Category Archives : Ellie’s


September Macarons: Back-To-School Edition

    by Nicole Dupuis For many of us, myself included, the arrival of September brings about mixed feelings. Fall itself is a season marked by contradictions—it ushers in exciting new beginnings, but also means the end of a brilliant summer. When I was in school, of course, this feeling was all the more pronounced. […]


Bûche de Noël : A Treasured Tradition

Like all truly good things in life, a perfect bûche de Noël takes patience and a focused yet delicate hand to actualize. We’ve always brought you gorgeous bûche de Noël for the holidays, but this year with our focus on heritage baking, it seems even more fitting to celebrate all of its history and kitschy […]


Happy Thanksgiving!

We are lucky and grateful to belong to such an inspired and supportive community of foodies, farmers, friends, culinary phenoms, and philanthropists! Our team at Gracie’s and Ellie’s is truly thankful for the ability to continue putting our dreams into practice, day-after-day, because of the amazing people we work with! This year our Holiday Collection […]


August is the perfect time for a cookout. 1

It’s August; it’s hot, muggy, and the perfect time for a cookout. by Aubrey Johnson Summer is my favorite time of the year, it always has been. Growing up in Wisconsin where the cold weather seems to last a lifetime, summer was the light at the end of that freezing tunnel. The same is true […]


Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting The whipped eggs in this recipe yield a carrot cake that is very light and fluffy. This cake has been a tradition at Ellie’s Bakery for the Spring menu but can reinvented every season. In the Fall, try substituting some of the grated carrot for apple or parsnip.  Yield: 1, […]


Art and the French Bakery: An Interview with our Lead Macaroner

It might not be the first thing you notice when you walk into Ellie’s. As a small French Bakery tucked into downtown Providence, our wall space is limited, and the bulk of that space is occupied by a small bar for seating on one side, a wall-to-wall window in the front, a large shelf with […]


Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day desserts don’t have to be difficult to be special. But if you are short on time, or want to treat yourself, as well, Ellie’s Bakery is here for you. Forgot to write a love letter for your sweetheart? Try a personalized orange-scented shortbread love letter cookie. Or enjoy the simple pleasures of a pecan-crusted […]


Ellie’s Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Gingerbread Cookies With cookie season if full swing, we at Ellie’s want to share one of our favorite seasonal cookie recipes with you: the Gingerbread Cookie. These cookies smell great in the oven, and taste even better. Add in a mug of hot chocolate, and you have a cure for the winter blues, or a […]


Making Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are a quintessential New England winter cookie. The blend of spices in a fresh cookie is the perfect accompaniment to a mug of hot chocolate. If you get a gingerbread cookie mix kit from us, the dry ingredients are already supplied. The directions are on the card included with the mix, but we thought it might be more fun to watch a video. If you want to start from scratch, we have the ingredients in the Gingerbread Cookie Recipe post. Comment below, and let us know if this video is helpful.

 


Holiday Macarons

Ellie’s is excited to bring you our 2014 Holiday Macarons. We had some help from you for the December flavors. There were a lot of creative and delicious submissions for our macaron flavor contest, and the Ellie’s and Gracie’s staff had a tough time voting for our favorites. The voting was tight, but here are […]


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies are a welcome addition to any occasion, or just because. The Ellie’s chocolate chip cookie is our signature take on the traditional recipe. The oats add a nice texture, and, of course, these are filled with chocolate – YUM! Comment below to let us know how this works for you.  


New Harvest Coffee Roasters

  When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, Rik Kleindfeldt had to change plans. The Wall was central to his research as a Ph.D. candidate at Brown University. With his plans in limbo, Rik got a job with Coffee Exchange, and found a passion that became New Harvest Coffee Roasters. Since opening in 2000, […]