The Crotilla

The latest hybrid pastry JILL WENDHOLT SILVA/ jsilva@kcstar.com   You’ve heard of a Cronut — a viral cross between a croissant and a doughnut.   But that much-hyped hybrid pastry is a time machine taking the taste buds back to 2013.   The latest 2017 bakery mashup is a Crotilla (crow-TEE-ah). Yes, a cross between […]

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The Glamorous Wall of Cookies

  When Design*Sponge approached me about building a photo backdrop for their book release party, I instantly arranged a meeting (drinks at Locanda) with Leah Rosenberg, my dear friend, boss, and partner-in-cake-crime. Though Leah’s an incredible painter, and I like to dabble in embroidery and flower-arranging, when we work together there’s generally baking involved. Leah’s the head pastry chef […]

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Pastry Lover’s Choice: Hot croissants, chilly frappes, hand-crafted desserts

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. —  While muffins, rugelach and cinnamon buns cooled on a rack at Pastry Lover’s Choice, Stephanie Tavarez scooped chocolate chip cookie dough into perfect balls. She aimed this Monday morning to replenish baked goods in a glass display case one batch at a time. The Stapleton pastry shop opened officially on Saturday, […]

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