When I was a little kid, my mother would take me to Lyndell’s and they would always give me a cookie. Now that I’m older, I just take a number like everyone else. On most days, you won’t need the number, but on any holiday that calls for pastry, you wait until you’re called. My favorite things: honeycomb bread (made with graham flour which is rare around these parts), white mountain bread, snowflake rolls, all the danish, jelly donuts, ricotta pie, hazelnut cookies with chocolate drizzle, and Linzer cookies.
It’s Sunday morning and the line outside Dough isn’t too long. They are already sold out of one of the specials, Apple Jam. We go with Coffee Cream, Dulce de Leche with Toasted Almonds, Hibiscus, Toasted Coconut, Cafe Au Lait, Chocolate Earl Grey, and Cinnamon Sugar. All good, but my favorite is Cafe Au Lait! Aside from doughnuts, they serve Brooklyn Roasting coffee and also sell their beans.
All the doughnuts here are yeast based (sorry, cake doughnut lovers). According to this post from The New Yorker in June 2013, however, Gerson (owner) is experimenting with cake doughnut recipes. I look forward to my next visit and hope to see some!