Sugar Rush: Pistachio-Lemon Cake at Abraço

Sugar Rush

Your daily dose of something sweet.

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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

At Abraço, the Pistachio-Lemon Cake is a fine marriage between Brooklyn Larder's Pistachio Cake and the Lemon Loaf from La Masion du Chocolat. The cake, $3, is sold by the toasty, pistachio-dotted slice, a great pairing for your afternoon coffee. Ground almonds are involved in the batter as well, though to a lesser degree, allowing the bright citrus to shine through with each nibble. Hearty, dense and buttery moist, like a reliable pound cake enhanced with plenty of nuts. And if you're a big pistachio fan, be sure to keep eyes open for their excellent meringue-like Pistachio Cookie.

Abraço

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