We tasted products from around the country to find the best of the best from small-production food artisans. By Cindy Hatcher
Photo: Travis Rathbone
Dufour Puff Pastry ($10 for 1 pound at Whole Foods stores)
Here's a time- and effort-saver that will pass most any picky baker's muster. Quality, buttery dough rises to about eight times its original height, revealing hundreds of thin, puffy, flaky layers.