Kansas City pastry chef Jason Provo has earned a following for his freshly baked cinnamon rolls, crunchy yet chewy palmiers, stuffed croissants and one-of-a-kind mochi donuts.
At European Café and its brand-new sister concept, Rise, the sisters have earned a following for their European-style coffee and pastries.
Frosted by hand with a rich cream chees frosting, these indulgent cinnamon rolls are a favorite at the Lee's Summit bakery.
Look for pillowy cinnamon rolls, crispy rice treats, flaky chocolate croissants and melt-in-the-mouth lemon-cream cheese cookies.
As a native of France with 57 years of culinary experience, pastry is second nature to him.
Cambodia native Tola Mam moved the business from Boonville, Missouri, to Columbia last fall.
In addition to specialty sweets like bolillos and milhojas, the shop also sells handmade tamales and chicken mole.
Boiling is key: It gives the bagels a thick, dark golden-brown crust while still allowing them to rise.
The beloved local bakery switched back to offering baked-order cakes for every occasion.
The café employs people with intellectual and developmental differing abilities and other barriers to employment.
Fan favorites include the gooey butter coffee cake, Swedish crumb loaf and dense but buttery stollens.