Elizabeth’s Pick: Butter Cake at Rustica Bakery

If you know me, then you know of my obsessions: Champagne, beauty products, the Real Housewives of NYC, and this:
 

 

It’s called Kouign Amann—or “butter cake”—and I could eat my weight in it. This hockey puck-sized disc of golden goodness is on the menu daily at Rustica Bakery, where I regularly tell unsuspecting strangers to order it. Stat. Originally from the Brittany region of France, it has a soft, brioche-like center and a crisp, caramelized exterior. That’s because its dipped in butter and sugar. Dipped! The combination of sweet and rich is addictive. And I’m okay with that.
 

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