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Old 12-26-2007, 07:20 PM   #1
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Question about pastry (wild mushroom puff pastry)

Hi, my first post here. Hopefuly im in the right place.

I am trying to make a Wild Mushroom Puff Pastry which I had in a restaurant near Los Angeles called Saddle Peak Lodge. Maybe somebody has been there. Very famous place.

So I have got the mushroom and sauce correct, but the puff pastry you can buy in the stores, frozen, is too light and puffy. It needs to be heavier and more substantial because the sauce and mushrooms are quite heavy.

Can anybody recommend a type of pastry that would fit what I need? A pastry that is kind of heavy and dense. The mushroom and sauce is poored over the top.

thanks for your help!!!

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Old 12-26-2007, 08:33 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I am not sure what it is exactly you are talking about. But Pepperedge Farm Puff pastry works really well whereever I need the pastry dough.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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Maybe you need a pie dough instead.What was the puff dough shaped like I have a good bit of experience with puff dough and where did they put the filling?
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:04 AM   #4
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:41 AM   #5
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Hi readymade! I can't help you with the pastry apart from telling you to try and make it yourself and leave it "thick", but I would really apreciate it if you caould send me the recipee for the mushrooms and sauce? I adore mushrooms and so does my boyfriend.
Thanks and good luck looking for the pastry! But I live in Spain so the pastry I buy here you won't find there.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:44 AM   #6
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Perhaps they used choux puff pastry? I used to use it for Chicken a la King.

How to make choux pastry from Delia Online
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:54 AM   #7
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As I said before, puff pastry from the store doesnt work. Too light, airy, and rich. Below is the closest picture I could find to this dish. However, the real dish is a triangle shaped pastry with no opening in the top. The mushrooms and sauce are just poured over the top. Its not a pie crust.

I figured I would have to make it myself, so im just trying to figure out what "type" of pastry it is. Or if its just an adjusted recipe for puff pastry.

For the person who wanted the recipe, here it is. This is to serve about two people.

2 handfuls of assorted wild mushrooms (diced, but not too small)
1 shallot diced
2 Tbsp butter
1 oz balsalmic vinegar
1/2 cube beef stock
3.5 oz heavy cream
salt & pepper
1 tsp garlic
a few shakes worstershire sauce
salt and pepper
1/4 cup smoked duck (optional)

Saute mushrooms, shallots and garlic in butter
Transfer to bowl and let it sit
Add vinegar, cream, beef stock, salt and pepper to empty pan
Simmer until reduced by half or more, stirring occasionaly
Add mushrooms (and duck if using) and simmer a little longer
Pour over puff pastry and serve.
Its also good with meat, lamb, chicken, on the side.
Don't worry about amount of mushrooms in the recipe. I find it better to use more, so that there is less sauce and more mushrooms.

Let me know what you think
thanks for the help
the picture I mentioned is below

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Old 12-27-2007, 12:05 PM   #8
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Are you saying you've tried this and it is not what you want?
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Look up (vol au vent) recipes
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