Like others here, I can scarcely think of a pastry that doesn’t have a shot at being considered a favorite. But I guess I’ve got a thing for those sharing names with famous strongmen. So I go along with others in praising the Napoleon, but must add my admiration for the Bismarck as well – both preferably fromWright’s Dairy Farm.
Well, it ain’t homemade but I liked them growing up and still do. The cook would throw a pat of butter on the grill. On top of the sizzling butter he would lay a Sunbeam Honey Bun fresh out of the package. Top it with bowl. Less than a minute passes, then he would flip off the bowl, turn over the Honey Bun. Seconds later a steaming lightly crisp Honey bun is set on a plate in front of you. For Nickel more, you could get a scoop of fresh Vanilla Ice Cream with it. What a memory![:D]
My grandmother’s yeast cinnamon rolls. Yum. Pastries with cheese-cheese
danish, cannoli etc.
I mentioned somewhere else about a funnel cake we had last Saturday…but must put it in the running here. It was a typical shaped fried Funnel Cake, almost too hot to handle….but it had hot carmel sauce (like in ice cream topping) drizzled all over it, then chopped pecan sprinkled and a dusting of the traditional powdered sugar to "snowcap the peaks and valleys! I was amazed at how good that carmel nut combination was on the hot dough. HMMMMMM ![:p]
anything from Mike,s Italian pastry shop in Bostons North End—cannolli to die for and the worlds best Ricoota Pie!!! now available online!
I like cinnamon or cherry danish. And I mean well made danish. Nice and flaky. And no raisins, ever.
oh yes, dbear, a good cannolli from Mike’s Pastry is truly to die for. Afterwards an espresso at Cafe Vittoria or Cafe dello Sport, I love the North End, especially The Daily Catch (Mangia Calamari).
Baked cinnamon rolls (no raisins) with a little icing on top, or cinnamon morning buns with cinnamon and sugar. The best cinnamon rolls are at Duffey’s in Denver–almost croissant-y in texture and crackly on the bottom. The Irish Cream ones are my favorite.
There’s not much in the way of pastries & cakes I would turn down but give me a piece of warm homemade blueberry pie with a large dip of good vanilla ice cream melting over it & I will follow you any where![:p][:D]
I’ll go with a freshly filled cannoli from Mike’s Pastry on Hanover St. in the North End of Boston. These are heaven; they do have the little chocolate chips in the regular filling, but offer variations on certain days, including fruit and nuts. Mike’s also makes the best Boston Cream Pie I have ever had.
I am a nut for a cheese danish, though I think it is getting harder and harder to find a good one. Usually they are too sweet or overkilled by sugary white icing of some sort. [:(]
I also love lemon tarts. With a little bit of whipped cream and a cup of coffee. A pefect ending to a meal!
Apple turnovers rock, too.[:p]
I am so hungry now!! Damn these boards!
They are BETTER than Krispy Kreme, Sundancer! Someday on one of your trips, you need to swing through Round Rock.
Good luck with the wife…
I like a cannoli, but never the miniature versions that some places try to pass off. Bonus points if chocolate chips are mixed in with the ricotta.
Bushie: How do they compare with KK?
It is 4:00PM in Knoxville and the computer is slow due to a worm on the network. I think I am going to the barn in a few minutes and travel down to the dock. If you get the drift. Wife just got home from New Zealand and Australia last night my guess she is a little ornery after 24 hours in the air. Give me some libation.
Paul E. Smith
Any pie that comes out of my mother’s kitchen, especially the fried blackberry pies……to die for.
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