Husband and wife pastry chefs Vera and TJ Obias have earned their baking chops at acclaimed restaurants such as The Russian Tea Room and Dovetail (her) and Cafe Gray and Gordan Ramsay (him). This past spring, they opened their own bakery in Park Slope called Du Jour.
Despite the French name, they make plenty of American treats including Monkey bread and cupcakes (no bakery can afford not to have cupcakes, no?)...
... and beautiful muffins, including banana walnut, carrot zucchini and blueberry pecan.
It was a blueberry muffin kind of morning, and it was a knock-out specimen.
Moist, not crumbly. Generously sized, but not obscene.
And sweet-tart from plenty of berries.
Du Jour Bakery
365 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn