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As I cannot afford to make puff pastry myself often enough, I am searching for a good one to buy. I couldn't find any good in Migros and Coop.

I find this test from Srf: Die Billigsten sind die Besten which says the best ones are from Aldi and Lidl, but none is made with butter

Does anyone have some other source (in Zentral Schweiz for me) of good puff pastry made with real butter and not pressed wood leftovers (aka palm oil).
Oh yaaack!

I don't buy it often but I find it the stranges thing to sell "Blätterteig" that doesn't contain butter as that's what Blätterteig is about.

However, Anna's Best from Migros claims 100% Swiss butter and flour according to TerraSuisse-rules. And not a micron of palmfat.

I've not tried it. If you do, please report back.
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Re: Puff pastry sheets

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As I cannot afford to make puff pastry myself often enough, I am searching for a good one to buy. I couldn't find any good in Migros and Coop.

I find this test from Srf: Die Billigsten sind die Besten which says the best ones are from Aldi and Lidl, but none is made with butter

Does anyone have some other source (in Zentral Schweiz for me) of good puff pastry made with real butter and not pressed wood leftovers (aka palm oil).
Have you tried naturaplan betty bossi one from coop? It is by far the best I have ever tried taste-wise. To me the taste is way superior to Migros'.

Apparently it does contain palm oil though... On the other hand I am somebody with strong preference for butter (and if you do fine one of liking I am happy to try ), but taste-wise I really don't notice the difference despite being a very picky eater normally.
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Re: Puff pastry sheets

If I will have time I will do a test Betty vs Anna at the end of the week

In summer moths it's almost impossible to me to do a home made puff pastry because of temperatures and I want to try Mille Feuille where I think one can easily taste the quality of the pastry.
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As I cannot afford to make puff pastry myself often enough, I am searching for a good one to buy. I couldn't find any good in Migros and Coop.

I find this test from Srf: Die Billigsten sind die Besten which says the best ones are from Aldi and Lidl, but none is made with butter

Does anyone have some other source (in Zentral Schweiz for me) of good puff pastry made with real butter and not pressed wood leftovers (aka palm oil).
In all my years of living here, I have never found any in the stores that lives up. I suffer through the store bought ones when desperate. Best is to make own in my experience. You may want to try a local bakery or bakery supply company and see if they can help.
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If I will have time I will do a test Betty vs Anna at the end of the week

In summer moths it's almost impossible to me to do a home made puff pastry because of temperatures and I want to try Mille Feuille where I think one can easily taste the quality of the pastry.
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Just be careful that Betty has both organic (naturaplan) and non-organic versions, organic tastes much better.

I've only used for salty stuff though The pastry is somewhat on softer side (good for rolls for example) but not sure if it can get as straight as on the photo. I always fill it in with lots of stuff either inside or on top.

Good luck with your endeavour! Curious regarding the results
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Just be careful that Betty has both organic (naturaplan) and non-organic versions, organic tastes much better.
I've only used for salty stuff though The pastry is somewhat on softer side (good for rolls for example) but not sure if it can get as straight as on the photo. I always fill it in with lots of stuff either inside or on top.
Good luck with your endeavour! Curious regarding the results

Yeah, I recognized that you have diferent "levels" of food. I found it really sad how far we come: if you want to eat "normal" food, one that comes from fields and out of stalls, you need to buy "premium" like "bio", "natura", "demeter", or whatever label they invent.



.....Roll the puff pastry down to 2mm (with pasta machine or by hand). Cut down into manageable sheets and leave to set in the freezer. Once the pastry has set, cut out pastry discs using a 12 cm round cutter – you need at least 4 for each dessert with a few to spare in case of breakage.
Dust the discs heavily with icing sugar and bake between two silicon baking mats or trays (to keep them flat) 180°C/12 minutes or till golden and crispy. Allow to cool and dust with some more icing sugar.

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I hope that will do the trick to keep them flat

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Re: Puff pastry sheets

I used Aldi one - fantastic for cheese ans bacon sticks, they puff really well, even with egg/herbs/spices/grains glazing I put on top. You will have to weigh it down for your recipe.

I also use Denner mille-feuille for pigs in blankets and sweet tarts, it is also really good. I made a tomato/cheese/herbs tart a few times with it and it didn't puff up too much.

Both puffy pastries are great and dirt cheap.
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