Sugar Rush’ed…

Friday, November 30, 2012 0 No tags Permalink 0

Happy weekend! I write the Sugar Rush column for Serious Eats.

Indulgences from this week…

Chocolate-Pecan Pies at Butter Lane…chocolate cake + pecan pie in one
Gingerbread Cookies (and pumpkin bread) from Tate’s Bake Shop
Chai-Fig Cakes and Cocoa Lattes at UR Cup
Apricot Tarts at Petrossian…best fruit tarts in the city
Mont Blanc at Bosie Tea Parlor…a modern version with strawberry and meringue

And from last week…

Eccles Cakes at The John Dory Oyster Bar…flaky, warm, stuffed with boozy currants
Matcha Mousse at Soba Totto…with matcha ice cream and azuki bean base
Jeweled Pralines at Neuhaus
Chocolate Chip Cookies at Cookshop
Stollen at Hot Bread Kitchen…complete with rum, brandy, and nuggets of marzipan

Sugar Rush’ed…

Friday, October 26, 2012 1 No tags Permalink 0

Happy weekend! I write the Sugar Rush column for Serious Eats.

Pictured above is Dominique Ansel’s Marshmallow Apple. Every once in a while he creates these limited edition treats, they’re always so whimsical. And most importantly, delicious. Remember The Perfect Flower? This apple is actually a gigantic vanilla bean marshmallow dipped in a shell of chocolate. Split it open and…

…voilà! A gooey salted caramel core.

Indulgences from this week…
Tube de l’Ete at La Maison du Chocolat
Marshmallow Apples at Dominique Ansel Bakery
Butternut Squash Muffins at Cookshop
Molasses Cake and Almond Pear Tarts at Stumptown
Fresh and Frozen Yogurt at GRK

Sugar Rush’ed…

Saturday, October 20, 2012 2comments No tags Permalink 0

Sticky Toffee Pudding at The John Dory

Happy weekend! I write the Sugar Rush column for Serious Eats.

So many memorable desserts this week. First, a beautiful pumpkin cake at Del Posto, served with sage gelato, roasted pumpkin, and brown butter. Like that popular fall ravioli, only done sweet instead of savory. Cha-An brought back their popular pumpkin custard (with a pool of caramel at the bottom). And you can’t forget the sticky toffee pudding at John Dory, complete with earl grey whipped cream. So voluptuous! And a round-up of 10 not-to-miss autumn desserts this seasons. It’s a mix of new and old favorites (hello, pumpkin pudding from Sugar Sweet Sunshine!)

Indulgences from this week…

Bomboloni at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria (pictured)
Torta di Zucca at Del Posto
10 Can’t-Miss Autumn Sweets in NYC
Pear Tart at Bottega Falai
Pumpkin Custard at Cha-An
Sticky Toffee Pudding at The John Dory Oyster Bar