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Any German Bakeries left in NYC or Long Island?

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tractarian Jun 1, 2011 07:33 PM

After reminiscing with family over Ebinger's (blackout cake, mocha cake, Othellos, etc.), we were wondering if anyone knew of a German bakery left in either the 5 boroughs (most likely Queens) or even out on Long Island that made decent mocha cake, blackout cake, Black Forest Cake, bienenstich, or fastnacht? I know that Bauer's in Middle Village used to have these items, but I heard they shut down. It is a shame they closed down before I managed to get out there. I am also looking for a bakery that makes good cakes with REAL buttercream. Not artificial buttercream, which is what I got when I ordered a cake from Leske's in Bay Ridge (although their coffee cakes are still good, as was their sachertorte), but REAL buttercream. Glaser's is rumored to have real buttercream, but I am open to other suggestions. We are at a loss here. Or if anyone has recipes for a good Ebinger's style German Mocha Cake, that would also be good.

  1. EM23 Jun 3, 2011 03:52 PM

    Steiner's on Plandome Rd. in Manhasset is excellent. Great breads, soda bread, hot cross buns, etc. And, in addition to a really good coffee cake, they make something called a Scottish coffee cake that is unlike any coffee cake I've ever had. It has nuts, raisins and coconut and is a crunchy and gooey bit of loveliness.

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      dorrieb Jun 3, 2011 09:07 AM

      Check out Stork's Bakery in Whitestone, Queens: http://www.storkspastry.com/

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      Stork's Pastry Shop
      1242 150th St, Queens, NY 11357

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        tractarian Jun 3, 2011 03:08 PM

        I checked out Stork's. The website said that they use real butter and whipped cream, which is what I'm looking for. Malverne seems good- they are near the LIRR, which is good enough for me. I do think a trip to Stork's and Empire Market is in order, and then afterwards to Fontana's in Bayside.

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        Empire Market
        14-26 College Point Blvd, Queens, NY 11356

      2. didactic katydid Jun 3, 2011 03:41 AM

        the New Yorker had a piece on baumkuchen in Yorkville some time back.

        http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/20...

        1. janie Jun 2, 2011 03:21 PM

          just had an excellent buttercream (they use european b utter) cake from Malverne Pastry Shoppe in Malverne, LI.--other stuff looked high quality also. --italian baker.

          http://long-island.newsday.com/shopping/malverne-pastry-shop-1.1954813

          see this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/366135

          and this one: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/238837

          s far as Queens, haven't been to Rudy's in a long time, and I don't care for the bakery that replaced Bauer's. --there are some good polish bakeries though in Ridgewood or Greenpoint, and they often have good black forest cake.---I also really like the cakes from miss grimble, they have some good european tortes etc..

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          Miss Grimble Desserts
          909 E 135th St, Bronx, NY 10454

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            tractarian Jun 2, 2011 10:07 PM

            Thanks, Janie. A good Black Forest Cake is good to come by. Although, my real craving is for a bakery that uses REAL buttercream and real whipped cream in their cakes and pastries, these are good suggestions.

            Oriental baumkuchen is not too farfetched. I once went into a cafe on Mott Street near Canal Street, where they had a Black Forest Cake for 1.75. While, of course, there was no real cream, for the price, it was a substantial serving, and I think it was the price that turned me on the most.

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              Greg Jun 3, 2011 05:40 AM

              The area around Qingdao was one of the German spheres of influence, hence the Chinese beer that's popular in this country, Tsing Tao. I wonder if German pastries caught on there as well.

              1. re: tractarian
                janie Jun 3, 2011 08:21 AM

                malverne uses real buttercream and whipped cream--but far in Long Island--

                1. re: tractarian
                  buttertart Jun 3, 2011 09:05 AM

                  Japanese European-style patisserie is some of the most gorgeous in the world.

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                Glendale is hungry Jun 2, 2011 01:12 PM

                Hi tractarian,

                I never went to Bauer's before it changed to Framboise Patisserie. According to one commenter in this thread,

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/679541

                It could be worthwhile to call them and see if they might still make some of the Teutonic items you mentioned.

                Also, here is a recipe for Blackout Cake that, at face value, has some good credentials:

                http://delectablecooks.com/2010/08/08...

                glücklich Kuchen!

                ciao,

                Glendale is hungry...

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                Framboise Patisserie
                64-59 Dry Harbor Rd, Queens, NY 11379

                1. CitySpoonful Jun 2, 2011 07:32 AM

                  What about Rudy's Pastry Shop in Ridgewood, Queens?

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                  Rudy's Pastry Shop
                  905 Seneca Ave, Queens, NY 11385

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                    Greg Jun 2, 2011 06:52 AM

                    We'll probably get booted to the Tri-State board (or whatever it's called now), but you can try Reinwald's Bakery in Huntington on New York Avenue as you head into town. Pretty good German cakes and breads.

                    As an aside, I actually found a half-way decent (though prepackaged) baumkuchen at Mitsuwa, the Japanese supermarket in Fort Lee, NJ.

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                    1. re: Greg
                      buttertart Jun 2, 2011 01:06 PM

                      You see Japanese Baumkuchen in HK Supermarkets in NYC too.

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