Monday, November 19, 2007

Eccles Cakes: A Sweet Treat in West Newton

The only place I've ever found these fantastic pastries is at a little bakery called The Keltic Krust in West Newton, Mass. So, I had to write about them. This appears in today's Special Thanksgiving Food section of The Boston Globe.
November 19, 2007
Short orders

Make it a Keltic sojourn
Lylah M. Alphonse, Globe Staff

Keltic Krust has been hidden in plain sight, on a busy street in West Newton, for more than a decade. It's now under new management, and co-owner Nathalie LaPierre can often be found behind the counter, doling out fantastic Irish soda bread, strong coffee, and a mighty selection of hand-made goodies. Chelsea Buns - tightly wound sweet breads drizzled with icing and scented with cardamom - are a hit, as are tiny, tender scones, and enormous, chocolate-chip studded meringues. Eccles cakes (below, $2 each) are a treat you can't find many places. The simple rounds are made of rustic layers of flaky, buttery puff pastry, liberally sprinkled with sugar, which melts and anchors the plump raisins in place. They're ideal for family breakfast while you tuck the bird into the oven. Keltic Krust Bakery, 1371 Washington St., West Newton; 617-332-9343; [More]

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