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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Fed up with Tartine; good pastries?

by Berkeley Sweet Tooth 19 years ago

I like Tartine's product a lot; great quiche, pain au jambon and gougeres, the frangipane brioche are great, the croissants are pretty good. But I'm tired of going in and finding they just ran out ...

Why all the (Mexican) pastries?

by Vital Information 19 years ago

Last night, we made a stop at Pierre's, one of our favorite bakeries. If nothing else about Mexican bakeries, I love the self-service aspect. Grap your tray, grab your tongs and pick away. Yet, ...

Cakes and Pastries in NYC

by Lizzie 19 years ago

I need to mail a cake or pastries within Manhattan - any advice on top bakeries or pastry shops I could contact?

Has Anyone Been to Delphin's Pastries in Marblehead?

by StriperGuy 19 years ago

Has anyone been to Delphin's in Marblehead? I heard it was a first rate pastry shop. Delphin's Gourmandise-Pastries 258 Washington Street Marblehead, MA 01945 (781) 639-2311 Link: http://...

pastries in Paris

by rudy p 19 years ago

I am searching for a really GOOD patisserie in Paris - nothing too fancy, just plain tasty. (ie not fauchon, la duree, etc) any suggestions? I'm willing to go to any part of town, but the 1st/3rd/5...

parker-lusseau pastries in monterey

by michael czyzewski 19 years ago

good stuff. check it out of you're in monterey. two locations. delicious sausage rolls, had a great mixed berry tart as well. mike

In search of Spanish Dulcesol and Vallesol pastries in the U.S.

by John Ardmore 19 years ago

Hello everyone, During a recent visit to Spain (my first) this past summer, I had the pleasure of sampling some of their pastries. Two local brands that I particularly liked were Dulcesol and Val...

Seeking Vallesol and Dulcesol Spanish pastries

by Alvin Forrest 19 years ago

Hello all. I just found out about this site and I hope that you may be able to help me. During a recent visit to Spain (my first), I had the pleasure of discovering great Spanish pastries in their ...

Where can I get Vallesol and Dulcesol Spanish pastries

by Alvin Forrest 19 years ago

Hello everyone. During a recent visit to Spain (my first). I discovered some great Spanish pastries for sale in their local supermarkets. Two of my favorites were Vallesol ( for their choclate fill...

Laziza of New York - Pastries in Astoria and Di Fara's

by tigerwoman 19 years ago

Thanks to the guy who bought the great tray of middle eastern pastries to the chowhound social a few weeks ago we finally made it to the bakery. They only opened a about 6 weeks ago and folks the...

middle eastern pastries at chowhound social - the skinny please

by tigerwoman 19 years ago

Among all the posts I think this one got lost but a nice man brought a tray of assorted small middle eastern pastries (which I helped cut up into even smaller bites) and I forgot to take a card. C...

Moravian Kolaches recipe (from C-hound potluck)

by Katerina 19 years ago

In response to, um, overwhelming demand (thank you Tigerwoman!), here it is... MORAVIAN KOLACHES (BTW... Moravia is the eastern part of the Czech Republic, with Brno as its capital; the western ...

Ferrara Pastries.

by Vital Information 19 years ago

Talking lost, this place exists on what, I am sure, was once a much more rumbling stretch of Little Italy. Now, nearly the entire nearby vicinity has been given over to hospitals. And on Chowhoun...

ISO Quality Pastries/Petit Fours

by AGM/Cape Cod 19 years ago

My husband and I are throwing a big party in August to celebrate our 50th birthdays and our 20th anniversary. We are catering it ourselves but before I start baking like a fiend I want to see if th...

Cuban Guava Pastries

by Elle 19 years ago

I was just wondering if the cream cheese in this pastry is supposed to be sweetened with sugar. I want to try to make this at home. Does anyone know?

Shatila pastries?

by Melanie Wong 19 years ago

Every once in a while I’ll wander over to pick up a piece of very good walnut baklawa from the corner store, Rutily’s Market, on Gough and Filbert in SF. Not as sweet or syrupy as some others, the ...


by tutti 20 years ago

can anyone recommend a bakery in the forest hills area. also has anyone ever tried the pastries from stasi in jackson heights?

cuban guava/cream cheese pastries

by felicia 21 years ago

does anyone know where i can find these in nyc? there must be a cuban bakery i don't know about... thanks, felicia

Definitive book on Sicilian Pastries

by Allan Evans 20 years ago

At my wife's Italian school, a modest student once started to mention something about Sicilian pastry-making. She later admitted to working on a book and now it is out, and it is a masterpiece. "Sw...

Superb Thai and some Mexican pastries in North Hollywood

by Dylan Yolles 21 years ago

Since moving here back in April, I hadn't ventured up to North Hollywood, which, one would think from the name, is somewhere near Hollywood. Turns out it's about 10 miles north (but I'm probably te...

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