Friday, May 4, 2012

Fat Fridays: Las Delicias Patisserie


Las Delicias Patisserie made its debut at the Union Square Greenmarket two weeks ago with an array of inviting baked goods including gluten free brownies, seasonal muffins, cookies in flavors like sweet rosemary & thyme, and kouign-amann (Brittany's buttery, sugar-laden cake). Each item is baked fresh daily with ingredients sourced from local farmers (after hearing this I understood how the seemingly out of place booth fell amidst the veggie heavy Greenmarket vendors) and looks picture perfect.

I didn't make it home with anything from Las Delicias that first week, but this week I was lucky enough to sample the bakery's chocolate rugelach. Like a mini chocolate croissant, the rugelach is sweet, flaky and exceptionally delicious. And that is why I ate nearly an entire, generously apportioned, $8 bag in one sitting. A dangerous, but welcome, addition to the Union Square Greenmarket.

Sugar dusted chocolate rugelach
Two rugelach, side-by-side, one missing a bite

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