Mike's is the mothership of bakeries. No matter where you go in Boston, you will see people carrying pastry boxes tied with blue twine, looking very much like cats with canary feathers sticking out of their mouths. That's because Mike's is the quintessential Italian bakery in the North End that everyone has to go to at least once while in Boston. It's more than just the jaw-dropping ocean of goodies. It's the tin-flowers that make up the walls, the 20 or so old-school women behind the…
Pizza rustica is not a pizza in the way that we've come to understand it, though anyone who's spent time in Italy might well have come across it. The word pizza simply means pie, and this term denotes a deep, pastry-encased creation. For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.
Nutella Palmiers or the Easiest Dessert Ever
Nutella Palmiers are smooth and oozing from the hazelnut spread, yet flaky and crunch from the puff pastry.
Italian Cream Cupcakes with Coconut Pastry Cream Filling and Fluffy Mascarpone Frosting
These divine cupcakes are comfort food at its finest, guaranteed to put a smile on your face even if you’re not a coconut lover!
Some of my earliest family memories are of the women in my family. My mom, her sisters, my grandmother and her mother [my great grandmother]. The matriarchs of the family brought with them this treasured traditions from Sicily that has been passed down through our large family. It is tradition in our family that on Good Friday we gather for what we have coined 'Cadula Day' to make Italian Easter Baskets made from flour, sugar, lard, eggs, and hard boiled colored eggs for decoration. My mom…
Lemon Delight recipe: by the famous pastry chef Sal de Riso, a delicious Italian lemon dessert with genoise cake, limoncello and lemon cream
A cake by Bay Country Bakery was made out of the groom’s favorite Italian cookies from Mike’s Pastry of Boston. The evening was absolutely magical….the perfect start to a wonderful wedding weekend.
A Killer Culinary Tour of Boston's North End
North End Market Tour in Boston Little Italy showcases the neighborhoods best Italian markets for meat, cheese, pastries and wine and explains Italian culture