food styling and recipe development by Kristina Domitrovich // photos by Lindsay Pace
Puff pastry: Puff pastry is a type of dough that requires a very long process of chilling and rolling dough and butter together to create layers (lamination). When these layers are cooked, the water in the butter layers will evaporate, causing the dough layers to puff, which gives pastries like croissants their signature flakey-airiness. It is oftentimes fickle for at-home or impatient cooks, but can be bought frozen for easier, quicker use.
Find it boxed in the frozen dessert section of your grocery store.