I have always been afraid of pastry. There was just something about it – can’t overwork it, must rest it, it has to be as chilled as possible, don’t add too much flour…
Over the years I’ve been given plenty of advice when it came to making pastry, and so my mind just freaks out whenever I even start researching making my own. Store-bought had always been enough.
Well, after working at Victor Churchill, I started tasting amazing pastries, and so now I can’t go back to store-bought.
I had to bite the bullet and start making my own pastry. I knew a really good recipe that I wanted to make at home, and it seemed simple enough. There was a slight problem, though.