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 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. 

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Harvest Coffee Roasters

  When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, Rik Kleindfeldt had to change plans. The Wall was central to his research as a Ph.D. candidate at Brown University. With his plans in limbo, Rik got a job with Coffee Exchange, and found a passion that became New Harvest Coffee Roasters. Since opening in 2000, […]

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 […]

Blackbird Farm – Field Trip

Chances are if you see a pig walking the streets of Smithfield, Rhode Island, it belongs to Ann Marie Bouthillette. “They like to go out for a stroll occasionally,” Ann Marie jokes. The truth is, these American Heritage Berkshire pigs are very inquisitive, and while they might enjoy a night on the town, they have […]

Summer Coffee – Cold Brewed and Ready to Roll

Hot weather means cold drinks, but so many of us depend on a coffee or two (or six), that it is great to have an alternative to hot coffee. Iced coffee fits that need nicely, and while brewing hot coffee over ice can make a good iced drink, we find that keeping it cool throughout […]

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