The pleasures of Anne Lee’s elegant muffins are usually not solely of their style, but additionally of their light texture. Lee just lately opened Brit Bakery in Cambridge in a low brick constructing set again on Concord Street. She bakes stunning particular-event muffins swathed in buttercream. Using natural and pure elements, Lee additionally seems breakfast pastries and desserts that aren’t overly sugary. Berries improve sweetness. With the assistance of pastry chef Rachel Han, who beforehand baked at Top Of The Hub restaurant in Boston, the two fill the showcase with blueberry lemon, orange cranberry, and chive cheddar scones ($1.85 to $2.15), and wealthy chocolate chip, cranberry pecan, and oatmeal raisin cookies (90 cents). Petite muffins ($2.75 to $2.95) are supplied, together with one named Soft Angel, a spongy vanilla cake with custardy vanilla cream inside.
A mini nut tart is jam-full of a mixture of pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and almonds, which can linger behind your thoughts when you style it ($3). A mix of Parmesan, mascarpone, and cream cheese fills one other ($2.75). Lee first began a baking enterprise by promoting her muffins for catered occasions and pop-ups. When the storefront grew to become out there, as soon as occupied by Violette Bakers, she leaped. She renovated the house that’s now vibrant and sunny with white heat partitions and a hardwood flooring. There are just a few stools for sitting and sipping a coffee together with your pastry. Self-taught, Lee by no means got down to grow to be a baker, however, got here to Boston from South Korea 20 years in the past to review worldwide relations at Boston University. “We’re so glad once we bake,” says Lee, and coined the corporate motto, “Happy Bakers Smile Makers.”
For Easter, the bakery affords festive muffins ($27 for 6-inch desserts) and cupcakes ($3.50 every) dressed up with pastel chocolate eggs. A vanilla sponge is layered with lemon buttercream; one other layered with vanilla buttercream is embellished in a chocolate buttercream basket weave — all beautiful desserts to take pleasure in earlier than the hunt for eggs.