Category Archives: Pastry

Parlez-Vous Croissant? How to Make Croissants from Scratch!

The croissant has evolved…into a crescent roll.  Let me explain.  From the time I was in college, until about 10 years ago, croissants were flaky, layered, buttery crescents of heaven. No matter where I bought them, they were all of … Continue reading

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Magic Cheesy Layered Vegetable Quiche

Where did all the blue/purple potatoes go? All summer long, every single local supermarket or farmer’s market was either out of them, didn’t sell them, or “will be getting a delivery in soon”, yet those deliveries never came, unless there were … Continue reading

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Baklava Success…Phyllo Fail.

Back in 2009, a friend and I were discussing my 1st Daring Bakers challenge hosting gig, trying to decide what I should challenge everyone with.  I was throwing out ideas, and like many first pitches in baseball, they were all over the place. Baklava was … Continue reading

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