Pasticceria Rocco. 243 Bleecker Street. When Mary and I had our hot cross buns and cappuccino, this nice young man gave me a detailed tour of the pastries in all the glass cases. He knew I was from out of town. When we returned the next evening he was there and I asked if I might take his photo. He reached for the loaves (Egg Bread and Panettone) and was an enthusiastic subject. Friday, the devout are fasting and not considering eating the delicious breads until Sunday but you should have seen the Egg Cookies being wrapped up in white boxes and tied with string, flying out of the place! The Struffoli looked enticing, too.
absolutely wonderful, such joy and pride! all his cake and breads look scrumptious, wholesome easter treats 🙂 good photos ruth!
this is so cool!
loved this post.
thanks for sharing.
So creative! Great shots Ruth! 🙂
Yum! Love this! I love all pastries, but Easter pastries especially! Sorry I’ve been away so long – big things going on and just couldn’t seem to get to everything! Hope all is well! 🙂
Ahh, the Penettone. Brings back some good memories of all the Italian traditions (on my Mom’s side) that seemed to have been lost over the years. However, today I will be making an Easter Italian Rice Pie. Yum. Looking forward to the process…but giving it as a gift. May need to make two.
Wonderful! Brings back memories of days gone by. We will be having some traditional treats on Easter, but nothing like this! Happy Easter!
That bread looks delicious. I guess I won’t be eating in for a while.
Wow! Some smashing pics Ruth and what a mouthwatering choice.
Thanks for sharing
trust you are enjoying your trip to NY.
This place is great and I’d love to check it out! I have to find a place like this around here. There must be something similar.
I’ve never seen Easter Egg Cookies before. What a cute Easter present! No wonder they’re flying out of the place. 🙂
Me neither or Easter egg bread for that matter! Lovely shots!
I love how genuinely excited the man looks; and those cookies are kinda crazy! I’ve never seen anything like them before.
Was thinking of you in Ohio; but will now send my HAPPY EASTER thoughts in the other direction!! These photos are great and mouthwatering! Love to you and Mary!!!!! Erica
What cool loaves. Katherine’s dad told her today that there was a controversy in Baltimore because opening day was yesterday!
WOW! great photos.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
I wish I could make bread so lovely! Yeast scares me…!
Love the pictures and Vincenzo, he’s my grandson. Think he has a future in ads?