Gluten free puff pastry recipe – gfjules

Years ago I was hired by a Le Cordon Bleu chef to teach a baking class in Seattle, Washington, and the topic was gluten free puff pastry. Sugar free banana bread I was initially daunted by the idea, having never made puff pastry before, gluten free or otherwise. Banana bread recipe sour cream But I set to work researching the different methods of making this iconic pastry dough, and what ingredients could work to make it both gluten free and dairy free. I wanted uncompromising results, and I wanted to devise a recipe that was easy and quick enough for anyone to make it (no chef training required!).

Here’s what I learned.


Sour cream banana bread Purists will tell you that butter is essential to making puff pastry taste so delicious and have such a distinctive, flaky texture; however, I found that vegan Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks work just as well in this recipe, for those who must avoid dairy. How to make a banana bread I also ran across the belief that no good puff pastry could be made without gluten. Banana bread with sour cream Well we know I wouldn’t stop until I’d proved that notion wrong, don’t we?! With the right combination of gluten-free flours, anything is deliciously possible!

Yeasted, Danish Style Gluten Free Puff Pastry Recipe. Buttermilk banana bread Click photo for recipe.

A bit more about puff pastry, and why it bakes up as such a light, lovely dough. Betty crocker banana bread The primary ingredients are butter and flour, so don’t compromise on either. Banana bread with buttermilk No one would enjoy a delicate pastry made with gritty rice flour or funky smelling bean flours, so take your ingredients seriously. How to make homemade banana bread Note – if you’re looking for a yeasted, Danish style puff pastry recipe, hop to my recipe here.

You’ll see in the directions that I focus on the process: it is essential not to overwork the dough so that the butter doesn’t melt in the dough as you work with it. Betty crocker banana bread recipe The dough is folded over itself again and again, forming layers, but the balls of cut up butter also help to form flaky layers by releasing steam, pushing the dough apart while baking.

Bakeries making traditional puff pastry often work the dough over the period of a few days. Best ever banana bread For our purposes though, this “rough” puff pastry method will do just fine. Banana bread 1 banana This method creates a lovely pastry dough with stretch and resilience, strong enough to wrap around anything savory or sweet, yet not tough in any way.

The delicate texture so indicative of this dough is preserved using this method, and the whole process only takes about 1 ? hours! If you have a silpat or pastry mat, that is the most ideal work space for this pastry-making endeavor. Banana bread muffin recipe It is also really helpful to have a pastry cutter or bench scraper, but two butter knives will certainly do.

( Note: I have received so many requests lately to share this recipe that I am publishing it without going back and taking new photos. Chocolate chip banana nut bread I will add more photos and step-by-step photos as I have time, but I promised to publish the recipe anyway, for those who really, really want to make gluten free puff pastry NOW).

Whisk together 2 1/2 cups of gfJules Flour, baking soda and salt and pour out onto a clean counter or pastry mat (leave a lot of space to work for yourself). Oatmeal banana bread recipe Slice pieces of butter by tablespoons or smaller, and drop them into the flour mixture, stopping periodically to cover the butter pieces with more gfJules flour by tossing together (total flour used will be around 3 cups when flour is added to the counter or pastry mat).

When all the butter is in the flour mixture, begin chopping into the flour with your pastry cutter, bench scraper or two butter knives cutting against one another like scissors. Banana bread low fat Chop and toss together until a rough meal is formed – you are not trying to eliminate the chunks altogether, just make them roughly equal and well-integrated.

Begin gradually adding in the cold water by pouring into the flour and using your pastry cutter to mix all together until it can form a ball of dough. Banana bread with applesauce You may need slightly less or more than ? cup, but work the water into the flour well before adding more than ? cup, as the more you work with the dough, the more moisture is released into the dough from the butter, and you don’t want to make the dough overly wet.

