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 […]

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 […]

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