A variation on bakery pan challah, aka section challah. (Photo: Darren Coleman)
Six-braid Hungarian pan barches, right from the oven, in a Brooklyn bakery. Note the dough boxes.
Black rye bread: Once common in America's Jewish bakeries, now all but extinct. (Photo: Allan Whitaker)
The rye triumvirate: raisin pumpernickel, deli rye and marble rye, which recalls the custom
of putting a layer of lighter-colored dough on black bread so it wouldn't look so "rustic.". (Photo: Sylvia Ginsberg)
No Sunday was complete without chewy, dense New York water bagels
In New York, a "seeded roll," in Boston a "bulkie," everywhere else, a Kaiser roll. (Photo: Sylvia Ginsberg)
The Italians have their focaccia, the Jews their onion and poppyseed pletsl.
Poppy horns, salt sticks' milder, gentler sibling. (Photo: Patricia Nelson)
A victim of the Holocaust in Poland, bialys never caught on outside of New York.
Blitz puff pastry turnovers and open pockets ready to be filled with jam. Note the light, golden crust.
Rich, sweet and crunchy, elephant ears are pure pleasure. (Photo: Sarah Riechers-Krippner)
Almond rolls, a Sunday treat, perfect with coffee or tea. (Photo: Patricia Nelson)
Friday night Shabbes dinner often ended with tea and apple cake. (Photo: David Snyder)
Sweet, crunchy, rich, French cookies just melt in your mouth. (Photo: Sylvia Ginsberg)
You could buy jelly roll whole, half or by the slice.
Nothing is more emblematic of New York's Jewish bakeries than cheese cake, and if
it happens to have strawberries on top, so much the better. (Photo: Allan Whitaker)
The heavy perfume of baking pastries and a case full of cookies was almost impossible to resist.
Also called Florentines, these rich, sweet lace cookies were always the first to go at any dessert table.
Sweet, sticky, crunchy, tayglech were a Rosh Hashanah specialty that symbolized
the wish for "a zissen yor" (a sweet year.) (Photo: Allan Whitaker)
Rich, sweet sandwich cookies with apricot jam and chocolate - what could be bad? (Photo: Kendra Wise)
Technically not a cookie but a "drop cake," black and white cookies were every Jewish kid's
delight. (Photo: Sylvia Ginsberg)