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Chocolate Puff Pastry

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 250 Gram (9 ounce)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Water 125 Milliliter (4 fl ounce)
  Butter 250 Gram (9 ounce, unsalted)
  Icing sugar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Cocoa powder 3 1⁄2 Tablespoon (unsweetened)
Directions

To make the dough, melt the butter and mix lightly with the flour, salt and water.
When all the ingredients are well blended, shape the dough into a ball, cover with clingfilm and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Soften the butter for the tourage with a wooden spoon, then adding the icing sugar and cocoa.
Shape into a block, cover with clingfilm and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Remove from the refrigerator before the next stage to allow it to become spreadable.
Now, the tourage process begins.
Flour the work surface and roll out the dough into a 20 cm/8 inch square.
Spread the tourage butter over half the sheet, fold over the second half to enclose the butter, and roll the dough into a rectangle, 50 cm/20 inches long by 20 cm/ 8 inches wide.
Fold into three by folding one end into the centre and then the other end over that.
Give the pastry a quarter turn and, with the rolling pin at right angles to the folds, repeat the 'roll and fold' process twice more.
Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Repeat the tourage 'roll and fold' sequences twice more, making sure you chill the pastry in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour between each set of sequences.
Altogether, the pastry should be 'rolled and folded' 6 times.
Roll the pastry to a thickness of 2 mm / 1/16 inch and cut into three 22-cm / 8 1/2-inch squares.
Place on a baking sheet lined with nonstick baking parchment and prick all over with a fork.
Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F), gas mark 6 and bake the pastry squares for about 20 minutes.
Remove from the baking sheet and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cocoa
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
180 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
210 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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