Form the dough into a rough ball and pat into a large rectangle, with shaped corners. Chocolate banana bread Begin gently rolling the dough into an elongated rectangle, approximately 18 x 15 inches. Banana bread muffins Fold like a business letter by folding from the short end in thirds to layer on top of itself. How to cook banana bread Gently lift the dough and turn one quarter, and fold again from the short side. Banana bread sour cream You will see the butter will begin to marble in the dough. Banana pineapple bread Wrap dough tightly and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

After refrigeration, begin the same rolling and folding process again, dusting with more flour if you need to keep it from sticking to the mat and rolling pin. 2 loaf banana bread recipe Repeat this process two times after refrigeration, then return, tightly wrapped, to the refrigerator or freezer for at least another 20 minutes. Banana bread with chocolate chips Try not to over-work the dough at all.

Cut the dough in quarters and return three quarters, tightly wrapped, to the refrigerator when beginning a recipe, so that the other portions won’t dry out or get too warm while you are working the other dough. Bananas for banana bread Refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze in freezer bags for up to one month.

Use in any recipe calling for puff pastry dough. Whole wheat banana bread You can see some ideas here from my photograph: wrap around asparagus, line mini muffin cups and fill, envelop a round of brie, cream puffs … let your imagination be your guide!

Whisk together 2 1/2 cups of gfJules Flour, baking soda and salt and pour out onto a clean counter or pastry mat (leave a lot of space to work for yourself). Banana bread recipe no brown sugar Slice pieces of butter by tablespoons or smaller, and drop them into the flour mixture, stopping periodically to cover the butter pieces with more gfJules flour by tossing together (total flour used will be around 3 cups when flour is added to the counter or pastry mat).

When all the butter is in the flour mixture, begin chopping into the flour with your pastry cutter, bench scraper or two butter knives cutting against one another like scissors. Banana bread cake recipe Chop and toss together until a rough meal is formed – you are not trying to eliminate the chunks altogether, just make them roughly equal and well-integrated.

Begin gradually adding in the cold water by pouring into the flour and using your pastry cutter to mix all together until it can form a ball of dough. Banana bread recipe with buttermilk You may need slightly less or more than ? cup, but work the water into the flour well before adding more than ? cup, as the more you work with the dough, the more moisture is released into the dough from the butter, and you don’t want to make the dough overly wet.

Form the dough into a rough ball and pat into a large rectangle, with shaped corners. Banana banana bread Begin gently rolling the dough into an elongated rectangle, approximately 18 x 15 inches. How do i make banana bread Fold like a business letter by folding from the short end in thirds to layer on top of itself. Hawaiian banana bread Gently lift the dough and turn one quarter, and fold again from the short side. Banana blueberry bread recipe You will see the butter will begin to marble in the dough. Chocolate chip banana bread Wrap dough tightly and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

After refrigeration, begin the same rolling and folding process again, dusting with more flour if you need to keep it from sticking to the mat and rolling pin. Banana bread recept Repeat this process two times after refrigeration, then return, tightly wrapped, to the refrigerator or freezer for at least another 20 minutes. Diabetic banana bread recipe Try not to over-work the dough at all.

Cut the dough in quarters and return three quarters, tightly wrapped, to the refrigerator when beginning a recipe, so that the other portions won’t dry out or get too warm while you are working the other dough. Banana bread rezept Refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze in freezer bags for up to one month.

Use in any recipe calling for puff pastry dough. Banana bread calories You can see some ideas here from my photograph: wrap around asparagus, line mini muffin cups and fill, envelop a round of brie, cream puffs … let your imagination be your guide!

Hi Sherrie, yes, it is possible and quite easy to do it that way, you just have to be sure not to over process it. Banana bread machine recipe The flour should have little balls of butter throughout; food processors work fast and get hot and melt the butter if you’re not careful.

I just wanted to say I rolled this out on a chilled marble chocolate fudge slab and it worked so much better that on a pastry board it keeped it cool so the butter did not soften. Calories in banana bread Thank you for your recipes they are a godsend!

Hi Alanna – you could certainly try coconut oil in place of the butter here. Banana bread receta I haven’t tried it yet; there are some moisture differences, so if you find the dough is drier than expected, add more water by the tablespoon until the dough is able to be rolled without being crumbly. Easy homemade banana bread Let me know how it goes – Happy Experimenting!

