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.

A Beginner’s Guide to French Pastries

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 guide us through five...

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

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 14 days 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.

mochi mochi
by mochi mochi 13 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...

North End for true Italian pastries?

by chefdaddyo 7 months 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 ...

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

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 3 months 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

by CMoya13 4 months 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...

Sweetmeat Empanadas with New Mexico influence

by Bourgeois 10 years ago

Please help me find a recipe for sweetmeat empanadas. My grandma, Teresina, used to make these at Christmas. She used a hand-grinder to grind pork roast. I think there were raisins and it was pr...

Can we talk rugelach?

by Blumie 2 years ago

This topic -- where to find good rugelach -- comes up periodically, but it's been awhile, so perhaps we could revisit it. The rugelach I grew up on is what was sold at Lederman's Bakery in Newto...

Paris report during gilet jaunes

by Giannis 6 months ago

That was my sixth time in Paris. It was more of a gastronomical trip so we got lots of food. We lost one day due to the gilet jaunes . We had lunch at L'Astrance, Guy Savoy and dinner at Auberge Br...

Authentically Italian: Italian Brothers Bakery in SJ

by droolingdoggie 6 months ago

Finally, an Italian bakery + gelato shop + cafe + snack bar owned and run by Italians from Italy!!!! This place is a real gem on the corner of Meridian and San Carlos. Very close to the Meridian ex...

DUO's Rum Baba - May be the BEST TASTING store bought dessert this year?

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 7 months ago

This high-tech looking, sophisticately constructed, amazingly tasting and super-moist " Passion fruit, Pineapple Rum Baba with a coconut 'syringe' " from DUO, Richmond Hill just became my most favo...

Kouign Amann in Vancouver?

by selena03 11 months ago

I know this isn't a Vancouver thread (I'm going to SF and stumbled on this) but I love KA too and used to get them at Beyond Bread but they don't make them anymore:(. Bread Affairs is more like a d...

Christian Constant, the pastry guy, is now on the rue des Ecoles

John Talbott
by John Talbott 9 months ago

“Christian Constant, the pastry guy, is now on the rue des Ecoles” my and our old friend Julot, for those chowhounders old enough to remember, wanted me to post. He’s alive and kicking and teachin...

ISO savory breakfast pastries in Montreal

by zerodosage 10 months ago

Sugar early morning no longer agrees with me, but I love a good breakfast pastry. Are there any good stuff in Montreal you can recommend? Recently in Toronto I had these amazing brioche type pastri...

Kouign Aman ---- somebody must be baking them in Toronto

Island Girl
by Island Girl 6 years ago

I searched the Chowhound threads and I've done all sorts of Google searches but nothing is jumping out to say that a bakery in Toronto is making Kouign Amann pastries. David Leibovitz has good a r...

Gouter Patisserie Kouign Amann

by petek 2 years ago

I decided to check out this bakery on Bathurst based on a few recommendations from a FB culinary group Some asked about kougin amann, and where the best version in T.O was. I specifically wanted t...

Coming Home

by 3MTA3 11 months ago

Flying in to Detroit then Jackson for two days. Looking for a Pasty and Fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwich. And, what should I check out...Thanx

Mon K Patisserie - Coxwell - Sorry! This review might upset some of its fans?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 12 months ago

Based on their reputation worldwide, the mentioning of French Pastries made by the hands of Japanese pastry chefs almost always bring huge interest and high expectation in me. After hearing some...

French Pastries

by iateit 12 months ago

Just had a friend return from France, and we're looking for authentic french pastry shops, cafes, etc. for a trip next week. We're definitely more interested in sweet rather than savory, but bo...

Toronto: Best Coffee & Beer

by rushbikes 1 year ago

In-the-know Torontonians: Visiting Toronto at the end of the week and looking for caffeine and alcohol recommendations. What are your favorite cafes & craft breweries? Separately, bonus points f...