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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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Secret Bakery | Salinas & Greenfield

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

One of this season's farmers market discoveries is Secret Bakery, vending at the Oldtown Salinas market on Saturday morning's or at Flora's Farm in Greenfield on Sundays. The cottage baker works ma...

Pluma Bakery near Union Market

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by Steve 1 year 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 1 year 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

Cynsa
by Cynsa 11 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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

BigSal
by BigSal 8 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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 7 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...

Bakery Blahs

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by pitap 2 years 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!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 15 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 2 years 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...