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Old 23.10.2007, 15:48
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Looking for baking goods

Hey All

I am cooking a thanksgiving dinner for some friends in a couple of weeks and am looking for shortening (i.e. Crisco) for pie crust and corn syrup.

Does anyone know of a place in Zurich where I would be able to purchase said goods?

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Re: Looking for baking goods

Look for Pate Brisee or Pate Sable. This is short crust. I think it's called Knetteig.

If you can't find it, it's dead easy to make.

I've not seen corn syrup, but I should imagine you can find it in Coop, I've seen all kinds of Syrups in my Coop (Thalwil)

What is the Corn syrup for? Maybe there is a substitution you could use.
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Hmmm.. baked goods... baked goods...hmmmm....

A bakery?
I said baking goods, not baked goods, but thanks for trying.
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Look for Pate Brisee or Pate Sable. This is short crust. I think it's called Knetteig.

If you can't find it, it's dead easy to make.

I've not seen corn syrup, but I should imagine you can find it in Coop, I've seen all kinds of Syrups in my Coop (Thalwil)

What is the Corn syrup for? Maybe there is a substitution you could use.
The Pate Brisee, are you talking about the already made stuff that is in the cooler at the grocery store? I've used that in the past for pie crust and it's not nearly as good.

I am using the corn syrup for a pie, so unfortunately I cannot substitute for something different.

There is a Canada shop that is online but based in the UK, for a 10 GBP order they want 10 GBP for shipping which is a little expensive.

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Looking for baking goods

Try here http://www.americanmarket.ch/
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Re: Looking for baking goods

You really shouldn't have any trouble finding pastry, anywhere in Europe. You're in Zurich, go and check Jelmoli and Globus.

Would puff pastry do as a base for your pies?

Also, check with jack (laughinglemon) and britshop on this forum. I think the respective URLs are www.laughinglemon.ch and www.britshop.ch - Jack is a foodie and will most likely know, both have online shops.
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Re: Looking for baking goods

Thanks guys for the help!

I was able to find exactly what I was looking for at the americanmarket website and the shipping charges are great.

I tried britshop and searched "lard" and "shortening" and nothing came up, but did find something called Atora and have no idea what it is, but it looks like it could be shortening

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Re: Looking for baking goods

Atora is suet
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Re: Looking for baking goods

Why not just butter instead of shortening? Shortening is unhealthy and tastes weird imo...
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Re: Looking for baking goods

If you are looking for corn syrup to make a pecan pie, think about the "melasse" that is sold in Coop for a much lower price than Caro syrup. It is mainly glucose syrup with a bit of molasses added for flavor, which works wonderfully well in pecan pie.
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Re: Looking for baking goods

You can use margarine instead of shortening (if you don't like butter) - it can be found in most supermarkets.

Blaetterteig is puff pastry, which you don't want.
Kuchenteig is what you want, if I'm not wrong -- pastry for sweet pies.
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Re: Looking for baking goods

Hi everyone, does anyone happen to know where I can find ammonia bicarbonate (raising agent) in Zurich? Any shops in particular that specializes in selling just baking good? Or does any bakery shops, or even Apotheke sells them???
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Re: Looking for baking goods

If I'm not mistaken, Migros and Coop both sell it in small packets. Look for "Natron" - next to the baking powder, vanilla sugar sachets.

EDIT: Actually, you are probably looking for "Hirschhornsalz", which you can get in your local Drogerie.
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Re: Looking for baking goods

For baking goods (as opposed to baked goods) I go to Jelmoli if I can't find it in Coop. I usually manage to find what I need there - and it's often even the American/UK brand.
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