Pecan Sticky Buns & Poppyseed Pastries
I figured I'd kill two pastries I have a weakness for with one rolling pin
1) Pecan Sticky Buns - so far the ultimate version I've found is at Fat Angel in Fairfax, followed closely by one at Tartine. Also had one at flourChylde in Novato that was pretty darn tasty. I've also had some wretched ones at Peet's (no explanation needed) and Panama Red in Vallejo (these should NOT have chunks of fruit in them, IMHO)
Any other versions that might be noteworthy around the area?
2) Does anyone have a poppyseed twist or braid in the Bay Area like they do at Pure Grain Bakery in Vacaville?
Fat Angel Bakery
71 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
Pure Grain Bakery
600 Eubanks Ct Suite A, Vacaville, CA
850 Grant Ave, Novato, CA
You might check Octoberfeast or Gaumenkitzel for the poppyseed bread, though Pure Grain is hard to beat. Rainbow Grocery carries some Pure Grain stuff, might be able to special-order that.
1954 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
2121 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Poppyseed pastries at Crixa Cakes. Not all versions everyday, check first.
Flaky tender pastry roll with ground, honeyed poppyseeds.
Poppyseed Walnut Cake
Tender, moist flourless poppyseed walnut cake with raspberry jam. In Hungarian, Mákos Diós Torta.
The Great Flodni
The Hungarian Trinity - Apple, Poppyseed, and Walnut - layered with flaky, butter pastry
2748 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703