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Puff Pastry homemade vs store bought

basilandthyme's picture

I want to make the bumble-berry jalouise featured in Fine Cooking Magazine No. 83, January 2007. The recipe calls for 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry.  I make my own puff pastry and have for years following Julia Childs recipe which I fine works out beautifully every time. How do I know how much pastry to use for this jalouise as I don't know what one sheet of Peppridge Farm Puff Pastry  is equal to. Can anyone help?


It would be very appreciated. Many thanks,



GretchenTHEFIRST's picture

It is 10X15"..  It should be (post #71605, reply #4 of 5)

It is 10X15"..  It should be easy enough to just use an amount that would accomodate the filling.

As a check you could look at a box in the supermarket for the dimensions.

basilandthyme's picture

Thanks for the info. I am (post #71605, reply #1 of 5)

Thanks for the info. I am living in the UK and they don't sell Pepprdige Farm puff pastry here so I was unable to check so   I was a bit unsure how thick to roll the pastry out as well.


GretchenTHEFIRST's picture

They are an 1/8" (post #71605, reply #5 of 5)

Pielove's picture

Puff pastry (post #71605, reply #2 of 5)

Hi BasilandThyme!  You could also figure out the amount of puff pastry by weight.  I "googled up" an image of the box:

and it looks like the box has 1.1lb (490g) of puff pastry, which is 2 sheets.  So, about a half-pound should do the trick!  That is great that you make your own puff pastry-- I have done it, but not as a matter of routine.  Good luck with your jalouise-- do report back, preferably with photos!

Cheers, Jen

basilandthyme's picture

Oh that is very helpful, (post #71605, reply #3 of 5)

Oh that is very helpful, exactly what I was looking for..I'm making this for my daughters' 20th birthday since she loves raspberries and puff pastry. Thought this would be great. I'll post a photo once its completed, candles and all.


Many thanks,


cheers, Joanne