Every month—heck, almost every day—we make an effort to go out and shove desserts into our faces in an effort to find the best out there. Sometimes our favorites appear at a regular ol' diner, sometimes at a scoop shop or old-school bakery, and other times, they're worth a visit to a fancy restaurant.
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We're suckers for well made pastry, for beautiful fruit, and for pretty much anything dipped in chocolate. Here are the desserts we tried this month that we just can't stop thinking about.
This month we (OK, Jamie) reveled in NYC's first Dairy Queen and we rewarded ourselves after running a half-marathon (yeah, OK, that was just Paul). But the rest of us ate good sweets too! Check 'em all out.
From decadent sundaes to a doughnut standby, check out all our favorite sweets from April.
We're all waiting impatiently for our fruit pies and summery sorbets to come into season, but in the meantime, we didn't do too bad eating dessert in March. The theme was innovation, with falafel filled with chocolate, tiramisu made into a cupcake, a lemon tart made with liquidized almond shortbread, and more.
Polar Vortex smortex—the cold weather didn't stop us from enjoying a bevy of frozen sweets this month. We also had fancy funnel cake, Asian-inspired cream puffs, and attacked a whole table of homemade pie. See all these and more of our favorite sweets of February!
We know January is typically a month to lay off the sweets, but not only did we not avoid sugar, we totally crushed it, eating a variety of delicious, interesting treats that ranged from sweetened sticky rice in Chiang Mai to a very glorious pile of birthday doughnuts.
The hardest part of choosing a best sweet this month was that we were spoiled by choice. But here are the ones we just can't get off our minds.
November is the time when we really start gearing up our baked goods consumption, so it's no surprise that this month we ate cinnamon buns, doughnuts, and baklava—and that's not even including Thanksgiving dinner.
October is unofficially candy month, and we did eat our fair share. But the best sweets we ate went beyond the (trick-or-treat) pail; we also tried a modernist meringue ball, jam worth crossing state lines for, some awesome chocolate chip sponge cake, and more.
September is a bridge between summer and fall, so it's no surprise we welcomed autumn and its produce with apple cider doughnuts and poached pears and also enjoyed the last warm days with a few scoops of ice cream. We had these, plus chocolate "salami", homemade wedding cake, and more.
This month we ate everything from potato chip-filled ice cream to basboosa to simple and perfect fresh figs. Read on to see all the best sweets we ate this month.