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What are your very favorite, most delicious, bakery items? Breads, pastries, cookies, ethnic treats.....let's hear about 'em!!

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    1. sourdough bread

      i'm from SF, so i used to take this for granted.. then we moved to another west coast city in the late 1980's and found out they had NO IDEA what sourdough meant. When we moved back to the bay area i was so grateful!

      If forced to decide between sourdough bread and cake it wouldn't be much of a decision for me...

      1. Oh, bakeries. They are perhaps some of my favorite places on earth. And if I happen to be in one that makes good apple turnovers, tiramisu or chocolate fudge cake then I will not be held responsible for my actions. :)

        1. Sfogliatelle, Casata Cake, Rum Baba's, Pastiocitte.

          1. Oh my, these things all sound good...

            1. Good, old fashioned seeded rye bread (Jewish coirn style).
              Crusty Kaiser Rolls.
              Almond Hors.
              Whipped Cream Cakes.
              Mhn (popp seed) cake, yeast style

              1. I have never found good bakery products. Much prefer to bake my own. However, I am very hard to please, not only bakery products, but everything that is packaged. Most of the time am very dissapointed in restruant food. Just prefer my own cooking and baking from scratch.

                1. Napoleans


                  Turkish baklava


                  Cannolis (no chocolate)



                  Apple struedel

                  Jewish corn rye


                  Mincemeat pie

                  Hot fresh flour tortillas

                  Cake donuts from Top Pot in Seattle

                  Ciabatta, epi, baugette

                  Did I mention bialys?

                    1. Burekas - phyllo or puff pastry filled with cheeses, spinach, spiced mashed potato, mushrooms, eggplant or meat. My favorite bakery does a whole wheat mushroom and goat cheese filled bureka...sigh.

                      Also love a good macaron.