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Eric Wolitzky's Bundt Cake at the New York Chocolate show

Last week at the New York Chocolate Show DessertBuzz caught up with Top Chef: Just Desserts contestant and pasty chef Eric Wolitzsky for a follow-up interview.  He was in the main kitchen theater about to make a chocolate gingerbread bundt cake for a standing-room-only crowd.

DessertBuzz: The last time we spoke I never even asked you how you became a pastry chef.

Eric Wolitzky: I was actually in the World Trade Center on 9/11 and after that, after I escaped, I decided, I had to embrace what was in my heart so I enrolled in the French Culinary Institute.  That’s basically, how I became a baker. (more…)

Baked Bakery in Red Hook Brooklyn: Popular for good reason

Posted by Niko on October 24th, 2010

The Baked bakery Brookie

A few weekends ago the DessertBuzz team braved the labyrinth of MTA service advisories and traveled from the UWS to Red Hook to visit Baked.  (We go the idea after we interviewed Top Chef: Just Desserts contestant and Baked Pastry Chef Eric Wolitzky).

Baked is generally considered one of the finest bakeries in New York City for simple, feel-good items like cupcakes, cookies, brownies and the like.  Baked also seems to have a lot of fun in their kitchen.  They always have a few experimental items on the menu in addition to seasonal offerings.  If you’re looking for a piece of fancy-pants French pastry with a dacquoise layer and 12 other components, you’ll need to go elsewhere.

I brought along a group of 5 friends–a nice mix of foodies and laypeople.

The chocolate Baked Whoopie pie

Chocolate and Pumpkin whoopie pies: The group liked both whoopie pies but felt the pumpkin was not only more flavorful but more moist as well.  This is one of their signature items and you should get at least one if you go.

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