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Here are Bill Corbett's fantastic pretzel croissants

San Francisco, CA: We’re checking in from the Killed By Dessert bake sale to benefit Share Our Strength at the San Francisco Cooking School. (Tomorrow is the sold-out dinner event.)  The event was a grand slam with a line down the block for the first 2 hours. The down side was that they were sold out of Shawn Gawle’s canele by the time I got there. Read on for a full gallery of desserts and portraits of the pastry chefs who created them. (Click on the photos for a larger image). Here’s the recap from the first Killed By Dessert in New York City.

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Brooks Headley and Michael Laiskonis

There was a huge amount of pastry chef firepower at the event.  I think everyone who attended was hard pressed to decide what to buy.  Many people, including myself just bought one or more of everything.

Christina Tosi (and her mother)

Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar (NYC): Compost cookies, cornflake cookies, blueberry & cream cookies, crack pie by the slice

Bill Corbett, The Absinthe Group: A pretzel croissant and a porcini marshmallow meringue with roasted white chocolate ganache and an oatmeal crust.

Caramelized cocoa nib & sesame financiers

Shawn Gawle, Saison: Craquelins, caneles, and caramelized cocoa nib & sesame financiers

Lincoln Carson, the Mina Group: Two times twisted vanilla brioche: version one with vanilla, bourbon and cardamom and with bacon, sage, and smoked pepper

Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions: Black sesame-walnut chocoyaki with roasted strawberries

Melissa Chou, Aziza: An entremet of black currant, vanilla, hazelnut, and fennel

Stephanie Prida, Manresa: Laminated brioche and Nutella

Matt Tinder, Coi: Bittersweet bread with yuzu and chocolate

Michael Laiskonis of the Institute of Culinary Education. And Yulanda Santos, Post Ranch Inn: Olive oil financier bergamot cremoux

Belinda Leung, B Patisserie Kouign-Amann

Brooks Headley, Del Posto: Veggie Burger

Greg Mindel, Neighbor Bakery: Croissants

Jessica Sullivan Delfina: make your own cannoli kit

A few more snaps from the event:

Brooks Headley and Yulanda Santos

Greg Mindel and a member of his team

Killed By Dessert Founding members: Lincoln Carson and Bill Corbitt

Here’s the recap from the first Killed By Dessert in New York City. For live updates follow DessertBuzz on Twitter.  Also see my dessert column on Serious Eats New York.

One Response to “Killed By Dessert San Francisco Part I: Bake Sale at the San Francisco Cooking School”

[...] Francisco, CA: I already posted some snaps from the Killed By Dessert bake sale on May 11. But it took me a few weeks to sort through the 700+ photos from the main event. [...]

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