blog Category: Bakery
posted on November 13th, 2018 by Dani Fogel
Apples and pumpkins and pecans, oh my! From buttery crusts to decadent fillings, it just wouldn’t feel like the holidays without the smell of a freshly baked pie in the air. We all know making dessert can be an exact science, so this year, we want to honor the bakers in our life with a heaping slice of love.
Think your classic apple makes others want to hide in the orchard? Does your grandma’s homemade creation have people trying to hunt down a secret ingredient? If so, this contest is for you.
First, bake your signature pie anytime between November 12th and December 31st. Then, get your masterpiece ready for its close and snap a well-lit photo to send with your entry. Usually, natural light is best. Submit your pic and the full recipe on Instagram by using the hashtag #BFholidaypiebakeoff or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered.
Keep an eye on the pie prize: grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card and two runner-up winners will score $100 gift… Read More
posted on October 15th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
When it comes to Autumn cooking, pumpkins pretty much rank supreme. With healthy recipe inspiration everywhere we look and also - indulgent pastries, cakes, and cookies galore, it’s no wonder pumpkin-infused everything has become an obsession each Fall. We’re not opposed to it either - in fact, we’re all about the craze. That’s why we’ve compiled our top 5 sweet and savory favorites for your curious pumpkin palate
1. Pumpkin Risotto - Pumpkin spice and everything nice...this cheesy pumpkin risotto boasts all the Autumn flavors we love - nutmeg, sage, pumpkin, and butternut squash, just to name a few. A spin on a delectable Italian classic, this version has us all sorts of excited for Fall, even if it is currently 85 degrees in Southern California.
Make a pot of this risotto tonight and top with sweet Italian sausage for a dinner that will have your family singing your praises!
Pumpkin + Butternut Squash Risotto
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cups… Read More
posted on July 11th, 2018 by Lauren Pepin
What’s your favorite summer memory? One of mine is sitting around munching on summer fruit at the beach or by the pool. I love cold fruit on a hot day. Summertime brings about some of the best fruit of the year; cherries, berries, mango, grapes, kiwi, and peaches. Of all the fruits available this season, peaches have to be one of the sweetest fruity treats. The range of flavor from tart to sweet with the varying colors never ceases to amaze me. Is there a more perfect fruit to represent summer?
We have 4” and 8” seasonal fruit tarts available all year long, but this summer we are stoked to bring you our 8” Fresh Peach Tart that’s made with the sweetness of both yellow and white peaches layered in a beautiful design you will be proud to serve.
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We take a vanilla cream filled buttery tart shell and top it with alternating super sweet white and yellow peach slices. We… Read More
posted on April 9th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
Have you ever indulged in The Cookie? We sure hope so. Some may say it's our name to fame. We can't entirely disagree. The Cookie truly is a chocolate chunk and walnut masterpiece. It comes directly from the hands of our amazingly talented French chef who tested out more recipes than he can even count...until it was finally, just right.
To say Chef Christophe put tender, love, and care into the creation would be quite the understatement. And while he can whip up just about any fancy French pastry, The Cookie is one of his favorite recipes. Yes, it is just that good.
And if you've had even a single bite of the buttery, soft, and chunky chocolate-y goodness, then you know.
An all butter cookie containing more than 60% Belgian chocolate and toasted walnuts, we serve it warm all day at most of our stores. Enjoy it with some milk or a cup of hot coffee and enjoy every single decadent bite,
Don't forget to snap a photo of it and post it to Instagram too! Use #BFTheCookie to… Read More
posted on March 22nd, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
Perfectly sweet and perfectly tart, our Lemon Meringue Pie is made with real lemon and lemon oil and tastes just as heavenly as it looks.
A delightful "centerpiece" for your Easter dessert table, it's a decadent pie that is sure to steal the show. The light whip of the meringue combined with the rich and smooth lemon custard...and a delicious crust, this pie just screams "spring" and is sure to get devoured by your Easter guests. So you may even want to consider scooping two.
Serving 6-8 guests, this is a pie you can feel good about serving, even if you didn't have to slave away baking it! Read More
posted on October 18th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas
So much more than your standard grocery store bakery. When it comes to our bakery, we pull out all the stops. From research and development in Paris...to our very own esteemed French Pastry Chef to tried-and-true recipes and unique spins on some classics, we do it all.
Our bakery boasts 100’s of small batch treats from the world’s best purveyors...like beautiful and delicious fruit tarts, macarons, bear claws, cake pops, mini cheesecakes, molten flourless chocolate cakes, and of course, The Cookie - our signature sweet treat, created and perfected by Chef Christophe himself. The Cookie is served warm everyday and pairs perfectly with a glass of cold milk, ice cream, or cup of coffee.
We also bake and design custom cakes fresh everyday. Our cakes are melt-in-your-mouth moist with buttercream and cream cheese icings that are almost too good to be true.
Sweet, Sweet Magic Happening at the Mulholland Store...
For our new Mulholland store, we’ll be serving up Intazza… Read More
posted on August 8th, 2017 by Lauren Pepin
Hatch chile season is here! To say we're excited would be quite the understatement. To celebrate our favorite little pepper, our Bakery is proud to serve you with our famous Hatch Chile Cornbread, Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Scones, and Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies.
Our Hatch Chile Cornbread is a twist on our traditional cornbread with the addition of freshly roasted and diced Hatch chiles. Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Scones have cheddar, pepper jack, along with our beloved Hatch chiles. Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies have a unique mix of ingredients which includes chocolate chips, walnuts, Tahitian vanilla, and Hatch chiles. The combination of flavors in our cookies is out of this world.
If you are looking for lighter alternatives or pairings with Hatch chile, visit our Deli, Sushi, Meat or Cheese departments. We have so many wonderful products to choose from. Keep in mind that chile contains calcium, iron, magnesium, and other minerals and vitamins, so that qualifies them as… Read More