European Style Baking for a Healthier Lifestyle

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Walnut Meringue Cookies : Czech Cookies at Their Finest

Walnut Meringue Cookies : Czech Cookies at Their Finest

Remember when you wanted to be just like mom? Do your hair like mom and dress like mom and bake like mom?  Well, I definitely do.  My mother used to bake European delicacies professionally so as kids we usually had to step aside and let her […]

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!