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    I have made my own puff pastry, and yes it is a faff, but when you look at the list of ingredients on the Jus-Rol box - Wheat flour, water, vegetable oil, salt, emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate. Contains Wheat Ingredients.

    No mention of butter, which I always thought was one of the main ingredients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killjoy View Post
    Not being able to get Saxby puff pastry anywhere I looked them up on the internet and got directed to the Jus Roll site. So I phoned Jus Roll who said that they had incorporated saxby within the one company and that they were using Saxby's recipe.

    I am sure there is a difference between Jus-Roll and the Saxby; has anyone else noticed he difference?
    Yes indeed indeedy. I had always preferred the Saxby's pastry to my own homemade so when after several disappointments I complained to Jus'rol they sent me a wad of vouchers to redeem. In my opinion their short pastry is rubbish and I have since perfected my own. All's well that ends well. btw I still buy the puff variety.

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    Think I've said it earlier in this plot but don't really see much point in buying short crust as it's so easy and quick to make (although do sometimes make double and freeze on part for later use) but every few years when I decide to make puff pastry I remember why I usually buy the stuff - takes forever and just doesn't seem as nice. Actually that reminds me, must be due for another attempt so must remember to read this thread on Christmas Eve when I start making the stuff for sausage rolls

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    I bought some Jus Roll shortcrust pastry as I am a pastry novice and had to bin two lots. It wouldn't roll out without cracking. It was supposed to be for a pie case, but you couldn't have got a mince pie out of it. I complained via email but have heard nothing back.

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    Well, I've bought a pack of Sainsbury's Taste the Difference 'All butter puff pastry'.

    The ingredients are: Wheat flour, Butter (from cow's milk) water, lemon juice and salt.

    Sounds promising.

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    I'm hoping I can find some of that shortcrust mix to take to Spain with me, because the one bit I have trouble with is rubbing in the fat, and OH wants home made mince pies this year (I usually buy him some of the best quality shop ones).
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    There certainly IS a difference. Saxbys was good, Jus-Roll is not. I'll have to go back to making my own.
    Tesco does all-butter puff pastry which is good but a bit expensive.

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    Cool Saxbys Pastry

    As you probably know, Saxbys was bought by Jusroll. I completely agree with those who say that Jusroll is still noweher near as good. However, good news, the Saxbys people have started up again.
    They sell their pastry into supermarkets including Sainsbury, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons, M&S under their own supermarket brand. I hope this is helpful.
    Last edited by veggiechicken; 19-12-2018 at 04:06 PM. Reason: Website link removed.
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