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Making GF puff pastry

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elephantoverthehill Mon 09-Oct-17 19:47:07

Has anyone ever attempted or been successful at this? I wouldn't bother as I would buy it but this is for a Food and Nutrition student at school. It would be better for him to gain the skills through something he could actually taste-test. Searching around on line I have found this. I reckon the 3rd recipe but does anyone have any experience.

Schroedingerscatagain Tue 10-Oct-17 13:20:35

I’ve tried making it and to be honest it was an epic fail and now I’m hoping it’s not my DS making pastry as he’s got no chance of a successful outcome

The most successful recipes I have are often from Pinterest but gf pastry just doesn’t seem to laminate successfully

CMOTDibbler Tue 10-Oct-17 13:29:36

Its hard enough to make GF shortcrust tbh, let alone puff - and the commercial puff pastry isn't very puffy either, so I think the student would find it hard to get a good mark for the result.

elephantoverthehill Tue 10-Oct-17 19:23:09

Thanks for your help. He is a year 9 student so marks are not important so much as skill building. I think it might be better if he tries shortcrust again but to a different recipe perhaps.

Schroedingerscatagain Tue 10-Oct-17 22:39:50

Yikes, DS is year 9.....

Have you considered that if he’s a severe enough coeliac being in an environment with others potentially creating airborne flour he could be glutened

DS like myself would be at risk of breathing in and reacting in that situation ( very severe) I’ve even been glutened pouring cat biscuits before from airborne particles

As I’ve said previously I find Pinterest good also a dk gluten-free cookbook for basics like pastry

elephantoverthehill Tue 10-Oct-17 22:59:37

Schroedinger we take food allergies very seriously. I am quite sure if your DS is so very sensitive you would not have advised your DS to take Food and Nutrition as a GCSE. Has your Ds managed to take part in any Food Technology lessons or indeed go into the canteen? Nuts are obviously banned throughout most schools.

Schroedingerscatagain Wed 11-Oct-17 08:23:34


At our school students choose options at the end of year 9 not 8 so DS will end his career in catering this year thankfully

As a nurse and sufferer I am well aware what is appropriate for him to do and what is not!

That’s why he withdraws from lessons where flour is at risk with teen boys of becoming airborne grin

Eating his packed lunch isn’t a problem as the canteen funnily enough don’t contaminate the air and he doesn’t have a nut allergy

I’m not a helicopter parent but having ended up in a wheelchair due to undiagnosed coeliac disease I have a healthy respect for the damage it can cause, including refractory coeliac disease and don’t want that for my son

Oh and teachers who profess to understand have glutened him in the past so we’ve learned sadly to question first and not blindly trust

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