European Style Baking for a Healthier Lifestyle

Tag: breakfast

Better Banana Bread

Better Banana Bread

Ah banana bread, the ubiquitous go-to dessert of all home bakers- right after chocolate chip cookies.  Banana bread is great because it easy, beloved by all, and requires virtually no baking utensils.  The other great thing about banana bread is that it is easy to […]

Kouign Amann: A Yeast Pastry Fit for Queens!

Kouign Amann: A Yeast Pastry Fit for Queens!

I first sighted the Kouign Amann when I was working in Apple Pie Bakery at the Culinary Institute of America.  When I was a baking and pastry student at school we were required to work 3 weeks front of house and 3 weeks back of […]

Pecan Sticky Buns

Pecan Sticky Buns

Wow, the first entry of my blog! This blog is dedicated to my exploration of food and pastry and most importantly, butter.  You see, I just love butter.  Real, unadulterated butter.  I put butter on everything and I bake butter in everything.  Yes, I am a butter fiend.

So I feel there is no better way to start off a pastry blog devoted to my favorite fatty substance than to think of the most buttery dessert I can – pecan sticky buns.  I make my sticky buns with brioche dough that is loaded with butter and topped with, you guessed it, a brown sugar topping made with more butter.  These ooey-gooey treats will leave your mouth watering for more. And they are so perfect for breakfast!

As we begin dear readers, tell me your favorite buttery dessert.  I would love to hear from you.  Stay tuned for my secret brioche recipe in a later post. Until next time, eat more butter!