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Pastry disaster!!!

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All,

 

I am currently preparing a Beef Wellington for eating later.

 

I have just tried to roll out some 'pre-made' Normandy All butter pastry.  This was taken from the fridge about 1 minute prior.  The ambient temperature in the room is probably around 27 degrees celcius.

 

All was going well and the pastry was looking fine, I started to roll it to make it slightly thinner and then the pastry 'stickier' and started to stick to the rolling pin.  It all went wrong basically!

 

Can someone advise how I correct this??

 

I have put the pastry back into the fridge.  I have plain flour and self raising flour available.

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

MV

post #2 of 3

You need to keep the dough as cool as possible and use more flour for rolling out the dough.Excess flour can be brushed off.

After searing your beef and getting all the fillings ready have your dough in the fridge the whole time. Take it out just as you're ready to make the Wellington. You may even have to use the freezer to tighten up the dough so you can roll it easier.

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Originally Posted by MV Agusta Owner View Post
 

All,

 

I am currently preparing a Beef Wellington for eating later.

 

I have just tried to roll out some 'pre-made' Normandy All butter pastry.  This was taken from the fridge about 1 minute prior.  The ambient temperature in the room is probably around 27 degrees celcius.

 

All was going well and the pastry was looking fine, I started to roll it to make it slightly thinner and then the pastry 'stickier' and started to stick to the rolling pin.  It all went wrong basically!

 

Can someone advise how I correct this??

 

I have put the pastry back into the fridge.  I have plain flour and self raising flour available.

 

Cheers

 

MV

yup I agree , your pastry needs to be kept as cool as poss and extra flour will help alleviate the stickyness... need to turn the pastry every 1/2 rolls layer with some extra flour... be gentle but try to work fast... and not FAFF !also try to keep you hands cold.... a bucket of ice is good to dip hands in an out

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