With the doomsdayers claiming that The Great British Bake Off's forthcoming changes mean the show is never going to be the same again, we at Eater are drowning our sorrows in baked goods. Today, with the help of our friends at ChefSteps, we take a stab at mastering the technique that proved to be one of the most challenging on the show: puff pastry.
Puff pastry is made by folding flattened sheets of cold butter between layers of dough, over and over again, to yield flaky, tender pastry. On this segment of ChefSteps' series "Other People's Ideas," Aran Goyoaga, food writer and blogger at Cannelle et Vanille, demonstrates the best way to create puff pastry of the gluten-free variety, achieving the same buttery results with a mix of alternative flours and starches. Watch the video above to see how she does it, and try your hand at it at home using her recipe, available here.
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