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Marzullo's in New Hyde Park: la dolce vita

Cream puffs are among the excellent pastries at

Cream puffs are among the excellent pastries at Marzullo's Bakery & Cafe in New Hyde Park in March 2014. Credit: Newsday / Peter M. Gianotti

There are as many reasons to visit Marzullo's Bakery & Cafe as there are sweets. Current favorite: cream puffs.

They're fragile and fabulous. The fillings include great cannoli cream, hazelnut, chocolate, tiramisu/coffee, classic pastry cream and airy whipped cream. These little beauties are $10 per pound. How many you get depends on the filling. After all, whipped cream is lighter.

I've been a fan of Marzullo's since tasting the bakery's grand St. Joseph's sfingi and zeppole. Although the Feast of  St.Joseph is over, these pastries are still made. They're a very well-spent $2.75 each.

Marzullo's Bakery & Cafe, 1586 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park; 516-352-2859.

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