft pale pinks, blues, yellow, & whites.) Not only is it cheaper then buying the flour, you’ll never look back once you TASTE fresh grains. Heavenly. Promise!

    • April 9, 2012 at 2:40 PM

      Hi, Jenna,
      I don’t have a tough time finding rice flour at all. I get it from Authentic Foods. I’m really glad you’ve found something that works for you!
      xoxo Nicole

  • April 9, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    HI NICOLE ~ ARE YOU & BRIAN MARRIED? HE POSTS ON SOME OF THE GF SITES ON FACEBOOK TOO. WE LIVE IN NORTHERN CA. & HE TOLD US ABOUT A TRIP THRU CA SOON. WILL YOU BE GOING TOO? I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE COFFEE W/ YOU GUYS OR MAYBE EVEN LUNCH…. LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU CAN. (ASSUMING OF COURSE THAT YOU ARE MARRIED! & GOING ON SAME TRIP….:) ANYWAYS, HAVE A GOOD WEEK. HUGS ~ MARIA

    • April 9, 2012 at 2:41 PM

      Hi, Maria,
      Yes, Brian is my husband. We will be coming to California sometime in July, but we’re not sure yet where we will be. Unfortunately I won’t be available to meet one on one, but I really appreciate the offer!
      xoxo Nicole

  • Kim Donavan on Facebook
    April 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    …there is such a thing as GF Puff Pastry??? (Am I in heaven???)

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