A rich dense buttery pound cake with hints of citrus gets a flavor and texture boost from the addition of ricotta cheese pairing the cake with a bright fresh lemon lime icing makes for a wonderful and beautiful dessert mdash kim 6 of 21 view all advertisement advertisement madeleines are delicate little cakes that pack a great.

As fast as crisp buttery french madeleines are to make they disappear faster smear the classic christmas cookies with vanilla bean buttercream icing and crushed peppermint for festive cookies then enjoy one or two with a glass of eggnog or other festive holiday drink.

Although chocolate is wonderful with this buttery almond cake this cake shines equally bright when paired with lightly sweetened fresh peaches plums oranges apricots or whatever berries are the most spectacular at the time i rsquo ve also served it successfully with quick candied cherries or poached pears with chocolate sauce.

Pastries come in the form of buttery madeleines and vanilla mille feuilles and if you upgrade the staff will tuck a bottle of laurent perrier champagne in the hamper along with j robuchon tea the tea service is being delivered within a four mile radius of the deli but you need to pre order with 24 hours rsquo notice ndash so plan ahead for this one.

A low key hangout with exquisite seasonal sharing plates and an irish twist this is the first bricks and mortar restaurant from max rocha ndash a canalside spot in east london rsquo s hackney that takes its name from the dublin born chef rsquo s late grandmother cecilia the son of fashion designer john rocha has a resume that includes some of the city rsquo s best joints ndash the hellip.