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The Best of Croissants…Part 2

[Translate] Well as promised, I would continue my trek for some great croissants that could match Mr. Claude’s. Actually there is a potential rival. I have visited another ten bakeries. So here’s the list…(and I’m still using the same rating system) Balthazar Bakery located in 80 Spring Street (near Crosby St.) in SoHo. It’s a popular place for all things French since it created a huge buzz back five to ten years ago. I never ate in their restaurant but I went to their bakery a few times before. I tried their Almond Croissant ($2.50) a few hours after I..

Update on My New Home, Silver Moon Bakery

[Translate] I went uptown this morning to have breakfast at Silver Moon Bakery. All I did was have a cup of coffee and a banana before I get out of my house at 6 AM. Those of you reading this, might be thinking, “What! You get out of your house at 6 AM!” Yeah, partly because it’s about 1 1/4 hours for me to get there from my house and my mom’s up, bugging me. So, I’m trying to evade her by leaving home early. I know, it’s kind of mean to do that to my mom. I love her..

I Think I Found My Dream Home (…Bakery, actually)

[Translate] Being a huge sugar/pastry/chocolate addict of sorts I think I have found the bakery of my dreams. The place I’m talking about is Silver Moon Bakery located at 2740 Broadway. Yeah, it’s waay up there in the Upper West Side. I went there once a few years ago before I reached my epiphany with food and underestimated the quality and goodness this establishment has. All I remembered that it was good but I didn’t remembered how good it was. Since I was doing research for fabulously great muffins from a suggestion from one of the commenters, I wracked my..

My Bread Baking Day(s) & Homemade Hot Chocolate….

[Translate] Ahhh…the relieved feeling of getting over all of my stinking midterms. It just feels like I just went over the highest peak of the roller coaster ride and I’m falling free…(not my grades I hope, but so far so good). Anyways, taking advantage of my ever ephemeral freedom of studying, I baked for the past 1 1/2 days. Technically it’s one early morning of baking but it’s just that I started the process of mixing, proofing, shaping, and proofing again before I actually baked in the morn. Also, I’m baking for my own (early – next Thursday) birthday and..

Who Has the Best Scones in NYC?

[Translate] I’m really going with the whole theme of “who’s got the best of…(some type of food)?” Can’t help it really. If I’m craving for a certain type of food heck, I’ll search the ends of New York City, to get it and possibly pay for that certain price tag. So, it’s all about scones today. I love a good scone, especially the ones just out the oven, I would be in heaven. Unfortunately, the academic life restricts my schedule from actually bake scones and amongst a ton of other things. Seriously, I’m in dire need to bake just to..

Once Upon A Tart…

[Translate] Yup, that’s the name of the bakery/cafe that is located in 135 Sullivan Street (near Houston St) in SoHo. I’ve been to this adorable bakery a few times for the past couple of years. Mostly pastries, they did have good madelines and biscottis. Well, after sifting through their own cookbook again in Strands Books, made me want to come back to this place. (I know the photo isn’t balanced and all, but I was in a hurry. Sorry.). The foods I’ve tried were their walnut apricot scone ($2.25), pumpkin cranberry biscotti ($1), a spinach mushroom tart ($5.50) and an..