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May 3, 2013 02:04 PM

Where to buy croissant dough (laminated dough)? want to make it at home?

want to make croissants at home, but don't have a sheeter and really don't have the time, wondering if i can purchase croissant dough already frozen so i can start baking croissants at home?

any recs would be appreciated, thanks.

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  1. Your problem for purchasing frozen dough is the minimum quantity you have to purchase.

    You can look into Bakery products distributors or Restaurant Supply houses, also known as *Cash and Carry*

    If you provide your area, maybe someone can help you with a specific place near you.

    1. If you have a Trader Joe's near you, they have mini frozen croissants. It's the dough, already rolled up. You proof it overnight, then bake.
      Galaxy desserts makes the croissants for Trader Joe's, and it can also be ordered from William Sonoma.

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      1. re: gnomatic

        Amen, amen, amen. Trader Joe's frozen croissants are wonderful. Put little frozen nubs of dough on a cookie sheet on the counter and go to bed. When you get up in the morning they are huge and ready to go in the oven for 20 minutes. They come plain or filled with chocolate.

      2. yeah, in around san francisco area- probably check wholefoods. Looking for only the dough sheet as this allows me to make various sweet and savory fillings.

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        1. re: Rice is Nice

          Whole Foods have puff pastry sheets.

          You might try giving Milk Pail Market down in Mountain View a call. They used to carry bake at home frozen croissants..they might have the pastry sheets.

        2. Le Chef Bakery sells blocks of croissant dough as well as preformed croissants. You have to set up an acct by phone and then can order online. Williams-Sonoma used to sell dough blocks too, but I don't know if they still do. It was kind of expensive, though. As I remember the cost worked out to more than $3/croissant. One year, one of Oprah's "Favorite Things" was these frozen croissants: http://galaxydesserts.gourmetfoodmall... , but they're already shaped.

          1. You don't need a sheeter. A rolling pin gets this done just fine. The time factor I understand to a point. You're not making puff pastry so that many folds aren't necessary.

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            1. re: JayL

              There's a great episode of America's Test Kitchen that shows how to do croissants step by step in a home kitchen without any special equipment. I think you can register for free and watch that episode if you're interested in trying to make them from scratch.