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All-Butter Puff Pastry

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mesafoodie Sep 8, 2011 06:36 AM

Anyone know where to buy all-butter puff pastry in the Twin Cities area? I have a recipe for french apple turnovers that calls for it, and I want to see if there's really a noticeable difference from standard puff pastry.

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  1. mcgeary RE: mesafoodie Sep 8, 2011 07:04 AM

    Trader Joe's carries it, but I've found the availability to be sporadic -- I'd advise calling before you make the trip.

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      mesafoodie RE: mcgeary Sep 8, 2011 07:11 AM

      Thanks! I read an old post from 2007 that expressed disappointment in their pastry because they added sugar. Do you know if that's still the case?

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        mesafoodie RE: mesafoodie Sep 8, 2011 08:49 AM

        Update on puff pastry at Trader Joe's - I just walked over (gotta love city living) to the SLP store and they had a big stack in the freezer case. The cashier said it just came in about 10 days ago and will be carried at least through the holidays. TJs has carried it as a season item but she said they've had so many requests for it off-season that they're hoping to carry it year-round. Sugar is listed as an ingredient, but it's second-to-last behind salt so I have to think it's taste impact is minimal. $3.99 for two flat sheets in a pizza-shaped box.

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          mesafoodie RE: mesafoodie Sep 22, 2011 08:45 AM

          Further update on puff pastry from Trader Joe's - I made mini chocolate turnovers and normal-sized apple turnovers with it. Both were disappointing. I felt the pastry was tough and did not rise as much as good old Pepperidge Farm. Won't buy again.

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      shoo bee doo RE: mesafoodie Sep 8, 2011 07:52 AM

      Some of the coops have it. I know Mississippi Market has it. Call some of them before you make the trip.

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        sandylc RE: mesafoodie Sep 8, 2011 11:22 AM

        Wow, thanks everyone. I have resorted to making it myself, which is time-and-space consuming. Good to know I can buy it when needed!

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          shoo bee doo RE: mesafoodie Sep 8, 2011 03:36 PM

          I just saw chocolate puff pastry in the freezer section of Mississippi Market. It had a sign, New! I can't even imagine what that is about. Does anyone know about chocolate puff pastry?

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            mesafoodie RE: shoo bee doo Sep 8, 2011 05:17 PM

            I googled it and the Dufours puff pastry site came up. Recipes for napoleons, chocolate straws, etc. Yum! Also noticed a website that discussed a poached pear galette on homemade chocolate puff pastry. If you try it, please post your thoughts.

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              shoo bee doo RE: mesafoodie Sep 8, 2011 05:34 PM

              It sounds scrumptious. It was Dufours brand. I'm not sure if I'll try anything. I'll check the recipes though.

          2. AnneInMpls RE: mesafoodie Sep 8, 2011 10:20 PM

            I bought some Dufour's frozen puff pastry (plain, not chocolate) at Seward Co-op back in May. Very nice stuff.

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