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5 Blueberry Desserts We Love

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From mini blueberry pies at Trois Pommes with a lattice crust, to blueberry (combined with acai!) gummy bears, there's no limit to how one can enjoy summer's favorite fruit. Here are five blueberry desserts we love; let us know if we've missed yours! More

Sugar Rush: Black Hound's Mini Blueberry Pies

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

This one ($6.50) is a double-crust number, rising high with the pie's height exceeding its width, three sharp slits revealing a true bounty of blueberries. More

The Best Bakeries in New York: American-Style

The Serious Eats Team 17 comments

To kick off Serious Eats New York Bakery Week, here are our Top 10 "American" bakeries in New York—where we return again and again for brownies and peanut butter cookies and chocolate cakes. Check out our favorite treats at each! More

Five Cakes for One

Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

Sharing is good, but sometimes you just want the whole thing for yourself. No worries, it's understandable. There's some inherent satisfaction in being able to devour an entire cake, as opposed to just a wedge, slice, or square. Here, we've rounded up five cakes we love, individual-sized treats where you can eat the whole affair to your satisfaction. More

Sugar Rush: Praline Cake at Black Hound

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Black Hound's Praline Cake ($7.50) is more nut than cake, and a fine afternoon treat to split with a friend. More

Where To Buy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Pie in New York

Ed Levine 2 comments

There are all sorts of fantastic bakeries in New York where you can pick up pie for your Thanksgiving table. But many of them require advance orders for Thanksgiving—and sometimes that just doesn't happen. Sometimes, you just need a last minute pie. And luckily, these fine bakeries are here to help you out. More

Sugar Rush: Espresso Mousse at Black Hound

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] This cup of Espresso Mousse ($7.50) always seems to beckon from the glass windows of Black Hound on 2nd Avenue. It stands out because it is one of the few non-cake creations the bakery displays... More

The Best Carrot Cake in New York City

Carey Jones 22 comments

We at Serious Eats have a soft spot in our hearts for carrot cake. And there's no better season for it—it's got those winter spices kicking around, sure, but it's also bright with the promise of carrots and fruits and spring freshness to come. While we all could agree to love carrot cake, none of us felt we had a definitive favorite. So we fanned out over the boroughs, picked up carrot cakes from every corner of New York—over a 29.6 mile geographic spread, to be exact. More

Sugar Rush: Blackhound's Daisy Cake

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photo: Kathy Chan] Pastry cream blended with whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and three layers of chocolate cake. Meet the Daisy Cake ($7.50) from Blackhound Bakery. The size suggests a mini-celebration for two, or a particularly rich celebration for one.... More

Sugar Rush: Checkerboard at Black Hound

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Black Hound's window display, fronting 12th Street in the East Village, is such a pretty sight. Whenever I happen to pass by, it is inevitable that I stop and pause, observing the neatly arranged rows of sweets—hummingbird cakes, triple... More

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