The Arlette

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4comments No tags Permalink 0

Meet The Arlette…one of my favorite snacks at Dominique Ansel Bakery. It’s like a palmier with proper spirals and plenty of butter, but all flattened and scented with cinnamon. I love the caramelized sugars bits no matter how much they stick to my teeth, a pot of tea to accompany is a must. One mighty cookie, flaky and easily devoured. Too quick before it’s gone and we are left with only the evidence of crumbs on this dress.

P.S. Snapped this photo inside Banh Mi Saigon on Grand Street, can you tell? ;)

4 Comments
  • K and S
    May 10, 2012

    that looks fabulous!

  • Denise
    May 10, 2012

    Stopped by Dominique Ansel Bakery on a recent trip to NYC based on your recommendations through this blog and on Serious Eats — just wanted to say thank you, 'cause I had a positively phenomenal experience there (I tried the DKA and the canele). :) Of course, now I want to go back and try about 17 other things there (including the Arlette!) and I probably won't be going back to NYC for another year. :(

  • Kathy YL Chan
    May 10, 2012

    Thanks Kat!Hi Denise – so glad to hear you enjoyed the DKA and canele…aren't they both amazing? I'm sure he'll have a whole new set of pastries and sweets by next year, just one more excuse to visit! :)

  • anonymous
    May 10, 2012

    That looks exactly like a pastry made at the tiny Dutch bakery by my parents' house upstate! They're crunchy and sugary and buttery, and sold out super early, so whenever I go home to visit, I set the alarm clock so I can get my hands on some cinnamon crunchy. But now there's a source closer to home? Whoo hoo!

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