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puff

[pəf]
(electricity)
(mechanical engineering)
A small explosion within a furnace due to combustion conditions.

puff

(algorithm)
To decompress data that has been crunched by Huffman coding. At least one widely distributed Huffman decoder program was actually *named* "PUFF", but these days it is usually packaged with the encoder.

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5kg stewing beef, cut into large chunks n 300ml beef stock n Salt and white pepper n Puff pastry, rolled and cut to size of pie dish n Splash of milk n Egg yolk, beaten and mixed with a splash of milk METHOD Put the wine in a pan with the onion, carrot, garlic and herbs and bring to the boil.
I now see puff pastry as one of the great convenience products (I use the one from Dorset Pastry; if you can't find this, look for an all-butter variety).
INGREDIENTS 1 elk tenderloin Kosher salt Black pepper Olive oil 6-8 slices prosciutto 1/4 cup English mustard Puff pastry Egg yolk 1 tbs.
Allow the frozen puff pastry dough to thaw for 10-15 minutes and dust a table top with some flour.
3-ounce package puff pastry, thawed (each package contains 2 sheets)
The new lines are: Beef & Vegetable Pasty, created using tender Beef with Potatoes and Swede in a flaky puff pastry Cheese & Onion Slice--Rich Cheddar Cheese and Onion in a flaky puff pastry Steak Slice.
We've made a 1,200 metre long cake with three layers of puff pastry.
When the puff pastry discs have cooled, cut each one in half horizontally to form two thinner discs.
Roll out the puff pastry to a thickness of 3mm and cut out eight discs to the size of a small saucer or side plate.
Ingredients: 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry, 1 jar ready-made pesto, 5 ripe plum tomatoes, thinly sliced, sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, 1 bag herb salad, 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 2 tsp lemon juice.
Hawaiian Pizza Pinwheels Ingredients 2 sheet pack frozen puff pastry 100g cheddar cheese 50g cooked ham 50g sweetcorn 2 pineapple rings For the sauce: 6tbsp pasata 5dsp burger relish Pinch dried oregano Method 1.
Creamy Spinach, Egg and Parma Ham 'Pizzas' (serves two) Takes 15 minutes to make, 20 minutes to cook INGREDIENTS 375g (1 sheet) ready-rolled puff pastry 2 heaped tbsp tomato sauce (we used Napolina Tomato and Herb Pizza Topping, from major supermarkets) 250g Tesco Finest Creamed Spinach (or similar) 2 large free-range eggs 3 tbsp mascarpone 15g grated Parmesan 2 Parma ham slices, cut into long strips METHOD 1.