The 2018 Holiday Menu is here!

We are posting this 4 days earlier than we did last year!   Yeah!  Happy Holidays everyone!

Here is the 2018 Menu. I kept it simple as I find people like to order off menu!  So if you don’t want a Yulelog like ours pictured here below and would prefer something like a nice lemon tart just let us know!  Christmas Desserts are a personal/ traditional thing and I’ll do what I can to oblige.  Take a look at our dessert/ cake menu – if there is something that tickles your fancy, place that order!

And don’t forget breakfast pastries or quiche for the morning.   While you are drinking your rum laced eggnog from McNamara’s Dairy (that’s what I do) (which by the way is the only dairy I use here in the cafe- bakehouse) during the present opening it is good to have something solid to eat as well.

We hope you all have a joyous and pleasant  Holiday Season!

                                          Umpleby’s Holiday Menu 2018

Buche de Noel $38.00 (serves 10-12)
 A wonderful centerpiece for your Christmas dinner – choose either chocolate or vanilla sponge for the roulade. It is then filled with mocha mousse and masked with mocha buttercream and decorated with meringue mushrooms, scarf, snowman, holly, and dusted with snow.

German Stollen $9.50 
This traditional classic beauty is filled with dried fruit, almonds and a little rum making for a very festive sweet loaf.

Holiday Cookies $11.20/ dozen Orange kisses, Russian tea cakes, sugar, checkerboard, chocolate dipped shortbreads, coconut macaroons, and chocolate crinkles just to name a few. They are great for gifts or the holiday table.

Hazelnut Linzers $16.75 /dozen A Holiday Cookie so amazingly delicious it gets its own listing.  A rich buttery thumbprint cookie covered with crushed hazelnuts and baked with raspberry preserves. Try one and you’ll be hooked!

Please Note: All of our regular cakes and desserts are available for special order as well! Please see our Dessert / Cake Menu!

And don’t forget the morning! All our pastries are available to order too!


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Gift Cards available now too!

 We are now offering Gift Cards instead of paper certificates.    You can now choose your preferred way of giving the gift of food year round:

Gift Card: issued as a plastic card and can be paid for with cash, check or a credit card, redeemable in person or over the phone; or

eGift Card: paperless and purchased on our website and redeemable over the phone or in person.

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Day 16 Pistachio Cherry Biscotti

Growing up, biscotti weren’t in the repertoire of Christmas cookies that my family would make.  I suspect that simply has to do with the fact that we don’t have any Italian heritage in our family tree.

That changed when  I moved to NYC and worked as a pastry cook.  I learned from working at two restaurants that made them –  Osteria del Circo and Gramercy Tavern.

A twice baked cookie – if you are looking for flavor and crunch this is for you.

It has been years since I have made them so they are long overdue to be in our bakery case.   Another reason to have this cookie in the line up is that I love pistachios and I really wanted a cookie that contained them – here is one. Hopefully more to follow…

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