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DOUGH-a new bakery on the Danforth

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food_whiz Nov 29, 2009 06:37 AM

The Danforth lacks great bakeries in my opinion. Imagine my excitement when DOUGH opened up just East of Broadview on Danforth. I am now enjoying a perfectly buttery, flaky croissant and looking forward to the parisienne baguette still hot from the oven. They also have scones, 2 kinds of bread (oatmeal and white) and bagelhouse montreal style bagels.

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  1. jlunar RE: food_whiz Nov 29, 2009 07:47 PM

    I'mma have to try this out soon. Maybe I'll make an effort to get there. I should tell my sister - she works nearby...! (Bring me home some scones and bread!!)

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    Dough
    173 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

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      MorseCat RE: food_whiz Nov 30, 2009 04:27 AM

      Had the scone fresh from the over a week ago and was not very impressed. The scone texture was a touch dry and the maple? topping was way to sweet for my taste. Had a scone from St John's Bakery (Broadview and Queen) not warm from the oven this weekend and was very impressed.
      Dough is just new, so I'm hoping things will get better.

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        gnuf RE: MorseCat Nov 30, 2009 06:26 AM

        I too dropped in last weekend and was not impressed by the single croissant that I sampled. Not flaky or puffy enough. I chatted with the woman behind the counter who said they'd be focusing mostly on breads. The shelves were a little bare (this was around 14:00 on a Sunday) so perhaps it will take time to work things out.

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          jlunar RE: gnuf Nov 30, 2009 07:05 AM

          hmn. maybe it's not worth getting up early to make a detour to work for then... not yet....

      2. Sooeygun RE: food_whiz Nov 30, 2009 07:55 AM

        Some discussion already here.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/644884

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          food_whiz RE: Sooeygun Nov 30, 2009 12:58 PM

          I agree the scones were not good--too doughy and plain. However, the croissants and baguette were great IMO.

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            foodyDudey RE: food_whiz Nov 30, 2009 01:10 PM

            I wonder why this place opened if most of what I read isn't positive even a month after they open. My wife does not cook, but she occasionally makes a batch of scones and they always rock! So that proves you don't have to be a good cook to make scones. I wonder why the person making them at "Dough" can't get it right.

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              millygirl RE: foodyDudey Nov 30, 2009 01:12 PM

              I agree that the baguette was good. And they carry Bagel House bagels which in itself is worth a stop. I can't comment on much else because they didn't have much besides the bagels and baguette when we stopped in.

              foodydudey, I would say that you are lucky your wife is able to bake a good scone. I must admit the few times I've tried they turned out quite dry, and I consider myself to be a fairly decent baker. To your point though, scones should be baking 101 to someone that bakes professionally. Does make you wonder.

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