Sugar Rush: Brandied Cherry Cakes at Épicerie Boulud
You won't find these petite cakes behind the glass pastry case at Épicerie Boulud. Look for them towards the front of the shop, alongside packaged madeleines and jars of Christine Ferber jams. Four cakes come for $6, each dotted with a single brandied cherry pressed in deep; they're baked until the tops are just past golden. The cake tastes like a cross between a madeleine and financier, only with an exceptionally fine crumb and with more buttery flavor for a tiny, potent bite.
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.