Leske's is located on Fifth Avenue in south Park Slope. The building formerly housed a bakery, whose fixtures Leske's will put back into operation.
Sweet, sticky prune jam fills a buttery puff pastry striped with royal icing.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnut at Leske's in Park Slope
Leske's fries up a variety of light-as-a-feather filled doughnuts. The one you want for Hanukkah is at the far left: a peanut butter and jelly doughnut filled with black raspberry jam.
Vanilla Layer Cake
Leske's makes a variety of classic layer cakes. "For some of our customers, every birthday cake they ever had was from Leske's," store manager Harry Hawk said.
Soft sweet Danish dough filled with tart apricot jam and drizzled with royal icing. "This style is not actually native to Denmark," Hawk said. "In Denmark, danishes are called Vienna bread."
Black and White Cookie
The iconic New York cookie. Leske's version has a cakey base and is topped with vanilla and chocolate fudge frostings.
Hostess-Style Chocolate Cupcake
In this twist on the childhood favorite, chocolate cake is filled with a vanilla buttercream center and topped with a rich chocolate glaze.
Another variation on Leske's danishes, which are all made with pure butter. This one is braided and studded with whole pecans.