Can I freeze puffed pastry after it has been baked? I'm making batons with mustard inside and grated cheese on top. Thanks!

Makena
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  • July 11, 2015
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Claire S. July 12, 2015
I have had no problems freezing puff pastry after it has been baked. Just allow it to defrost completely and then bake in a preheated oven until hot all the way through. The result isn't very different from the freshly-baked version. I do this with salmon en croute a lot http://handfulofsunshine.com/2014/09/17/salmon-en-croute/
 
Makena July 12, 2015
Thanks very much, Claire Smith.
 
amysarah July 11, 2015
Yes, exactly Makena. Roll them up w/your filling (or whatever you're doing,) then freeze raw. On day you're serving them, give them an egg wash and sprinkle on your cheese and bake.
 
Makena July 11, 2015
Thank you very much, amysarah!
 
amysarah July 11, 2015
I've made a lot things ahead with puff pastry - cheese sticks, palmiers with various fillings and such - and found that they hold up well, pre-baking, in the freezer. (Never left them in there for more than a couple of weeks - maybe not if held longer.) I don't even thaw, just brush with a final egg wash and give them an extra minute or two in the oven.
 
Makena July 11, 2015
Thank you, amysarah. So, you mean that I can freeze after rolling out, folding, and cutting into batons, but before baking? Thanks for clarifying.
 
PieceOfLayerCake July 11, 2015
You could....but laminated pastry generally suffers over time, even frozen. I would bake it as close to service as possible, avoiding freezing if possible. If its unavoidable, they will certainly be edible and tasty, but not as.
 
Makena July 11, 2015
I suspected as much, PieceOfLayerCake. Greatly appreciate you taking the time to confirm.
 
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