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Pithiviers in Seattle, French Pastry

fooey Nov 28, 2007 01:09 PM

I want to buy a French pastry called Pithiviers.

I had it in France and just loved it.

It's basically a almond filled puff pastry. In France, it's about the diameter and shape of a 9" pie.

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/qa/images/Pithiviers.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/62689545@N00/512338720/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pithiviers

Any idea where I can buy them in Seattle?

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    equinoise Nov 28, 2007 01:11 PM

    I had a smaller version of this pastry, designated by the same name, at Boulangerie in Wallingford. It was quite good.

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    1. re: equinoise
      seattledebs Nov 28, 2007 02:47 PM

      I second that - the pithiviers at the Boulangerie are delicious! They sell slices of this pastry.

      1. re: equinoise
        fooey Nov 28, 2007 06:42 PM

        That's just three blocks away from me. Great!

        1. re: equinoise
          fooey Dec 13, 2007 03:54 PM

          I made one of these today (Dec 13), homemade puff pastry and all, but I'm on a diet.

          Want it?

          Email me now: epa300@gmail.com

          I'm in the U Dist on Roosevelt.

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            Barry Foy Dec 13, 2007 08:56 PM

            Pithiviers are available at Essential Bakery, on 34th--also not far from you.

            1. re: Barry Foy
              fooey Dec 14, 2007 10:08 AM

              I haven't been to impressed with their bakery so far, but I'll certainly check. The bread I've purchased always seems undercooked, doughy and the pastries are very heavy, even if some of them are scrumptious. :)

              1. re: fooey
                fooey Dec 14, 2007 07:09 PM

                I called them this morning, and they do indeed make them. 5" x 2". As for not being impressed, I should clarify: not impressed with the bread; the pastries are delicious. The staff is also exceptionally nice.

            2. re: fooey
              fooey Dec 14, 2007 07:09 PM

              No takers. I still have it. :)

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