Don’t worry, I’m not going to try to make it. Flaky pastry’s about as close as I come when home cooking.
No, this is more of a request for advice. Which brand should I buy?
I like to keep some puff pastry in the fridge or freezer for impromptu meals. At a push you can soften some onions in butter with some fresh thyme and spread it out on the pastry with some sliced cherry or tiger tomatoes and some goat’s cheese to make a passable, quick-and-easy tart for supper or a packed lunch. You can add some green peppers if you like, or forego the onions and hide some basil leaves under the tomatoes so they don’t burn. It’s not pizza; you won’t upset precious Italians or the food authenticity police by just using what’s in your fridge. Keeping it simple’s always a good idea, though.
The problem is the pre-made pastry. I buy “La Cocinera” which is a Nestlé brand. I don’t like buying stuff from Nestlé anyway and this stuff’s not good enough to assuage my conscience. It’s edible but little more than a flavourless base. What I’d like is butter flaky pasty, the kind you can buy in the UK. Is this sold in Spain? If anyone’s seen any, please let me know. I don’t go to many supermarkets but I’m always prepared to make a trip to pick up specific ingredients.