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Aug 24, 2008 07:15 AM

Puff Pastry

OK I'm looking for some good puff pastry to buy in town because I'm sick of making it myself. I dont like grocery store stuff because its not buttery enough, anyone have any suggestions?

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    1. re: budeeez

      Yes I seen that post and there was really only one recommendation which isnt really convenient for me to get to.

    2. I think The Instant Caterer downstairs at the St. Lawrence Market might carry their own frozen puff pastry. You could call and ask 416-601-9163. They have pre-made pastry dough and I have bought their frozen pizza dough.

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      1. re: always_eating

        Thanks so much always eating, The instant Caterer was a perfect suggestion. I never even seen the place before and I'm always at the St.Lawrence market. Much better product than at the grocery stores and friendly service.

        1. re: mlukan

          Hi mlukan, how much do they charge for a pound? Does the puff pastry come in a block or rolled sheet?

          1. re: shir

            It was a little under six dollars per sheet. Im not exactly sure how much they weighed. I bought 2 sheets and only had to use 1 for a large beef wellington and had lots left over. It wasn't overly buttery but still better than the grocery stores.

        2. Have you tried the President's Choice puff pastry? It's not bad, widely available, and reasonably priced. I can't remember if it's all butter (pretty sure it is though).

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          1. re: Olivia

            The President's Choice is my go-to puff pastry. Unlike other brands its vegetarian (but not vegan), and very easy to use. The other puff pastry I've liked is from Patachou, but I don't think they sell it retail. You could still try. As for trying homemade, it's a huge pain in the a**, unpredictable at best, and probably more expensive than even the very best store-bought. Avoid the tenderflake brand if you're making a veg or kosher meal, I believe they use lard.

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