Ever since I saw the video of the staff having a blast, I was transfixed on going there to participate in the fun and frolic. Not all desserts fit into those categories, but for people on various diets, this place is a godsend. No sugar? Is the stuff any good? More for the rest of us.
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Ever since I saw the video of the staff having a blast, I was transfixed on going there to participate in the fun and frolic. Not all desserts fit into those categories, but for people on various diets, this place is a godsend.
No sugar? Is the stuff any good? More for the rest of us. But because I have zero sense of direction, I got a little spun around in those confusing streets of the lower East side. The temperatures were soaring that morning and I figured when I finally hit the East River, it was probably time to turn around. After wandering aimlessly a bit, I figured there was no way I was supposed to swim the final few blocks. Silly me had written down the wrong street.
And when I finally found the bakery, I pulled up a stool at the counter and decided not to leave, ever. But my friend Carrie and I tried lots of things on the extensive menu. The proof is in the pudding.
Or more specifically, in the large assortment of cupcakes and doughnuts on display. In fact, if you were in New York City on a recent Tuesday morning at around am and heard an odd, rather loud noise, it was probably me.
Trends come and go, and I heard more grousing about cupcakes when I was in New York, the same way Parisian macarons have come into fashion. Wonder if anyone is going to set up a macaron truck in Paris? But who knows? At least not in my book. Now that I figured out how to get to the bakery the first time, I just need to figure out how to get back. Or maybe Erin will consider coming to Paris, and opening a bakery here.
Vegan, Gluten-Free Thin Mint Cookies from Erin McKenna's BabyCakes
Most recently, the retro baking goddess has taken on bread and savory pastries. What inspired you to take on gluten-free bread? Erin McKenna: I felt like I really had done everything I had set out to do with sweets, and the only big challenge was something that I had never even tested before, which was a savory bread. For me, it is pretty easy to do a sweets recipes, because I know the ingredients and formulas like the back of my hand.
Erin McKenna Bakery, New York City
Feb 06, Punk rated it it was ok Where do I start? She describes coconut oil as "a bit pricey, but so are the heart attacks it helps prevent. I see later editions say " Mostly Gluten-Free" on the cover, but the copy I have in my hands does not. Then: The intermittent celebrity endorsements.