Matcha, azuki, black sesame, ginger, and satsuma imo (sweet potato) are among the Japanese ingredients you'll find in use at Fresh Flours bakery in Seattle. Enjoy them in such treats at the Green Tea & Azuki Red Bean Pound Cake.
As a non-Asian who’s slowly come to appreciate many, but not yet all, Asian sweets, I’ve often wondered what makes them less appealing to Westerners. What better way to figure it out than to sample a good swath of sweets from Seattle’s International District?
Panetone, Custard Buns, and Anpan
Fuji Bakery is back in business after a long absence that was largely due to the loss of Taka Hirai, their esteemed baker who previously worked as a pastry chef with Joël Robuchon. This much-beloved Japanese bakery first opened in…
Opening just one day per month is one way to build demand for a budding bakery business, but success isn’t ultimately possible without offering quality. Rachael Coyle, former pastry chef at Seattle’s Le Pichet, serves up such quality at her monthly pop-up Coyle’s Bakeshop. Coyle…
It's 5,000 miles from Seattle to Paris as the crow flies. Despite the distance, the Emerald City is shining proudly in the area of pastries—good news for those who can't quite cross the Atlantic for the real thing.
Honoré has a unique style—the pastries tend to have a darker color, more crackly texture, and noticable caramelization. In fact, salt and caramel are prominent here; popular items include sea salt caramel tarts and salted caramel macarons.
I've scoured the streets of Seattle looking for a selection of pies to alleviate you of your baking burden.
The plain croissant is a given, but what else should you order when you get inside?
William Leaman led the Bread Bakers Guild Team USA to victory in the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie (World Cup of Baking) in 2005, and since then he's been a winner with fans of his Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle.
The dessert gets its name from the famous peak in the Alps, which it resembles with its spaghetti-like piping of sweetened, puréed chestnut atop an almond tart shell base.