|A very hot oven is required
for successful puff paste. In fact, the colder the pastry and the hotter
the oven, the better will be the chances for light pastry.
The air incorporated between
the layers of the paste by the folding and rolling expands in the heat
of the oven, causing the paste to rise and producing the characteristic
For instance, if the pieces
of paste are about 1/4 inch thick before baking, they should be 2 inches
thick when baked.
Set the pan containing the
pieces on the floor of the oven in order to give the paste every opportunity
to rise. If it seems to rise unevenly, turn it around so that it will get
the same heat on all sides.
Bake until light and nicely
browned and then remove from the oven.