Since many commercial brands of puff pastry contain shortening, not butter, it's worth the effort to try my rich, flaky version homemade. Originating in France, Puff Pastry dough is often referred to as Pâte Feuilletée or leafed pastry because it has many leaves or layers. It is crisp, buttery, flaky and especially light. Puff Pastry makes a perfect wrapping for a variety of savory and sweet dishes. Why you don't try one?