September Macarons: Back-To-School Edition

    by Nicole Dupuis For many of us, myself included, the arrival of September brings about mixed feelings. Fall itself is a season marked by contradictions—it ushers in exciting new beginnings, but also means the end of a brilliant summer. When I was in school, of course, this feeling was all the more pronounced. […]

Ellie’s Easter Menu

Ellie’s full Easter Menu is available for order, March 21 – 26. We will have select items available March 14 – 19. To place an order, contact courtney@graciesprov.com. 

Bûche de Noël : A Treasured Tradition

Like all truly good things in life, a perfect bûche de Noël takes patience and a focused yet delicate hand to actualize. We’ve always brought you gorgeous bûche de Noël for the holidays, but this year with our focus on heritage baking, it seems even more fitting to celebrate all of its history and kitschy […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are lucky and grateful to belong to such an inspired and supportive community of foodies, farmers, friends, culinary phenoms, and philanthropists! Our team at Gracie’s and Ellie’s is truly thankful for the ability to continue putting our dreams into practice, day-after-day, because of the amazing people we work with! This year our Holiday Collection […]

Bastille Day at Ellie’s

Bastille Day at Ellie's

Bastille Day is not a day that is well known or celebrated by most people.  So what is it all about? I can tell you one thing: it is not a day celebrating the English indie band, Bastille.  During the year 1798, the French were experiencing food shortages and King Louis XVI was losing popularity […]

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting The whipped eggs in this recipe yield a carrot cake that is very light and fluffy. This cake has been a tradition at Ellie’s Bakery for the Spring menu but can reinvented every season. In the Fall, try substituting some of the grated carrot for apple or parsnip.  Yield: 1, […]

Strawberry Buttermilk Scones

strawberry buttermilk scones

Strawberry Buttermilk Scones These scones are very easy to adapt. Try them all season long with blackberries, raspberries, or peaches. The moisture of the fresh fruit can over-hydrate the dough. Be sure to freeze the chopped fruit to keep it from breaking down during mixing. Otherwise you will end up with a wet, bright pink […]

We Have the Best Guests

There are a lot of fantastic people that visit our little French bakery in downtown Providence. So many of you share your mornings with us, your life events, smiles, laughs, and appreciation of a good weekend. We get to see some of you almost every day, and others of you, once each year when you […]

Meet the Team: Kendal- Private Events Coordinator

Kendal: Private Events Coordinator

Hi. Will you tell us who you are and what is your position at Gracie’s?  My name is Kendal. I am the Private Events Coordinator at Gracie’s and I started in September 2014. What do you like the most about working here? I think it says a lot when you wake up genuinely excited to […]

Ellie’s Favorite Local Bakeries

Where Does the Ellie’s Staff Go? We get asked a lot of questions. People ask us for cooking advice, where to get a good cup of coffee in Boston (there are a lot of good ones, but we went to Thinking Cup recently, and loved it) and if we make everything ourselves (we do). Most […]

Art and the French Bakery: An Interview with our Lead Macaroner

It might not be the first thing you notice when you walk into Ellie’s. As a small French Bakery tucked into downtown Providence, our wall space is limited, and the bulk of that space is occupied by a small bar for seating on one side, a wall-to-wall window in the front, a large shelf with […]

Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day desserts don’t have to be difficult to be special. But if you are short on time, or want to treat yourself, as well, Ellie’s Bakery is here for you. Forgot to write a love letter for your sweetheart? Try a personalized orange-scented shortbread love letter cookie. Or enjoy the simple pleasures of a pecan-crusted […]

Ellie’s Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Gingerbread Cookies With cookie season if full swing, we at Ellie’s want to share one of our favorite seasonal cookie recipes with you: the Gingerbread Cookie. These cookies smell great in the oven, and taste even better. Add in a mug of hot chocolate, and you have a cure for the winter blues, or a […]

Making Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are a quintessential New England winter cookie. The blend of spices in a fresh cookie is the perfect accompaniment to a mug of hot chocolate. If you get a gingerbread cookie mix kit from us, the dry ingredients are already supplied. The directions are on the card included with the mix, but we […]

Holiday Macarons

Ellie’s is excited to bring you our 2014 Holiday Macarons. We had some help from you for the December flavors. There were a lot of creative and delicious submissions for our macaron flavor contest, and the Ellie’s and Gracie’s staff had a tough time voting for our favorites. The voting was tight, but here are […]

Ellie’s Hot Chocolate

New Englanders are pros when it comes to finding ways to keep warm in cold winter weather. One of our favorites is a warm mug of hot chocolate. There is just something comforting and cozy about a good hot chocolate. Here is how we make it at home:   Ellie’s Hot Chocolate yield: two servings […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies are a welcome addition to any occasion, or just because. The Ellie’s chocolate chip cookie is our signature take on the traditional recipe. The oats add a nice texture, and, of course, these are filled with chocolate – YUM! Comment below to let us know how this works for you.  

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