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Puff bars are a delicious and popular treat, but they can be tricky to make. One of the most common problems people have when making puff bars is that they end up tasting burnt.
This blog post will teach you how to avoid this problem!
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll want a pan that can fit your dough and will allow you to shake it back and forth during baking for even cooking. Line the bottom of this pan with parchment paper or foil (this is optional). If you don’t have either one available, just line the bottom in aluminum foil.
Next, make sure your puff bar dough is chilled before starting! This prevents cracking while baking. The best way to do this is by sticking it in the freezer at least an hour before making them so they’re cold going into the oven but if not possible then stick them in ice water until they are iced all over.
The most common issue with burnt puff is overcooking.
This happens when the oven temperature and baking time are too high. A good rule of thumb for cooking your pastry to avoid this burn taste is about 12 minutes at 350 degrees, or until crust starts to turn golden brown in some places.
If you’re unsure if it’s done, poke a fork into it: if there isn’t any doughy resistance then they’re cooked enough! Don’t use an ice cream scoop to check as that can flatten them out and make them more likely to burn. You’ll know the outside edges have sufficiently baked through by touch alone
Be careful not break off pieces though; a little softness in the middle If the puff bar tastes burnt, it’s likely that a little bit of overcooking has occurred. The problem with overcooked puffs is they are dry and taste like sawdust; this is because the moisture in them evaporated during cooking.
The good news: It’s very easy to fix! Simply microwave (or oven) for 30 seconds or so after removing from heat source. Let finished product cool at room temperature before eating or transferring to an airtight container for storage. One cautionary note here – microwaving will brown on the outside as opposed to just going golden brown on top when baked in an oven which may be desirable if you want a crunchier texture.