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Nov 8, 2009 09:43 AM

Real Puff Pastry For Croatian Dish.. Any place South of Culver City???

I'm dying to make a Croatian cheese pastry that's boiled then baked. I cannot find large sheets of puff pastry dough in my area. Does anyone know where there is a Croatian market or any other kind of market (not Jons Market, please) where I can find this type of pastry dough? I need a place that is south of the Culver City area or in Culver City. Thanks!
(Pepperidge Farms frozen dough won't work for this recipe.)

Ok, I just found the Goga Market right after I posted this. I'm still looking for something closer to home. Thanks!

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  1. surfas in culver city carries dufours, and sometimes orange brand. both are butter puff, which pepperidge farms is not.)

    Surfas Restaurant & Supply
    8777 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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    1. re: chez cherie

      Thanks, Cheri! I completely forgot about Surfas! Thank you for your tip! I really appreciate it.

    2. Did you do a search? I posted a week or so ago about real butter puff pastry at Costco, I had wondered if anyone had tried. One response was someone also reccomended the puff pastry at Trader Joe's, good luck.

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      1. re: Burger Boy

        Note: Burger Boy's post is in General Topics, in case this got your interest up, as it did mine:

      2. I'd ask the Croats who run well-regarded Pavich's pizza in San Pedro. They might even make the dish themselves.

        Their Web site doesn't seem to be working, but here's the LA Times review:

        Pavich's Brick Oven Pizzeria
        2311 S Alma St, San Pedro, CA 90731

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          1. re: Harry Nile

            I called Pavich's so thank you for the suggestion. The man who answered my question told me to go to Goga Market and that's where I went! Thanks, again!

          2. I wanted to add that I did get down to Goga Market. Its a small place with a nice inventory of Croatian food. I'm not Croatian so I wasn't sure what half of the things were that they sell there.
            The owner was just wonderful and was very helpful. He told me that the puff pastry they sell is the kind that you can roll out into huge rectangles. I bought 4 packs of the stuff and was amazed just how far I could roll out one piece of the pastry dough. I made a three and a half foot apple strudel that night! I'm ready to use more of the dough to see if I can make a danish kringle or kingler with it.

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            1. re: AnnieAmie

              That sounds awesome, AnnieAmie, I may have to make a special trip down there for the holidays, thanks for the update!

              1. re: AnnieAmie

                I'd never heard of Goga, but it's apparently been around for a while. Here's a very nice review:

                Thanks for the follow-up, AnnieAmie. I was at Tip Top Meats & European Deli in Carlsbad recently and wish I'd looked for that kind of puff pastry.

              2. I also found sheets of good puff pastry at Top Value Market on Inglewood for anyone else who might be looking for the dough. They have a small but decent middle eastern food section there.