July was hot, but not too hot to indulge in dessert. We ate mochi cakes in San Francisco, peanut butter pie in New York, and experimented with pelamushi, a traditional Georgian dessert made from grape juice cooked with flour, corn flour, and sugar. See these and more in the slideshow above!
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No surprise, we ate a lot of ice cream this month. Some of it was homemade by an SE staffer, some of it incorporated sweet seasonal strawberries, and some was served in a teeny tiny cone. We also got our babka roll on, tried some pignoli cookies, and dug into the biggest kouign amann we've ever seen.
Whether it's buying that same sheet cake that made it to every childhood birthday party or a hey-I'm-a-grown-up-I-do-what-I-want sundae for one, we all have our own ways to celebrate with dessert.
This month we started our seasonal venture into frozen treats, thought about how we love Dominique Ansel Bakery as we stuffed our mouths with their pastries, and considered joining a Jam of the Month club.
It's not often that supermarket sweets sneak into our "best sweets" roundup, but this month, one genre-defying product did just that. We also hit up a scoop shop in Ireland, Rich Table in San Francisco, and more.
Everyone knows the old gag about policemen eating doughnuts and coffee everyday— but if you really stop to think about it...why not? We'd happily eat a hot out of the fryer, sugar-coated ring of dough every day if we could. Well, maybe if they were from a few select places, like these, our favorite doughnut shops from Philly to San Francisco, Nantucket and beyond!
This month we loved us some oatcakes, devoured a truly large piece of chocolate cake, had a great dessert at Carbone in New York, and more.
In these uncertain times, sometimes you have to consider the drastic. You have to play the If You Were Stuck On A Desert Island game, and ask the tough questions. That's what we did this week, forcing our staff to answer the question, "What do you like better, chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin cookies?" Turns out, it might not be so hard. People didn't hesitate to choose sides. So who won? Team Oatmeal Raisin or Camp Chocolate Chip?
This month we ate milk pudding in Hong Kong, cardamom brioche in San Francisco, yogurt with fermented sticky rice in Vietnam, and kougin amann in New York City. Even vegan-for-the-month Erin got on the dessert train thanks to a delivery of sweets from vegan bakery Babycakes.
We know it's the thought that counts, but there are just some shops whose chocolates we hold out hope of seeing on Valentine's Day. Find out which in the slideshow.
Banana roti in Bangkok. Sri Lankan sweets in Staten Island. Vegan cookies in San Francisco. These are just some of the items that made January feel like a nice break from the ordinary. (Obviously "cut down sugar" was not one of our New Year's resolutions.)
Today is National Pie Day! So how would we each celebrate in an ideal world? With these, our favorite pies.
Chocolate. Cookies. Candy bar minis. People give up all variety of sweets as part of their New Years resolutions. But some things are sacred. Some things we'd fight to the death to keep.
Thanks in part to SE Overlord Ed and his daily office pie drop-offs, we did eat a lot of pie this month. But we also ate a ton of other great stuff, from NYC to Istanbul and beyond. Check out all our favorites!
Since 2009, Cakespy has graced Serious Eats with her unique sweets and adorable illustrations. As she leaves to spread her treats to the rest of the world, we want to say thank you and take a look back at our favorite Cakespy creations.
We've talked a lot about candy, in particular our least favorite Halloween candy and candy that interests us. But we haven't exactly gotten to the good stuff. We haven't answered that age old question, "If your trick-or-treat bag could only be filled with one single candy [gasp] what would it be?" You have to play favorites sometime, and today, being Halloween, is that day.
September is a great month for dessert. Plums and other summer fruit are still on the menu, and on warm days, a cone of ice cream doesn't seem out of place. But apples are here, and the first of many...
In August, our sweets consumption tends to revolve around things of the frozen variety. And whether it was snoballs in New Orleans, double cones in San Francisco, or sherbet at home (a special thanks to Max!), we definitely used dessert as an excuse to beat the heat.
Whether you love Chipwiches (or It's-Its for West Coasters), Choco Tacos, or even those Mickey Mouse-shaped ice cream pops with bubble gum eyeballs, ice cream novelties are undoubtedly one of the best parts of summer. Here are our favorites.
Maybe all our ice cream eating makes choosing a favorite all that more meaningful. They're not our favorites by default (our default flavors are delicious, and endless), they're our favorites because they're really freaking good. Check out all the scoops in the slideshow above.