Easter (brioche) bunnies at Proof Bakery
Proof Bakery in Atwater Village is celebrating this Passover-Easter weekend with a menu of spring dishes and holiday baked goods.
Owner Na Young Ma's farmers market quiches with crème fraiche custard are always a big draw. (The last piece usually goes to someone who likes to gloat while the rest of the line suffers quietly.) They include Swiss chard, Gruyere and leek, or, if you prefer, chard, Gruyere and bacon.
But this weekend the show-stopper might be her brioche bunnies. And if those go fast, there are consolation sweets: coconut macaroons; flourless chocolate torte; and fresh fruit tart with berries and Diplomat cream.
For Passover, there's "Mazel-Toffee!" (crumbled matzo mixed with sliced almonds, butter and brown sugar topped with dark chocolate) and matzo bark (matzo sheets coated with dark chocolate, sprinkled with toasted pistachios and dried apricots).
3156 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 664-8633, www.proofbakeryla.com.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Proof Bakery