Techniques How to Use Puff Pastry Published Oct 6, 2009 8:00 AM Techniques SHARE 1. Dufour classic puff pastry is an excellent choice. (If you’re using another brand, you may need more sheets of pastry to fill the baking pan.) André Baranowski 2. Line a 13″ x 17 3/4″ baking pan with parchment paper. Lay 2 sheets of dough (9″ x 11″ each) side by side on the pan. Press the dough into the edges of the pan and press the center where the 2 sheets overlap to make an even surface. André Baranowski 4. Prick the bottom of the pastry with a fork. André Baranowski 5. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the pastry and scatter dried beans over it, covering the parchment completely. Bake pastry according to recipe instructions. André Baranowski MORE TO READ RELATED The Saxelby Cheesecake Plums, vanilla bean, and fresh chèvre sparkle in Caroline Schiff’s sweet tribute to the legend of American-made cheese. READ NOW RELATED Kosher Cachopa Michael Twitty’s take on Cape Verde’s iconic, hearty stew honors the island nation’s Jewish roots. RELATED Quick-Pickled Beets This stress-free method will have you snacking on nature's candy without the post-canning cleanup.