While the kids search for hidden eggs, hostesses can set a delicious Easter sweets table with a little help from Delightful Pastries. To alleviate the stress of days of baking, let Delightful Pastries do all the work for your Easter brunch or dinner. From a traditional pie to an Eastern European Babka, Chef Dobra Bielinski has baked many treats that everyone at the table will enjoy.
For those unfamiliar, Babka is a spongy, brioche-like yeast cake made mainly in Eastern Europe. It is traditionally baked for Easter Sunday in Poland, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Albania, and for the major holidays (Christmas, Easter, New Year, Pentecost) in Romania. Traditionally it does not have any filling, and is glazed with a vanilla- or chocolate-flavored icing and decorated with almonds or candied fruit, sometimes with rum added. Another version of babka is associated with the Eastern European Jewish tradition. This babka is made from a doubled and twisted length of yeast dough and is typically baked in a high loaf pan. Instead of a fruit filling the dough contains cinnamon or chocolate. The babka is usually topped with streusel.
Delightful Pastries offers a number of traditional Babka favorites including: Vanilla with Sugar Glaze, Marble (Chocolate and Vanilla), Rum & Raisin and Chocolate. Prices range from $7.49 to $9.99
For the pie lover, Delightful pastries offers a variety of fresh fruit and cream pies. These pies serve between 8-10 people and costs between $20-$27 a pie. Pie flavors include.
Rhubarb Strawberry Pie: Delicious Michigan rhubarb tossed with strawberries and topped with cinnamon streusel.
Rhubarb Meringue: A sweet and tart concoction for those that love the marriage of rhubarb and meringue this is your pie.
Apple Caramel Pie: 2.5 pounds of Michigan apples tossed with our house made caramel.
Banana Cream Pie: Bananas topped w/ a delicious vanilla bean custard, topped w/ mounds of whipped cream and white chocolate shavings.
Chocolate Cream Pie: Chocolate pastry cream made w/ chocolate, topped w/ whipped cream & dark chocolate shavings.
Key Lime Pie: 10" deep dish pie. Made w/ Joe and Nellie's Key Lime Juice. Serves 14-16 people.
Chocolate Coconut Pie: Gluten FREE pie with coconut shell and filled w/ ganache.
Still unsure what sweet treats to order? Delightful Pastries offers a wonderful mixed mini pastries tray including an assortment of éclairs, fruit tarts, cream puffs, chocolate cups, mini tortes, tira mi su, truffles, and more. A small tray costs $40 and a large tray costs $80.
Easter specials are available at all three Delightful Pastries locations: Old Town at 1710 N. Wells St., (312) 255-0724; Jefferson Park at 5927 W. Lawrence, (773) 545-7215, and Chicago French Market at 131 N. Clinton, (312) 234-9644. Visit http://www.delightfulpastries.com for more information.