This cinnamon bun thinks it's a croissant.
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Can't wait for Thanksgiving to have a pumpkin dessert? This unusual pumpkin pastry might be just what you're looking for.
The Chouquettes from Patisserie De Ambassades in South Harlem are small, easy to share and very versatile—making them the perfect snack for a walk in Central Park. And at three for $1.75 they're a great value.
When it comes to breakfast there's savory and sweet, and usually ne'er the two shall meet. Not so with Ceci-Cela's Spinach Pie ($3).
In addition to their great breads and sweet loaf cakes, Breads Bakery in Union Square is doing some serious pastry.
When the seasons change or a holiday is approaching, you can count on Dominique Ansel to debut some beautiful new creations for his bakery. You can also bet that there will be at least one specialty religieuse that's artfully decorated to match the occasion.
Freshness is key to any successful éclair ($7), and this classic pâte à choux is baked daily at François Payard Pâtisserie.
Dominique's Lemon Bichon ($3.75) is like an apple turnover with fresh lemon curd in place of apples.
Simple should never be underestimated. At Bottega Falai, squares of puff pastry tarts ($5) are given the classic pairing of frangipane and fruits.
A golden croissant ($3) is flecked with crushed walnuts and a dusting of powdered sugar. Fresh, with endless buttery layers (that should be more flaky) and a heart of walnut cream. Walnut cream? Yes. Think frangipane made with walnuts in place of almonds.
Crunchy puff pastry is layered with frozen hazelnut mousse (which ends up tasting like a semifreddo) folded with toasted, crushed hazelnuts, and espresso-soaked cake. It's a potent, intense dessert, and that one slice can easily be shared between two.
There are many palmiers in this city, but the ones from Épicerie Boulud ($3) are among the best.
[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Citrus scones are out, and cherry scones ($3) are in at Maialino. They start with a buttery dough, golden and dotted with an abundance of sweet cherries. Crisp-surfaced and sugar-sprinkled, the petite size of this scone...
[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Duane Park Patisserie is known for its great Apple Turnovers ($2.50). These golden, flaky wonders must be procured before 10 a.m., lest they sell out for the day. But on a few recent visits, I found...