Traditional, Sweet Puff Pastry
Our sweet puff pastry range spans from traditional sweet Bakar Khani, to modern day twists like hazelnut cream-filled rolls which are all hand made using traditional methods.
We also have an excellent array of cakes, biscuits, bread and rusks to offer in our bakery, which all tie in perfectly with our sweet puff pastry for afternoon tea with your friends, or even at birthday parties. Come and have a look at our exclusive range and pick up some treats for the whole family!
Sweet Puff Pastry Desserts & Bakes
What Is Puff Pastry?Sweet puff pastry is a light, buttery and flaky pastry that is used in a range of dishes, from main courses to desserts. Sweet puff pastry is made using three ingredients - flour, butter and salt - and the technique was perfected in french patisserie. Sweet puff pastry has visible, airy layers thanks to the lamination of flour and butter and rises without the use of a leavening ingredient.
How Is Puff Pastry Made?
Sweet puff pastry isn’t difficult to make, but it can be a long and technical process. If you’re wondering how puff pastry is made, it is quite simple, but requires some concentration! We make a lot of sweet puff pastry for our delicious range of Regal Foods biscuits, but if you want to make your own sweet puff pastry, mix together a simple dough with flour and water then roll it out. On top of the sweet puff pastry dough, add small amounts of butter and then fold the dough over the butter and roll out flat again. Keep repeating this process until you have hundreds of layers - this is what creates the lovely puff effect. Make sure to chill your sweet puff pastry dough in the fridge until completely cool before using, as this can affect the rise of the dough.
What Are Sweet Palmiers?
Sweet palmiers is a sweet puff pastry biscuit that comes in a butterfly shape. They are made from sweet puff pastry using a laminated dough which is similar to that used for croissants, but without the use of yeast. It is made using alternating layers of dough and butter which are then rolled out and folded into many different layers. Then, the sweet palmiers are coated with sugar and the two sides of the pastry and rolled together to create the classic sweet palmier shape and then baked to create this delicious biscuit!
What Is The Difference Between Biscuits and Puff Pastry Biscuits?Biscuit dough is very similar to pastry dough, but the final result is very different! Biscuits are quite thick and have a crumbly texture, whilst sweet puff pastry biscuits can be described as flaky, light and buttery. Puff pastry biscuits are more delicate and are a much lighter biscuit, often paired with natural flavours such as cinnamon, hazelnut and vanilla.