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alexinct Oct 5, 2011 11:11 PM

Hey all, was wondering if someone could help me track these down. I'm not sure of the name, but on family vacations to Calabria, they were on all the pastry trays I went. They are cakes rolled into the shape of a peach and dusted pretty liberally with sugar on the outside. They look like this:

http://images.marthastewart.com/image...

Would someone know where to find these? This is for a friend who lives in Park Slope who is willing to travel quite a bit for a really good example of one.

  1. jen kalb Oct 6, 2011 06:39 AM

    Are they made of almond paste/marzipan or actually pastry?
    Id recommend checking at Villabate on 18th Ave which offers the biggest range of colorful items like this - both pastry and marzipan - that I have seen.

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    Villabate Alba
    7001 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

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      alexinct Oct 6, 2011 04:40 PM

      Actual pastry. Their Italian name is (thanks to the Manhattan chowhound side!) is pesche dolci di pasta brioche.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/paoletta...

      I will call Villabate. I don't recall seeing them the few times I've been, but thank you for the reminder!

      1. re: alexinct
        jen kalb Oct 6, 2011 06:46 PM

        hope you report back, the new pic is much more revealing.

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