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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cooking Classes

Ellie’s Bakery is excited to announce our 2015 cooking class series. Our 2014 series was a hit, and we had so much fun that we are adding even more classes for 2015. Learn how to make your own Honey Beer Bread, or master the art of the French Macaron. Classes include hands-on, personalized instruction from […]

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. […]

A Day in the Life of a French Macaron

Tomorrow is National Macaron Day, and we could not be more excited. The French Macaron is a sweet cookie made with whipped egg whites, confectioners sugar, granulated sugar, almond flour and food coloring. This Parisian treat may be filled with chocolate ganache, sweet buttercream or jams. As many of you may know, macarons are a […]

Welcome, Vivian!

For those of you who know us or follow us on Facebook, you know we have a bit of a, shall we say, obsession, for naming objects. Theodore, the wooden rooster, is perhaps our most well-known example of anthropomorphism, however, this thread runs deep. I think you will find, in most restaurant settings, staff members […]

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 […]

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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