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7 Butter Cakes We Love in Philadelphia

Philadelphia: it's not just for cheesesteaks, pretzels, and Tastykake. Butter cake isn't always the easiest food to find: it tends to proliferate in German bakeries, mostly in the Northeastern reaches of the city, the likes of which don't generally have websites or Twitter feeds. But it's worth seeking out, and here are seven spots that I think are worth a trip. More

Behind the Scenes at Kim Boyce's Bakeshop in Portland, OR

Kim Boyce, author of the James Beard Award-winning Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours cookbook, recently opened the quaint and cozy Bakeshop in Portland, Oregon. Fans of her cookbook are in luck: Bakeshop sells a number of items from Good to the Grain, including her chocolate chip cookies, Figgy Buckwheat scones, ginger molasses cookies, corn gruyere muffins, and maple pecan granola. Here's a peek behind the scenes. More

Morning Buns at Tulie Bakery in Salt Lake City

Before visiting Utah a few weeks ago, I can't say I had any preconceptions about Salt Lake City's bakery scene. But after a morning spent cruising the town for pastries, I have to say, I'm pretty impressed. Former Serious Eats intern Alison Herzog brought me by Tulie Bakery to sample all sorts of chocolate goodies, but it was the morning bun I fell hard for—flaky, tender croissant pastry spiraled around sugar, tasting gently but unmistakably of orange. More

Morning Buns from La Farine Bakery in Oakland, California

Morning buns from La Farine, the French bakery with three locations in the Bay Area, are muffin-shaped but so far from muffins. Flaky, thin croissant layers swirl up around the top like a snail shell, and get a drizzle of cinnamon sugar granules. You pull apart feathery pieces like you're eating a cinnamon roll, except it's not nearly as dense, gooey, or sweet. Tan and crispy around the edges with tender pastry insides, these morning buns are good even when they're not baked-seconds-ago fresh—they could easily be called anytime buns. More

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