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Puff Pastry

Paulustrious Apr 2, 2010 11:45 AM

I'm having a problem finding puff pastry.

Can anybody help me out? I keep on being directed to the phyllo, but that's a different phylum.

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  1. TorontoJo RE: Paulustrious Apr 2, 2010 11:52 AM

    Are you looking for fresh or frozen? For frozen, commercial product, the best I've found is the President's Choice butter puff pastry. I don't think it's all butter, but hey, at least there's butter in it (unless Tenderflake). For fresh, I'm pretty sure you can buy it from Rahier, but you may have to call ahead.

    1586 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

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      Paulustrious RE: TorontoJo Apr 3, 2010 01:00 PM

      I'd seen Tenderflake, but I had always assumed it was flaky pastry rather than puff. It's the butter one I want, so thanks for the PC recommendation. Frozen will do.

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        Non Doctor RE: Paulustrious Apr 3, 2010 03:14 PM

        I'm pretty happy with the PC Butter Puff Pastry.

        Making a mushroom pie with it for family tomorrow!

        BTW... did you call my pastry a puff???

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          TorontoJo RE: Paulustrious Apr 4, 2010 05:27 AM

          Great, the PC product works just fine. And I meant to say "unlike Tenderflake" above -- Tenderflake has some puff pastry products in addition to their pie shell products, but it's all made with shortening, IIRC.

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        whiskthepantry RE: Paulustrious Apr 3, 2010 03:21 PM

        I always use the PC brand. It's not bad at all. You can find them in No Frills.

        1. mlukan RE: Paulustrious Apr 3, 2010 03:21 PM

          The Instant Caterer in the St Lawrence Market has excellent puff pastry.

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            lightbulb RE: Paulustrious Apr 4, 2010 05:58 AM

            In the past, I've seen puff pastry for sale (maybe Rahier's) at All the Best; I've been buying it at Daniel et Daniel the last several years. Just ask at the counter and they'll go into the back and sell it to you by weight. The PC version is much better than Tenderflake but still short of the real thing.

            1586 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

            Daniel et Daniel
            248 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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              SusanB RE: Paulustrious Apr 4, 2010 08:01 AM

              The advantage to the PC puff pastry is that you just unroll it. You don't have to roll it out, so it's so much easier than Tenderflake. We've used it a few times and I think it's pretty good.

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