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Where to find the best Rum Baba in the city?

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Where to find the best Rum Baba in the city?

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Olav23 | | Jul 22, 2007 10:49 PM

Hi all. I grew up on Rum Baba. My grandfather would often have a big jar of these sickeningly sweet balls submerged in that syrupy goodness. He was a food importer and had access to all sorts of quality stuff. I've tried a few, some in Carroll Gardens at italian bakeries, and the same in the city, but so far have had no luck finding one that has a taste I remember from my youth.

Anyone know where I can find a really great Rum Baba in the city? My grandfather was Austrian, but I think it might be a french/italian dessert. I have great memories of getting loaded off those suckers. These were the real deal, doused in rum, not some rum "essence" sugar syrup. And they were simply a cakey pastry ball, not filled with cream or anything.

Thanks!!

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