Baked by Susan comes to some local farmers’ markets but I’ve not had much from there- save a very fudgy brownie at the Ossining Earth Day festival last week. Today we had some friends coming and I didn’t have time to bake so I ran up to their storefront on Grand Street. I was impressed with the large open kitchen filled with bakers busy baking and liked the looks of their selection in the display cases (they have lots more you can pre-order too).
I almost went for a pie but then something caught my eye-- it looked like a cherry crumb cake. Turned out they were not cherries but chocolate chips and it was filled with ricotta and cream cheese. I believe she called it an Italian crumb cake or coffee cake. I’ve never heard of such a thing but I knew I had to have it. Bottom line, it was fabulous-- a moist cake filled with cannoli type cream and chocolate chips with something close to a NY crumb style topping. It was not too sweet and very fresh and so creative. I don’t know if this is conjured from their imaginations or a recreation of an actual Italian treat but it definitely makes me want to go back and taste test some more of their wares!
Has anyone else been here?