French Crullers

French Crullers Yield: 12 Milk 1 cup (227g) Water 1 cup (227g) Butter 1 ½ sticks (170g) Salt ½ teaspoon Sugar 1 teaspoon All purpose flour 2 cups (270g) Eggs 6 Egg whites 2 (60g) Directions: Preheat a pot of vegetable oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The oil should be at least 6” deep. Meanwhile, […]

Chocolate Studded Coffee Cake

Chocolate Studded Coffee Cake yield: 1, 8”x4” loaf. Serves 6 All-purpose flour 1 ½ cups (203g) Baking Powder 1 teaspoon (5g) Baking Soda ½ teaspoon (2g) Salt 1 teaspoon (5g) Butter, room temperature ⅓ cup (75g) Sugar 1 cup (200g) Vanilla Bean ½ Egg 1 Egg yolk 1 Vanilla Extract ¾ teaspoon (3g) Sour Cream […]

Hazelnut Truffles

Hazelnut Truffles yield: 2 dozen truffles Dark Chocolate 190g (6.6oz) Cream 57g (2oz) Hazelnut Paste 57g (2oz) Salt 1g (pinch) Espresso powder (optional) 1g (pinch) Whole Toasted Hazelnuts 24 (1 for each truffle) Dark Chocolate for coating 226g (8oz) Feuilletine 57g (2oz) Chopped hazelnuts 28g (1oz) Directions 1. Scale chopped chocolate, in a heat proof […]

The Quintessential Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Cake yield: 2, 8” cakes  All purpose flour 340g (2 ½ cups) Baking powder 9.5g (2 teaspoons) Baking soda 2.5g (1 ½ teaspoons) Salt 2.5g (1 ½ teaspoons) Sugar 416  (2 cups plus 1 Tablespoon) Buttermilk 270g (1 ¼ cups) Oil 30g (2 Tablespoons) Vanilla extract 12g (1 Tablespoon) Eggs 178g (4 each) Yolks […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  

Meet the Ellie’s Team: Wetherley

At Ellie’s and Gracie’s, we feel privileged to work with some amazing people. Our “Meet the Team” feature let’s us share even more of their talents with the world. In this post, however, we are going to share a variation on that theme. Our new morning baker, Wetherley Rouleau, was recently featured on the Winter […]

Meet the Ellie’s Team: Sara

Who are you, and what is your job at Ellie’s?  My name is Sara. I am the head baker at Ellie’s. If you were caught daydreaming at work, what would you be thinking about? What is the next meal I am going to eat? If you were stuck on a desert island, what three items […]

Honey and Banana Bread Pudding

    yield: one 9″x13″ baking dish 1 loaf, cubed Honey glazed beer bread (from Ellie’s Bakery) 1 stick (4 oz) butter 1/2 cup honey 3 bananas, mashed 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 t. salt 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped 2 cups cream 6 egg yolks 1. Cube the honey glazed beer bread into 1″ cubes and place […]

Macaroon vs Macaron

  Macaroon vs macaron? The spelling is just a little different. The delectable treat is a LOT different. In a city filled with so many wonderful Italian bakeries, it is not a surprise when people ask us for macaroons. They are a delightful treat – perfect for a small afternoon snack or surprise for a friend. […]

Chef Melissa Denmark Shines as a Rising Star

    April 15, 2014 marks a special day for us here at Gracie’s and Ellie’s. Our friend and pastry chef, Melissa Denmark, will be honored as a Rising Star in the Coastal New England culinary scene. She is one of 32 people to receive this award from the online culinary magazine, Star Chefs. Who […]

Meet the Ellie’s Team: Allie

Who are you, and what is your job at Ellie’s? I am a Barista in the Front of the House, and I work as a baker and macaroner in the back of the house. How long have you worked here? Since June 2013 What do you like most about working here? I like being able […]

Ellie’s Spicy Gingerbread

As I watched the snow falling today, I thought of the joys of hot tea and subtly spiced treats. Good foods can bring warmth to our spirits when it is cold outside. Here is a recipe for spiced gingerbread from our pastry chef Melissa Denmark. This recipe will bring wonderful aromas to your home, and […]

The History of Bread Part 3

This is the final entry in this three part History of Bread series. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 from these links. “How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex? – Julia Child  The story of bread and baking becomes complicated around the time of the Industrial Revolution. Advances in […]

The Rooster and the French Bakery

Theodore stands at our door to greet you when you come into Ellie’s. Theodore, the large wooden rooster, is our official Ellie’s mascot. If you have been into our small French bakery, you may have also noticed several ceramic roosters, as well as the rooster symbol painted on our floor. We just might have more […]

Meet The Team: Theodore

Who are you, and how long have you been working at Ellie’s? My name is Theodore. I have been working since the day we opened, January 2, 2013. What is your favorite thing about being here? I get to stand outside all day, and watch the active city. I love watching all the people who […]

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