Lazy weekday afternoons are best whiled away at one of the cherry tables inside One Girl Cookies in Cobble Hill. One dainty slice of Lemon Olive Oil Cake ($2.50) and a Sicilian Float ($3.75) will leave you satisfied. The olive oil cake is feathery and tender, brightened with lemon zest for a citrusy lift; the olive oil itself is gently employed, as opposed to the bolder slices of Abraco and La Colombe. The golden, powder sugar-dusted crust is the highlight of the cake, absolutely delightful and toasty in flavor.
Pair with the summery Sicilian Float which couples a scoop of lemon sorbet with peach iced tea. A spoon, a straw, or both? The choice is yours. I personally enjoy the sorbet halfway melted, the fizzy tangy chill a welcome relief in this weather. The tea is by Teany and sorbet by Il Laboratorio del Gelato. An easy-to-recreate combo, but how often are you going to have both ingredients at your side?
Olive Oil Muffin at Maialino
Olive Oil Loaf at La Colombe
Olive Oil Madeleines at Village Tart
Olive Oil Cake at Cafe Pedlar
Olive Oil Cake at Abraço
Olive Oil Coffee Cake at Locanda Verde
Olive Oil Cake and Riesling Poached Pears at Terroir