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Afternoon Snack: Snack Croissants at Ceci Cela

Afternoon Snack Max Falkowitz Post a comment

These two- or three-bite croissant sandwiches make the perfect snack: buttery, crisp, and slightly sweet, a croissant fix without that "I just ate half a stick of butter" feeling. More

Sugar Rush: Cherry Danish at Ceci-Cela

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Ceci-Cela offers a variety of fruit danishes, including pear, plum, and apricot, but the one I keep returning for is their Cherry Danish ($3). More

Sugar Rush: Strawberry Shortcake at Ceci-Cela

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

There are strawberry shortcakes by the Japanese—remember the ones from Panya, ChikaLicious, and Cafe Zaiya?—and then there are strawberry shortcakes by the French. More

The Best Bakeries in New York: French-Style

The Serious Eats Team 9 comments

Yesterday, we checked out our the best bakeries in New York City for cakes, cookies, and more; this morning, it's all about the pastries. While you'll find croissants in just about any bakery, good croissants, tender and flaky and buttery, are much harder to find, as are almond croissants and pain au chocolat. But you'll find some excellent ones in these New York bakeries, along with tarts and caneles and palmiers and much more. More

The Best Croissant in New York

Carey Jones 50 comments

A good croissant is hard to find. To turn a butter-based dough into a pastry that's simultaneously soft and flaky, shatter-crisp and mouth-meltingly tender, is a difficult thing indeed. Where is the best in New York City? We found out. More

Sugar Rush: Plum Tart at Ceci-Cela

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] If you're lucky enough to score Ceci-Cela's Plum Tart ($5.25) still warm, you've struck gold. A whole plum is quartered and nestled deep into a puff pastry shell, with the slightest layer of custard in... More

Sugar Rush: Ceci-Cela's Pear Tart

Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

[Photo: Kathy Chan] One of the better pear tarts ($4.50) in Manhattan, with tender pear slices tucked in a dense frangipane filling. The crust is well-browned and consistently buttery; the filling, dense and tender, with coarsely ground almonds blended... More

Sugar Rush: Ceci-Cela's Bûche de Noël

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photo: Kathy Chan] Holiday cheer for one. I am smitten with Ceci-Cela's single serving Bûche de Noël ($6), in a trio of flavors: Chocolate, Strawberry and Grand Marnier. Bûche de Noëls are also sold in full-sized logs, but why... More

Sugar Rush: Galette des Rois (Kings' Cake) from Ceci-Cela Patisserie

Sugar Rush Erin Zimmer 6 comments

Today is January 6, the Christian feast day of the Epiphany, which happens to be a special day for competitive dessert eaters. Not only are you encouraged to eat the traditional Kings' Cake, but hope for the lottery slice... More

Where To Find Mini Pastries in Manhattan

Carey Jones 1 comment

In the mornings, I often want just a little something tasty with my coffee, not a muffin the size of my head or a cinnamon roll that’ll leave me feeling weighed down all day. So I’ve always been a fan of the mini-pastry: ideally adding a bit of sweetness to my morning and less than a dollar to my bill. More

Galette des Rois from Ceci Cela

Ed Levine 4 comments

Our lady in Paris (at least half the time), Dorie Greenspan, posted on Serious Eats yesterday about the French seasonal cake galette de rois. Magically (well, not quite magically, in fact I ordered one) a galette des rois (pictured... More

Turnovers Turn Over, One More Good Doughnut

Ed Levine Post a comment

Thanks to the tireless eating efforts of Serious Eats readers I have discovered a couple of other apple turnovers worth eating. At Balthazar (80 Spring Street (bet. Broadway and Crosby Sts.), 212-965-1785, the apple turnover is light but still substantial... More

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