Brooklyn’s Got Serious Cake!

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I stop at Settepani Bakery in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn as often as I can, and it’s always a treat when I run into the owner, my friend Nino! Nino is a great guy with a bright and beautiful family, who gets joy from talking and engaging his customers personally. Here’s a little something I learned about Nino’s story that I am excited to share. And there’s even a tasty treat at the end!!!

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How Nino got baking in Brooklyn!

At the age of 13, Settepani owner “Nino,” migrated with the last of his family from Italy, and settled into east Williamsburg, Brooklyn where he spent his teen years growing up a city kid. Nino grew up a kind, bright, and decisive young man and people new it. At 21, while studying computer science at NYU Nino was given a rare opportunity to purchase the old Bruno’s Bakery on LaGuardia Place in the Village, and he wasted no time opening the first Settepani Bakery.

After 10 yrs in the Village Nino purchased a warehouse building and decided to bring his business home to his old neighborhood in East Williamsburg. Now you can find him in his shop most mornings ensuring great quality, and customer service.

Nino comes from a family of foodies, farmers and bakers, and with high quality foodie clientele from Tribeca to the West Village, came high quality breads, cakes and pastries.

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Now Settepani Bakery, with all it’s culinary prowess, has been at 602 Lorimer Street for more than two decades, making it a staple in a community that is ever-changing. The longevity bestowed upon Settepani Bakery is not solely attributed to the delicious and delightful pastries made fresh at the spot every morning, it is also partly due to Nino’s friendly smile and genuine desire to get to know you when you visit. Nino’s warm spirit makes you feel as though you’re old friends, and you keep coming back until you are!

Settepani Bakery, a mere block from the subway, and few blocks from the BQE. Come in and you’ll find our delicious assortment of pastries and breads, and a friendly face to help.

Compliments of Nino… here’s a fun Settepani cookie recipe for you!

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AMARETTO Cookies

You’ll need:

2.5 lbs. Of Almond Paste

1 lbs. Powdered Sugar

¾ lbs. Granulated Sugar

Step 1: Mix Almond Paste with sugar and slowly add egg whites,

Stop when it reaches a soft and smooth consistency.

Step 2. Take a piping bag


Place the mix inside the piping bag
Cut the tip out on the piping bag so that mixer can came out. Squeeze

the mixture from the piping bag making small round ball about 2 inch

in diameter and Squeeze them into a tray with parchment paper

Step 3. Cook at 380F for 10-12 minutes

Step 4. When cooled sift powdered sugar on top and enjoy!!

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