Breads Bakery NYC

By grace.g.yang ยท October 31, 2014
Under: American,Brunch,Cheap Eats,Desserts,Flatiron,French,Gramercy,High Tea,Lunch,My Life,Snacks,Union Square

On a recent Sunday afternoon, I was strolling around the neighborhood and finally made my way to Breads Bakery, a local bakery known for their chocolate babka and other breads:


Breads Bakery serves all types of flour-based treats; croissants, babka, many different loaves of bread, sandwiches, etc:


I wasn’t in the market for actual bread but wanted a little snack and then I spotted something behind the glass — a beautiful canele:


I fell in love with caneles during our honeymoon (or maybe before our honeymoon?) but they are little pieces of heaven. It’s a small dessert that is made with vanilla beans, egg yolk, rum, beeswax and flour. They’re very difficult to make (and perfect) and they should have a crunchy coated crust but also be custard-like inside. The best ones I’ve had are in Paris at Laduree (thank goodness Laduree Soho also serves them!!). The canele innards from Breads Bakery:


These are best made in copper molds (even though they sell silicone molds, I’ve read on multiple blogs that the best texture is when you make them in the original copper molds). If anyone has other amazing caneles in New York, I’d love to hear them!

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