Hi Trevor, I’m sorry but I don’t have the nutritional information for most of my recipes. How to bake a banana bread I’m a tiny little company with no wo-man power to spend on running nutritionals at this point, unfortunately. Banana bread allrecipes You can get the calorie info from my flour though, and there are some programs out there that allow you to plug in the ingredients and it will tell you the calories. Recipe for banana bread muffins I hope that helps!

Hi Wanda, we actually do! It can be pricey to get products over the border, but we try to shop for the best rate. Whole wheat banana bread recipe If you’d like us to work up a shipping estimate, just send your address and wish list to Support@gfJules.com and they can let you know the shipping cost. Banana bread with nuts Hope that works out for you!

I am confused. Banana bread recipe with baking powder Your recipe calls for 21/2 to 3 cups of your all purpose flour. Home made banana bread Is it 2 1/2 cups, 2 3/4 cups or 2 7/8 cups or 3 cups of your gfjules all purpose flour? I’d like to make these puff pastries and I have all the ingredients and I was going to make these this morning but when I reread the ingredient amounts I realized I had this question. Recipe for homemade banana bread Thanks ahead of time. How do u make banana bread PS I noticed you never answered my first question so I hope you will at least get to this one and thanks again.

I apologize for not responding to your earlier question sooner – it got lost in my in-box somehow, but when you mentioned it, I went hunting and I just found it! To answer this question, you’ll add 2 1/2 cups of my flour to make the dough and reserve 1/2 cup for the counter or pastry mat. Chocolate chip banana nut bread recipe I hope that clears it up!

Jules, would it be possible for you to do a video demonstrating this technique? Mine didn’t turn out as well as anticipated and I have a feeling the problem is I’m overworking the dough. Easy banana bread 2 bananas I hate to ask for “favors”, but with holiday baking coming up shortly, a video would really help.

Hi Pat, no worries! It’s a great idea to do a video … now I just have to find the time! I will definitely try my best to get it done, though! In the meantime, let me see if I can help with your technique. Banana bread 2 bananas Did you make any recipe ingredient substitutions? How long did you refrigerate the dough? Was it very warm in your kitchen when you were working with the dough? Was the dough dry or brittle in any way? Can you describe the butter as it was distributed in the dough before rolling it out the final time?

It seems that the puff pastry recipe with yeast that you have shared for the Danish Puff pastry would have more rise and more flakiness, more layers of puffing than the recipe you have for simply puff pastry. Ingredients to make banana bread If I am right then is it the yeast that gives it more rise, I know the butter gives it some rise, but think that the yeast adds rise to this pastry. Banana bread with baking powder Is that correct. Banana bread machine I need a recipe that has a lot of rise and flakiness. Sour cream banana bread recipe Thank you.

You’re right that the yeast gives the pastry more puffy texture, so if you’re looking for a recipe with more rise and flakiness, I’d definitely use my puff pastry from the Danish recipe. Banana bread recipe with 2 bananas This one is a traditional butter pastry made in the rough pastry method, but the other recipe is the kind that most associate with sweeter puffs.

Hi Suzanne, I wouldn’t think this recipe would make the thin phyllo you are thinking of, although it would be a delicious dessert, layered with the baklava filling! If you want to make true phyllo dough for baklava, I’d recommend using this recipe, a video of which was shot using my old flour blend, so I know it will work! Gluten Free Baklava video link here.

Jules thank you your method seems easier than other gluten free puff pastry recipes I have seen and tried.

I agree with a previous comment— you should market the prepared puff pastry. How to make the best banana bread No one has and for those not wanting to go thru the trouble but want the convenience it would pay off.

I hope you find the recipe easier, Doris, and the results much better too! I would love the convenience of being able to buy really great GF puff pastry too, but no time to figure that out right now! Of course, the same thing is what drove me to create my all purpose flour and mixes, so you never know …! ??

RoseAnn, you use this recipe IN another recipe. Banana bread re So a recipe calling for puff pastry (cream puffs, etc.) you will make this FIRST, then use the dough in that recipe, following that directions about bake time, etc. The best banana bread recipe ever I hope that helps clear it up!

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