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Pastries

A well-made pastry is a beautiful thing. Discuss these desserts-as-breakfast here, from croissants to tarts: Get baking advice, pastry shop suggestions, and info on pastry terms and techniques.

These Chocolate Rugelach Are the Bite-Sized Desserts of Your Dreams

If you’ve ever had the chocolate-Nutella babka from Breads Bakery in New York City or Tel Aviv, you’re well aware of the craze surrounding the pastry. The wonderfully flaky, densely chocolate babka...
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Pluma Bakery near Union Market

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by Steve 28 days ago

The pastries here look divine and it was a hard decision on what to choose. I wanted one or two of everything, with some items being difficult to find elsewhere. I finally settled on two croiss...

Pizza of the Day @ Nabolom Bakery | Elmwood - Berkeley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Seeing Nabolom Bakery & Pizzeria on the lists of Bay Area black-owned businesses was a reminder that I'd not yet returned under the new owners. https://www.chowhound.com/post/berkeleys-nabalom-bake...

Canelés - simple but not easy - Part V

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by Cynsa 10 years ago

Segue to warp-speed canelés here. Part V. The Borg Collective honors its Queen within the Hive Mind. She is the One who is Many. We breach the Unknown with canelé misadventures - without sanctio...

Baking question: Quick question re making canele (cannele)

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by bythebay 4 months ago

Hi I tried baking cannele for the first time recently in silicone molds using Jacques Pepin's recipe from Chez Jacques. I thought it turned out great and want to now proceed to trying them in coppe...

The Bread Factory, New Rochelle, still delivers...

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by gutreactions 12 months ago

We have been stopping into The Bread Factory on Grove St., New Rochelle, for years. It is a local gem. The Orza family has a long history in the bakery business, and I must say while I sit here enj...

Dandelion Chocolate on Valencia instant ordering/pick-up is open

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"Beginning Friday, May 8th at 11am, the original Dandelion Chocolate at 740 Valencia Street will be offering a limited menu of drinks, pastries, and retail items via instant ordering from the sidew...

Recipe search

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by intrepid artist 6 months ago

I used to work at the Marriott near the airport back in the 1980's. They made danish from scratch in-house. It was the best! Does anyone have the recipe? It can be in baker's % or large amounts; I ...

Shish Ke Baba | La Lengua - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

The news from "intomeat" that Shish Ke Baba re-opened last week was a reminder that I had checked it out last summer but failed to post. As noted, its a newer outpost for Chef Vahit Besir of Mangal...

February 2014 Cookbook of the Month-- ASIAN DUMPLINGS: Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More: Stuffed Buns;Rich Pastries

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by BigSal 6 years ago

Please use this thread to report on the following chapters from ASIAN DUMPLINGS: Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More by Andrea Nguyen. Stuffed Buns, pages 90-107 Rich Pastries, pa...

Communion Bakehouse | Sellwood - SE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

The absolutely best food I had in Portland was on the first day of my visit, Aug 21, 2019, at Communion Bakehouse. So much more praise dancing in my head to heap on this spot beyond my IG post of t...

b. patisserie & b. on the go | san francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"B patisserie is temporarily closed. We are open at B on the go — FRI, SAT, and SUN from 8am to 4pm. Visit B on the Go website to place order and pick-up." Online ordering: https://orders.cake.n...

Mountain View's Milk Pail reincarnated as drive-through market

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by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Last summer we said a sad farewell to the 45-year-old Milk Pail Market in Mountain View. https://www.chowhound.com/post/farewell-party-milk-pail-mountain-view-sat-6-8-1083907 So it was a wonder...

Starbucks crumb topped coffee cake - what happened???

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by NE_Elaine 6 years ago

I generally make my own coffee and have not been to a Starbucks in years but used to like the caramel macchiato with a piece of the crumb topped coffee cake for a treat. I was XMAS shopping on Sund...

Any place one can buy Kouign Amann in SF?

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by cyssf 10 years ago

Tom fell in love with kouign amann while on our home exchange in Brittany, I have been searching for a bakery in San Francisco that sells this. I tried using David Leibovitz's version which was to...

Pastries for the Lunar New Year at Masse's (Berkeley)

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by daveena 9 years ago

I went up to Masse's to find a chocolate cake for a family member's birthday and was blown away by the gorgeous pastries they made for the Lunar New Year - yuzu eclairs with pale green icing and pa...

Bakery Blahs

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by pitap 11 months ago

Anyone have a favourite bakery that has stopped living up to its name? A favourite pastry that just isn't the same anymore?

SOHO BAKERY & CAFE, Chalmers Gate, 330 Hwy # 7, Richmond Hill - Gutsy opening by a new kid on the block!

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by Charles Yu 1 year ago

It will take a lot of guts to compete and open up a Hong Kong style cafe/bakery in the same plaza as ' Luculus '....one of the best Hong Kong style bakery in the GTA. Today, driven by curiosity,...

Seth Greenberg's Just Desserts opens softly in Larchmont...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

After walking thru the busy Larchmont Farmers Market this morning, I walked over to Seth Greenberg's Just Desserts, his cozy new bake shop on Palmer Ave., next to Lusardi's. Lucky to get a 10% disc...

North End for true Italian pastries?

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by chefdaddyo 2 years ago

Very disappointing. Tried Mike's cannoli and sfogliatelle. Fair. Bova's last weekend was also fair. I asked for baba au rhum. Had no idea what I was talking about. Rum cake? Okay, I'll take ...

2 Days in NY mostly Murray Hill area

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by burgeoningfoodie 1 year ago

I'm going up to NYC for a baby naming this coming week. We will be staying mostly in the Murray Hill section with a jaunt over to Chelsea to check out Museum of Illusions. I'm on a budget and goi...