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Nov 19, 2007 01:13 PM

Edible rice paper in Fairfield County?

Anyone have source for this stuff? I want to make nougat candy and, based on my first try, I need the rice paper to keep it from being just a completely sticky mess.
Thanks in advance.

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  1. I may be completely misunderstanding (sadly, a common problem for me). But is the rice paper you are talking about the really thin round wafer-like things you find for asian spring rolls and similar foods?

    If so, I think it's fairly typical in asian markets. In fairfield, there's one in Stamford, on Hope street. Small place but it has - or used to have - the rice paper there.

    But, again, if I'm misunderstanding, and looking again at your original query, I'm sort of thinking I am, just ignore my post altogether.

    1. I think what you might be looking for is something called oblaten, which is often used in German baking. I've seen sheets of it at Taste of Europe on the Post Road in Norwalk, but not recently. You could always ask them to order it for probably would only take a few days. I recommend researching it's use online, too.
      The rice paper wrappers used in Asian cuisine are different. They have to be rehydrated, and are most often used for spring rolls and summer rolls, and they are quite sticky themselves once wet.
      There are a number of international delis throughout FC, and I'm sure if you find the right one, they can easily order it for you.

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      1. re: sonofoodie

        There is an Asian confection (Japanese?) that uses an edible cellophane-like wrapper, and I think that it what Elizzie is after. It's nothing like the spring roll wrapper I've never looked for it but imagine the Asian markets are a good place to start. Also, you may want to call up the fine folks at King Arthur Flour (in Vermont), you might get lucky.

      2. King Arthur doesn't have them, and it's not the asian spring roll wrappers I'm looking for. I think it might be oblaten I'm after, thanks for the idea about Taste of Europe--hadn't thought of that place.

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        1. re: Elizzie

          Rice Paper also called Wafer Paper or Ostia is an edible starch based confection. It is used in cakes and also as the topping for the well-known traditional Italian and Spanish nougat. It is readily available on eBay where I just purchased it for a reasonable price!

        2. Did you find the paper? Could you try putting rice flour on silipat and then putting the candy on top.

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          1. re: scharffenberger

            I didn't find it and I may actually not make the torrone this year. I DID, however, go to Cook's Nook and spent about an hour just reveling in how many wonderful things they did have there.

          2. tidmarsh candy in ansonia ct has wafer paper