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What The Heck Is Breadfruit And Why Did Bligh Want It?

by Steven Doyle

Breadfruit has long been a staple in Pacific islands, from where it spread to the Caribbean and Africa. Most probably first heard of the tropical wunderkind food that is packed full of nutrients while studying our history which discussed the expeditions of the HMS Bounty commanded by Lieutenant Bligh, and one Mr. Christian who eventually was the lead in a mutiny.              Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Un-Birthday With an Un-Cupcake

by Steven Doyle

If you are having a very merry Un-Birthday, you may wish to celebrate with our newest bestest buddy in the pastry world, the Un-Cupcake. You know you do not normally find us following the crazy cupcake-froyo-macaron-Ben & Jerry trends (although we do like brownies quite considerably), but holy mother of cakes this thing is big.    Continue reading

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Eat More Pie: National Pie Day

by Steven Doyle

Good Morning USA! It is National Pie Day and we want to celebrate with you all day by offering up a slice or two for you to enjoy. There is some confusion as to which national day is the true pie day, so we celebrate both just to be safe. We believe today to be the real deal and saved a few good slices for all to enjoy. Here are some of our favorites in no particular order.    Continue reading

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Village Baking Company Offering Galette des Rois

DSC05138by Steven Doyle

Village Baking Company is making their own special version of the King Cake. This will not resemble the Gulf Coast cake that is a  ring of twisted brioche topped with purple, green, and gold colored icing. Instead the Village cake is the more traditional and less garish Galette des Rois.    Continue reading

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Zen Bistro And Dessert Bar Adds Vegan And Gluten Free Cakeballs

DSC06241by Steven Doyle

Zen Bistro and Dessert Bar just became a little more zen-like with the addition of gluten free and vegan options in their dessert line. In the past two years the restaurant owned by sisters Chonnie Richey and Czarina Hounsel has grown in popularity which first started as a cool coffee shop with a vibe in Deep Ellum. It was a great place to snag a cake ball or two, which is their claim to fame after appearing on the Cooking Network.  Central Market loved the Zen cake balls so much they sell hoards of them each week.

Soon the girls found their customers asking about their Filipino heritage and wondering where they could actually find that style of food in Dallas. There aren’t many, to be sure.  So the girls changed their name from Zen Baking Company and added Bistro to the name. Now you can find an assortment of Filipino dishes, some in tapas portions for easy tasting and sharing.   Continue reading

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Max’s Wine Dive Has Killer Cinnamon Rolls

DSC05822by Steven Doyle

A sweet note to end this long work week. If you have not tried the brunch at Max’s Wine Dive, it is worth an investigation. There are plenty of things to choose from that are uniquely Max’s such as the Chicken Fried Steak and Waffles or the Waygu Steak and Eggs, but one thing you must order are their cinnamon rolls.

The cinnamon rolls at Max’s come three to an order and are laced with a royal icing and are as flaky and tender as a roll could be.

The fresh juice mimosas are pretty special as well.

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Empire Baking Company Now Offering Pastries

DSC05649by Steven Doyle

One of our very favorite bakeries in Dallas is Empire Baking Company owned by the very talented Meaders Ozarow. The bakery does the majority of its business wholesale to local restaurants, but they also have a store front located in Inwood Village just off Lovers Lane.  Continue reading

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