Best Mini Linzer Tarts (2008)
SWEET MELISSA has become a neighborhood favorite, purveying treats to the sweet tooth of Cobble Hill. The bread pudding made with brioche is legendary, the scones make tea time sublime, but I'm most fond of the mini linzer tarts that I can snack on without feeling that I've been truly wicked. Each one is a mere mouthful of hazelnut-mined dough filled with raspberry jam that captures the granular sweet-tartness of the fruit. One is a small sin, two are forgivable; after three, they're an addiction.