Thursday, July 23, 2009

Savory, Sweet and Utterly Scrumptious Scones from Alice's Teacup

Scones from Alice's Teacup
One of my favorite things to get at Alice's Teacup are their fantastic and enormous scones. I usually get the mixed berry one. It's bursting with berries in pretty much every bite and never disappoints. This past week I decided to break out of the mold and go for a savory Ham and Cheese Scone and a Pumpkin Scone. Often times scones tend to be a bit dry and crumbly, not so at Alice's. These scones are unbelievably light and moist. And perfect for just about any time of day....

The Ham and Cheese Scone had cheddar baked into the batter and was studded with little pieces of ham and flecked with bits of chives. Delish. I've only ever had the scones solo or with butter, preserves and cream, but I'm definitely curious to try their Sconces Benedict: poached eggs atop a savory scone with rosemary hollandaise sauce & potato chicken hash. Next time!

Inside Alice's Ham and Cheese Scone

The Pumpkin Scone was nicely spiced and had a great caramelly glaze on top, something akin to sticky bun topping but without the nuts (heaven for this non-nut eater!).

If you're taking your scones to go, be sure to ask for some jam and cream to go as well. Just right for a picnic in the park!

Alice's Teacup
3 locations in the city:

Chapter 1:
102 W 73rd St
(between Amsterdam Ave & Columbus Ave)
New York, NY 10023
(212) 799-3006

Chapter II:
156 E 64th St
(between 3rd Ave & Lexington Ave)
New York, NY 10021
(212) 486-9200

Chapter III
220 E 81st St
(between 2nd & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10028-2726
(212) 734-4832


Teresa said...

Alice's ham & cheese scone is my favorite! I usually have one at the restaurant and one to go.

Cakespy said...

SHUT UP. This has to be the place I miss most in NYC. I think I actually got teary when I clicked over and saw a picture of that savory scone (I know, me! savory!). I love Alice's not only for their baked goods but for the interesting history it has too. The benedict I had never heard of though. Luckily I will be back in the city in October!!!

Abby said...

The pumpkin ones are amazing!