How about we start Monday with something sweet?
I visited Ovenly in Greenpoint last week. Ovenly started off as a wholesale operation by two friends who meet at a food-oriented book club in 2010. They opened their first retail location in Greenpoint this summer and it’s the kind of place I wish we had more of in our neighborhood. A wide selection of house-baked pastries, nicely sized so that you could be satisfied with one. But eating two wouldn’t be out of the question ;)
If you visit, go on weekend so that you can also stop by Paulie Gee’s for a pizza dinner.
Where to begin!
They also bake a Salted Apple Bread – I usually buy this from Waverly St location of Joe’s. That plus a cup of Joe’s hot chocolate is the ideal winter afternoon treat.
Little cookies! Clockwise from top-left:
– Hazelnut Maple Cookie
– Chocolate Truffle Cookie
– Chocolate-Dipped Macaroon
– Pistachio Agave Cookie
Many sweets border on savory (like Abraço). This is the Black Olive Shortbread…
….and Montego Bay Bar with a date-cocoa filling and spelt-pecan cookie base.
Even the Chocolate Chip Cookies get a good dose of salt.
Meet the bars, brownies, blondies and shortbread:
– Chocolate, Black Caraway, and Smoked Salt Shortbread
– Stumptown Shorty
– Coconut-Chocolate Blondies
– Spiced Brownie with Cinnamon and Ancho Chile
Muffins and scones rotate often, and you can find at least one sweet and one savory version each day. I got a Pistachio Cardamom Muffin on my visit…
…followed by this Cheddar-Corn Muffin.
Scones comes in sweet flavors of Apricot-Thyme (pictured) and Currant-Rosemary…
…and savory flavors of Blue Cheese-Pecan (pictured) and Cheddar-Mustard.
P.S. Don’t forget about this Brooklyn Blackout Cake. They make a salted chocolate pudding which is folded into the buttercream. The result is this pudding-buttercream hybrid which comes slathered between layers of devils food cake. Oh my, indeed ^_^