Usually the Jersey shore is known for its' homemade candy treats. However some good bakeries are popping up, offering sweet treats that's the case with The Flaky Tart Bakery in the Atlantic Highlands.It's not just fudge and chocolate anymore but fudge cakes and chocolate cookies..
The Flaky Tart is located in the Atlantic Highlands one of the first towns on the Atlantic(actually the town is behind the Sandy Hook peninsula where the Raritan Bay meets the Nevasink River). It's one of those places that offers both savory and sweet treats. The chef,Marie Jackson was actually an accountant first but later studied at the James Beard school. She has everything from ham and Gruyere croissants to coconut meringues topped with chocolate ganache.There are also breakfast frittatas and roasted coffee sent in from nearby Leonardo. The Flaky Tart also offers scones and muffins, each tender and moist, Their croissants and pain chocolat are even better than what Parisian bakeries offer and have huge fan followings.
I became familiar with The Flaky Tart's goods at a recent charity event I attended at the Jersey shore. After stuffing myself with the most amazing hors d'ouevres and seafood.I wondered if I even had room for dessert. Upon seeing their cupcakes I rethought my decision.The Flaky Tart's red velvet cupcake was one of the best.It was so incredibly tender with the right amount of buttery icing. There were also chocolate and vanilla cupcakes too . However the plate sized chocolate chip cookies which were also favors were the best. Again they were buttery , crunchy and chewy with decadent dark chocolate chips laced through them. I plan on visiting the bakery to try their other sweets as well.
The Jersey shore isn't only known for it's homemade chococlates and fudge.There are some good bakeries ,like the Flaky Tart that offer sweet treats. They're the perfect spot for a sweet after a day at the beach.,