Puff pastry braid, an easy and delicious recipe with few ingredients


To get the best result in this braid, we will use the best quality puff pastry and better if it is with butter. Of course, if we have time and desire, we can also make homemade puff pastry following our recipe.

It is also important to get good nutswhich we can customize to our liking by choosing the ones we like the most, as long as we do not exceed the amount indicated in the recipe since in that case, when forming the braid it would be uncomfortable to work with.

This is not an overly sweet dessert so it is almost obligatory to put the glaze on it. We could also customize the frosting adding a touch of cinnamon or orange zest, which goes perfectly with this combination of puff pastry and nuts.

Puff braid textureMarina Corma

Recipe information

  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Rations: 10
  • Category: cake shop
  • Type of cuisine: Spanish
  • Calories per serving (kcal): 318

Puff Pastry Braid Ingredients

  • 50 g almonds
  • 50 g raisins
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 2 sheets of butter puff pastry
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 80 g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of water

Puff Pastry Braid IngredientsMarina Corma

How to make puff pastry braid

Chop 50 grams of almonds, 50 grams of raisins and 50 grams of walnuts. We mix these ingredients and reserve.

We mix the dried fruits of the puff pastry braidMarina Corma

We stretch out 1 sheet of butter puff pastry and paint the entire surface with beaten egg.

Brush the puff pastry braid with egg.Marina Corma

We pour the chopped nuts and spread them over the entire surface of the puff pastry sheet, leaving a couple of centimeters at the ends.

We spread the nuts on the puff pastry braidMarina Corma

We cover the sheet of puff pastry with nuts with the other sheet of puff pastry and lightly seal the ends.

We cover with the puff pastry braidMarina Corma

We roll the two filled sheets together on baking paper to facilitate their transfer to the baking tray.

We roll the puff pastry braidMarina Corma

We cut it in half very carefully so that the filling does not come out.

We cut the puff pastry braidMarina Corma

We put the open dough on a baking tray lined with baking paper and braid it, rolling one side over the other. Preheat the oven to 180ºC with heat up and down. We brush the braid with beaten egg and bake it for 30-40 minutes with heat up and down or until golden to our liking.

Brush the puff pastry braid with beaten egg.Marina Corma

We remove from the oven and let it cool on the tray.

We cool the puff pastry braidMarina Corma

We prepare the glaze by mixing 80 grams of icing sugar and 2 tablespoons of water.

We prepare the glaze for the puff pastry braidMarina Corma

When the braid has cooled, we glaze it by dropping threads of glaze onto the braid with the help of a spoon.

We glaze the puff pastry braidMarina Corma

When the glaze has hardened, we can serve it.

Inside of the puff pastry braidMarina Corma

Easy Preparation Summary

  1. Chop and mix the almonds, raisins and walnuts.
  2. Brush the stretched puff pastry sheet with beaten egg.
  3. We spread the nuts on it
  4. We cover it with the other sheet and seal the edges.
  5. We roll the puff pastry
  6. Cut in half lengthwise
  7. We braid both sides, paint it with beaten egg and bake it for 30-40 minutes at 180 ºC
  8. Let it cold down
  9. We prepare the glaze
  10. We glaze the braid
  11. We serve