Where can I buy brick dough?
- djb Sep 14, 2005 03:44 PM
Is brick dough (North African pastry sheets) available in the US? Where? (I live in San Francisco.) If it's not readily available, can phyllo be substituted? I've read that brick dough is thicker than phyllo, so would you use 2 or more sheets of phyllo? Thanks for any information you can provide.
I've never seen brick sold commerically in the City. You might want to Google "feuille de brick" to see if you can source it at a gourmet shop online. As for substituting phyllo, it's a different sort of thing, so depends on what you're making and what you're going for.
Paula Wolfert (in Mediterranean Greens and Grains Cookbook) has a recipe for "Brik Dannoni" - Tunisian spicy beef, olives and capers in semolina turnovers. But you gotta MAKE the dough. You probably have lots of recipes and just want to purchase the dough to make them.
Brik Dannoni sound really delicious.
My company sells Fuille de brick, but we're all the way out here in Chicago.
If you absolutely cannot get ahold of a pastry supply company that can sell you less than a case of the fuille de brick, crepe shells make an excellent alternative, or for more savory applications, thick won-ton skins can pass- there are a few that are "puffy" not "flat" and they work pretty well- check for all of them in your grocer's freezer section!
Le Village/made in France sells packages of 10 sheets of French-made brick for $4.75 (mail order):
They're having a warehouse sale in Brisbane next weekend:
You could call and see if they'll have any there if you'd prefer to get it in person.