3 Pastries from Du Jour Bakery

dujour_collage.jpg
Dish #28 is way better than a Pop Tart

Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.

Husband and wife team TJ and Vera Obias opened their Park Slope bakery about a month ago. Both chefs have plenty of experience in high end pastry kitchens, but at Du Jour Bakery they're running a neighborhood joint with a low-key, friendly vibe and reasonable prices to boot.

The best of their sweet and savory pastries are playful riffs on American classics. Here are three to try:

strawberry_pop_tart.jpg
Rao

The strawberry hearts ($2.50) are delicate, flaky pies filled with house-made strawberry jam and striped with pink royal icing.

everything_pretzel_du_jour.jpg
Rao

The soft everything pretzel ($2.50) is lye-dipped and flecked with all the usual suspects plus a bit of Maldon sea salt. Look for it on the brunch menu as a roll, served with scallion cream cheese and fixings.

cinnamon_bun_du_jour.jpg
Rao

Vera Obias tweaks a traditional Danish dough to make these gloriously light buns ($2.75). They're not too sweet, with just a lick of frosting and a swirl of sweet, cinnamon sludge.

Du Jour Bakery
365 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
347-227-8953


Read the most recent posts on our food blog or check our longer weekly reviews. Contact the writer at trao@villagevoice.com.


Location Info

Du Jour Bakery

365 5th Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

My Voice Nation Help
1 comments
Loading...