Friday, April 9, 2010

Japanese Pastry

This is a great snack over the weekend. It is crispy and if you are generous with the sugar topping, you will be rewarded with a sweet, crispy, delicious snack. It really is quite easy to do, except that it takes about a whole day to complete it, with the folding, waiting, folding, waiting, folding, waiting....refrigerate, then bake.... But in the end, you will be pleased with the result. The children will love this. This delicious snack is from Alex Goh's "Baking Code". Have fun trying and enjoy !

Japanese Pastry
(adapted from "Baking Code" by Alex Goh)
Puff Pastry
Ingredients A
300gm plain flour
100gm bread flour
40gm butter
1/8 tsp salt
15gm sugar
1 egg
160gm water

Ingredient B
300gm pastry margarine

adequate sugar

Method :
  1. Mix ingredients A, knead to form smooth dough. Let is rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Roll out the dough into rectangular shape.
  3. Place the pastry margarine onto half side of the dough then wrap it up.
  4. Roll out the dough into 1.5cm thick and fold the two ends to the centre then form a book fold with 4 layers. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Repeat step 4 three more times.
  6. Roll out the puff pastry into 3mm thick and 20x30cm rectangular shape, then brush the top with water.
  7. Roll it up like a swiss roll. Keep refrigerated for at least 3 hours to let it firm.
  8. Cut it into 10mm thick, coat both sides with sugar. Roll it to 2mm thick oval shape.
  9. Place it onto a prepared pan lined with baking paper and sprinkle some sugar on top.
  10. Bake at 170C for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
(my notes : the pastry turns brown too quickly, so I reduce the temperature to about 160C and bake for about 20-25 mins)


  1. Love buttery pastry snack!
    p.s. you have asked me about the flour I used in making tortilla...yes, both bread flour and Ap flour will work.

  2. Nice pastry snack ! I have Alex Goh books too but I have yet to try this out :) Thanks for reminding me :)

  3. Angie
    Thanks for your reply. Will try it soon!

    Thanks for dropping by! I have a long list of "To do Alex Goh's recipes"! Will try them out, when..... eventually!

  4. Wow, looks like a pro! Nevermind, i'll wait for u to do it again then i'll drop over to sample..haakkakaa lazy mah!