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Sleepy vol-au-vents

Juergen Krauss's picture
Juergen Krauss

Sleepy vol-au-vents

I shouldn't be baking when I am too tired, especially not something new:

I did only enough turns for croissants, getting 32 layers. Butter everywhere!

The next try was much better, with 256 layers:

But this time I think the problem is the oven. Fan only, and the door seems to loose a lot of heat.

I rotated the baking sheet every 10 minutes during the bake.





isand66's picture

Those look amazing!  Nice job.

grind's picture

Those look great.  My puff just sticks together like it's glued, which is a terrible way to eat it.

Janetcook's picture

256 layers :- O

I am amazed and in awe.  These look beautiful.  Like they would simply melt in your mouth.  


RedL's picture

I can feel it melting in my mouth.  Beautiful !

Juergen Krauss's picture
Juergen Krauss

for your generous comments.

I am always amazed watching laminated dough puff up, and with vol-ay-vents it is this 1.2 cm thick ring that has to expand to over 5 times its height.

Actually not that difficult to make, but in a way hard to believe it works. 

Watching them bake is better and more thrilling than any TV show!