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 Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries

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Lucky Bishop

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Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Mon, 06/9/03 3:11 PM (permalink)
Am I the only expat Texan who thinks of visits home as primarily an excuse to load up on Mrs. Baird's treats, particularly the cherry pie (still the exemplar of the packaged fried pie) and the Butter Cups? Am I the only one still annoyed that they discontinued the Mrs. Baird's French Pastry a decade or so ago?
 
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    keliz_97

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    • Location: dallas, TX
    RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Sat, 07/12/03 1:54 PM (permalink)
    I miss the french pastry too. I wish there was a way to get them back...
     
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      BrennaB1

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      • Location: Tampa, FL
      RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Mon, 08/25/03 10:44 PM (permalink)
      I completely agree! I loved the French Pastries. I remember on Saturday's we would go grocery shopping and my dad would let us pick out a dessert (of course back then all you had to choose from were Mrs. Baird's pastries). I would always choose the French Pastry. I remember when I realized I hadn't seen it for a while (of course this was when I was in college and started craving comfort foods). I went by the Mrs. Baird's Thrift Shop (remember those?) looking for them, I asked if they were still being made and the answer was no. I was so disappointed
       
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        autumneyez04

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        • Location: Lake Charles, LA
        RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Thu, 02/19/04 2:13 AM (permalink)
        Wow, It's going on 2am. I've been searching for hours tonight to find a friend of mine's favorite snack. He said he used to visit the Mrs. Baird's bread shops when he was younger in and around Houston, Tx. Out of all the goodies, he remembers going to get one thing. It was in the shape of a cow pattie, thick and wide... cream filled and covered in chocolate on all sides. He would die to try these again. Anyone have an ideas what they were called??? I tried Baird's website but they do not have pictures or mention the goodies they used to make. PLEASE HELP ME!!! :o)
         
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          Lucky Bishop

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          RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Tue, 02/24/04 2:06 AM (permalink)
          Those were the French Pastries we've been talking about! They stopped making them around 1992.
           
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            autumneyez04

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            RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Tue, 02/24/04 6:12 PM (permalink)
            Lucky Bishop - do you mean the chocolate covered cream pastries are the ones that were discontinued around 1992???
             
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              Lucky Bishop

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              RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Tue, 02/24/04 8:08 PM (permalink)
              Yes, Autumneyez. The chocolate-covered cream pastries your friend described were called French Pastries. They stopped making them around 1992. Which really sucks because they were amazingly good.
               
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                autumneyez04

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                RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Wed, 02/25/04 10:34 PM (permalink)
                I'm sorry I never had a chance to try them and even sorrier for those of you who miss them.
                 
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                  autumneyez04

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                  RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Tue, 03/30/04 1:23 PM (permalink)
                  If one of you guys ever get up the nerve to dupicate the French Pastry such as make a copycat recipe.......PLEEEEEEEEAAAAASSSSSSEEEE let me know. Can anyone describe this pastry to me, like what kind of cream was inside?

                  I would love to try to make something similar!
                   
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                    tsores

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                    • Location: Evanston, IL
                    RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Thu, 04/8/04 8:50 AM (permalink)
                    For what its worth, around 15 years ago I had a couple meetings with J. Allen Baird. He is the guy that married Mrs. Baird. Yes, there is a real Mrs. Baird. He was a good guy and a good business man. And he could bake. He bragged about how he pitched in to bake the dinner rolls at his daughter's wedding. His phone at the time was 817-293-6230. Why not call and find out about your favorites? Maybe they can ship them.

                    Good luck.
                     
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                      BrennaB1

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                      • Location: Tampa, FL
                      RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Thu, 04/8/04 7:27 PM (permalink)
                      If anyone does find the recipe, please post it! I think the filling was similar to DingDong's
                       
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                        autumneyez04

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                        • Location: Lake Charles, LA
                        RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Tue, 04/13/04 8:15 PM (permalink)
                        THANK YOU TSORES!!!! I'm in shock; I sure never expected to get a phone number. My best friend will be SO estatic. I am forever grateful. There is hope yet!

                        I am out of town right now but as soon as I get home I will give Mr.Baird a quick call! That made my day. Thanks again so much.
                         
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                          Redskin204

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                          • Location: Amarillo, TX
                          RE: Texas favorites: Mrs. Baird's pastries Fri, 10/15/04 11:13 PM (permalink)
                          I've always had pretty good luck with Mrs. Baird's products. I especially like their Texas toast bread; I use that all of the time.

                          And I too miss the French Pastry chocolate nutty covered things they used to make. I couldn't remember what they were called until I read some of the other posts in this thread. Add me to the group who loved them and wishes they would come back. One of those and a glass of cold milk helped me through many a homework session.

                          Redskin204
                           
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