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Where to buy sheets of butter puff pastry in Toronto

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jilly bean Mar 15, 2013 11:43 AM

I use to buy the frozen sheets of puff pastry at Instant Caterer in St. Lawrence market. Alas, they are no longer there.

Where else in can I get sheets other than a grocery store. Any other bakeries in the downtown Toronto / Beaches / Danforth village areas?

Thank you,

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    cheesymama RE: jilly bean Mar 15, 2013 04:25 PM

    A little outside the area you requested, but I believe Rahier in Bay view sells them.

    1. Davwud RE: jilly bean Mar 18, 2013 08:06 AM

      Athens on Danforth sells their phyllo.

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        iamafoodie RE: jilly bean Mar 18, 2013 10:25 AM

        JB, Loblaws and their associated stores sell a frozen PC all-butter puff pastry. It's packed in a roll and ready to use after a brief thaw. I used it successfully for bouchées, tiny vol au vents that rose very nicely.

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          Kagemusha RE: iamafoodie Mar 18, 2013 11:57 AM

          Have used it, too. Nice product.

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            jammy RE: Kagemusha Mar 18, 2013 01:39 PM

            Just be aware that it's not just butter in the product:

            "Enriched wheat flour, water, unsalted butter, vegetable oils (canola, modified palm and palm kernel), salt."

            I have yet to find pre-made, all butter puff pastry dough.

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              Kagemusha RE: jammy Mar 19, 2013 04:19 AM

              And you're confident a commercial product from a bakery is different? Right...

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                afong56 RE: Kagemusha Mar 19, 2013 07:55 AM

                it might be. . .if available, small batch all-butter puff pastry would probably be better than factory produced pc products. i honestly don't know where to find the former, but i have tried the latter, and while it is servicable, i didn't find it particularly delicious.

                besides, the op mentioned that he wanted a source that was not from a grocery store. . .

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                  Kagemusha RE: afong56 Mar 19, 2013 03:12 PM

                  "If available" is the key phrase. If you've ever made it, real deal puff pastry isn't cranked out. Few bakeries have the time, staff, and demand for DIY and tend to buy it. If they sold it to you, I doubt you'd see the ingredient list. If they made it, why sell it raw?

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                    afong56 RE: Kagemusha Mar 19, 2013 08:03 PM

                    you're probably correct on all counts, but the op did stipulate not from a grocery store. . .so what options are there?

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            jlunar RE: iamafoodie Mar 19, 2013 07:18 AM

            Yes, I like this product a lot. Works really well.

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            pakmode RE: jilly bean Mar 19, 2013 08:20 AM

            Can't vouch for the quality, but I was walking by Yvonne Bakery in the Plaza at Don Mills (across from the Science Centre) - and they had a sign advertising puff pastry available.

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              CocoTO RE: jilly bean Mar 21, 2013 02:18 PM

              So definitely out of your preferred zone, but Ma Maison on Dundas West @ Royal York Road will usually sell you some if you ask ... it's not on their "menu" but they make it for their own purposes ... NOT cheap (but VG)!

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                4dd44 RE: jilly bean Mar 22, 2013 12:51 PM

                You can get puff pastry at Monte Marte Bakery in Scarborough (416 757 7771). It is freshly made and inexpensive. In addition they have a wide range of breads, pastries.......

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                  pakmode RE: 4dd44 Mar 22, 2013 01:47 PM

                  Good call. I totally forgot about it, despite driving by yesterday.

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