Frozen pastry? Breadcrumbs?

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Frozen pastry? Breadcrumbs?

Postby elizabennett » Wed Jan 04, 2023 11:47 am

Do any supermarkets in Andalucía sell frozen pastry? The Spanish for pastry is "masa". I've looked for it in Carrefour and Supercor, no luck. In Supercor, they have pre-cooked tartlets in the bread section.

Also, are breadcrumbs sold anywhere? I asked the guy at the meat counter in Carrefour. He said to look for "pan rallado". It was near the home baking section, but it wasn't quite what I wanted: it's more like toasted breadcrumbs. Not ideal for stuffing the turkey!

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Re: Frozen pastry? Breadcrumbs?

Postby El Cid » Wed Jan 04, 2023 1:00 pm

You can buy many types of pastry in all the supermarkets. They will freeze perfectly. The Pan Rallardo is very fine. I just use shop bought bread and put it into a food processor.

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Re: Frozen pastry? Breadcrumbs?

Postby Wicksey » Wed Jan 04, 2023 7:56 pm

Mercadona has frozen puff and short pastry, but I find the shortcrust here not brilliant. The very best puff pastry is Mercadona's fresh (it's a two pack, in the chiller near to the pizzas). I buy it then freeze it and it keeps for ages. It's ready rolled and rises a treat. Lidl also has fresh pastry in the chiller section.

Like El Cid, I make my own breadcrumbs. I keep any dog ends of bread in the freezer and use those when I need crumbs.

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Re: Frozen pastry? Breadcrumbs?

Postby El Cid » Thu Jan 05, 2023 9:55 am

You can also buy puff pastry made with butter.

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Re: Frozen pastry? Breadcrumbs?

Postby markwilding » Thu Jan 05, 2023 1:51 pm

I too can vouch for Mercadona pastry. My wife makes various dishes using it. Just this week she made a very tasty chicken pie with the left overs from the Christmas Capon

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Re: Frozen pastry? Breadcrumbs?

Postby elizabennett » Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:02 am

Thanks for the tips! I'll try Mercadona.

What is pan rallado used for?

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Re: Frozen pastry? Breadcrumbs?

Postby Wicksey » Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:59 am

I think they use it for coating fish etc and frying.


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