All posts filed under: Baking

Confession: I love Crêpes!

I just realized while looking at some of my work that I am absolutely in love with crêpes. There is something tremendously fun about applying batter onto an evenly heated cast iron crêpe maker and forming a 15″ disk using only a wooden rake. Even more satisfying is the ability to create dishes using crêpes as a base.  Imagine the batters you can create when there are no rules to follow.  If someone would ask me to write 100 different crepe recipes, I would say, no problem – give me two hours.  I have over the years created hundreds of dishes featuring savory, sweet and gluten-free crêpes. Just last week I featured a buckwheat crêpe filled with lobster, blood orange, bacon, frisee and avocado.  Just look at these ingredients!  Don’t they get you going?  Wouldn’t you like one, like right now?  See, this is what I am talking about!  I always crave crêpes!  They are a simple, fast and light food that anyone can enjoy morning, day or night. This week on our menu you will find a crepe filled with …

Croissant

Nobody would ever come to Northeast Ohio and expect to get a decent croissant (or any other Viennese pastry for that matter) – after all, this area isn’t exactly a culinary mecca. However, we at The Blue Door, have become masters of our craft because a very loyal local following has allowed us to practice and keep doing what we love!  We promise that if you taste our croissant, you will want to bust out your accordion and put on your red beret. Welcome To The Blue Door Cafe & Bakery! Under the leadership of Michael Bruno, a  former Marine infantry officer, the Blue Door bakery has evolved into what is arguably, the best and well known bakery in northeast Ohio. We bake many different Viennese pastries and breads, however over the years our customers have most certainly pointed us in one direction, namely the simple but elegant croissant. Baking croissant is truly a labor of love, and we literally get better every day. Our croissant start out with a fine yeast dough – made using artisan …