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 ^_^