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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.

5 Icons of the French Pastry Case That'll Make You Say J'Adore

The pastry case at a French bakery can hold a dizzying array of baked goods. There are breads, cakes, and cookies—all with their own unique origin stories and techniques. To help introduce us to five...
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The Bread Factory, New Rochelle, still delivers...

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by gutreactions 7 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 16 days 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 21 days 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 24 days 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 28 days 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 29 days 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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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 5 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 8 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 6 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 1 year 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 9 months 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...

"JW Patisserie," Richmond Hill – A brave new kid in town with the hope of de-thronging ‘DUO’?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 12 months ago

Around the same time frame as fans of ‘Games of Throne’ were witnessing the act of bravery exhibited by the ‘Unsullied’ and ‘Dorthraki’ in marching against the ‘Northern Night Walkers’ in the dark....

Grace Pastries on Jefferson Blvd Crenshaw District L.A.

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by mochi mochi 14 years ago

Does anyone have a recipe for the Teacakes from Grace Pastries on Jefferson Blvd. in Crenshaw-Los Angeles? The bakery is long gone... The cakes were square with a butter frosting and very greasy. I...

Table Talk with Cédric Grolet of Fruit: The Art of Pastry

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 1 year ago

Cédric Grolet, the brilliant French pastry chef and illusionist seems to have been cultivated specifically for this moment. A deeply talented chef with a flair for eye-catching pastries that sparkl...

Fresh Yeast converted to instant dry

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by CMoya13 1 year ago

Hello, I want to make a recipe that calls for 10g of fresh yeast but would like to sub instant. After fruitlessly researching online, I am still kind of confused what the conversion would be. I'v...