Puff Pastry Salad Bowl Tutorial
Gather your tools. You will need a sharp knife or pizza cutter and a ruler.
Roll your Puff Pastry Sheet to a 16″x16″ square. Using the ruler cut approximately 22 strips so they are a little under 1/2″ wide. Set 2 of these strips aside and make sure you do not cut them in half. One sheet of Puff Pastry will make 2 salad sized bowls.
Cut the remaining strips in half so they are 8″inches long. Next you are going to do a basic basket weave. Using water make sure to secure the free edge of the pastry to the edge of the outer strip. Doing this as you go makes it much easier than waiting to the end.
There is not an exact number of strips I usually ended up using 9 strips by 9 strips. Remember to use water to seal the free edges of the pastry. Using the rolling pin I carefully rolled the woven pastry out about a half inch bigger than it is when finished weaving, this gently sealed the strips together.
Using one of the long strips set aside earlier wet one side with water and place the wet side of the pastry at the bottom of the bowl all the way around. Using your hands carefully press the pastry so it is firmly adhered to the woven pastry. (I apologize I did not photograph this but you can see the pastry at the bottom of the bowl in the below photo)
Bake in a pre heated oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minuts or until golden brown. You can brush the pastry with an egg wash to get that shiney golden color. I think I would do that the next time I make these!!