Nostalgic For Your Bubbe’s Recipe? Try this Cranberry Pear Tea Cake

Nostalgic For Your Bubbe’s Recipe? Try this Cranberry Pear Tea Cake

It’s all about love, comfort, joy and a celebration of family traditions at With Love From the Cupboard, a Westport, Connecticut based boutique-styled artisanal bakery full of delectable, heartwarming desserts.

When she was a little girl, Chef and owner of With Love From the Cupboard, Nicole Peranick spent her afternoons and weekends happily baking with her grandmother. She would often tip toe downstairs, as her parents were still sleeping, so she could surprise them with warm pancakes and baked treats she loved to whip up. Her passion for creating gratifying culinary treasures exudes from her baked goods, and she has her grandmother to thank. The treats of With Love From the Cupboard cleverly blend a sense of tradition with a sophisticated, modern touch.

French Macarons

Nicole relocated to Connecticut from New Jersey with her husband in 2012 (lucky for us!) and has since been satisfying the sophisticated palates of Fairfield County with her unique sweet menu.

Her most popular item is the Gluten Free Macaron, a light yet indulgent Parisian style pastry with decadent fillings inspired by her Italian heritage. My favorites are the Tiramisu Macaron (chocolate shells with an espresso mascarpone buttercream filling) and the Spumoni Macaron (cherry chocolate shells with a pistachio cream and maraschino cherry filling).  These mouthwatering, distinctive flavor combinations are perfetto! The dairy-free fresh fruit jellies are made with seasonal produce and change with the season (flavors include white peach, passion fruit, and blood orange). She recommends munching on these for a sweet snack or using them as a fun garnish in a cocktail.

Chocolate Custard Profiteroles

For those nostalgic for their Nonna‘s baked treats, Nicole would love to work with you to recreate your favorite family recipe. Maybe you are dreaming of that fragrant apple pie you had as a kid, but you haven’t found the perfect gluten free recipe that brings you back to those great flavors.

Having trouble finding non-dairy desserts that taste like your Bubbe’s?

No problem. Nicole relishes the challenge of making adjustments as needed based on dietary and/or allergen restrictions (check out the fantastic Gluten and Dairy Free Cranberry Pear Almond Tea Cake recipe she gave us below!).


You can find Chef Nicole twice a month at the Westport Farmer’s Market or every Tuesday at New Canaan’s Farmer’s Market. She makes an effort to support local farmers and  uses locally sourced ingredients when possible, like the produce used in her jams, the maple syrup, and the eggs, which are from The Farmer’s Cow.

Find her in these CT. stores.

In addition to the standard “sweet treasures” she offers regularly (sweet breads, cupcakes, macrons, cookies), Nicole is able to accommodate custom catering orders (dairy free, gluten free, anything!) and is even willing to hand deliver throughout Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

With Love from the Cupboard

971 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880

Visits are by appointment only at this time. Contact Nicole here.


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