Dessert is the perfect complement to any meal, second only to hiding love notes in leftover mashed potatoes or French-kissing the chef. Praise meals with sweet somethings with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sweets, desserts, and bakery items at Il Sogno Dolce in Middlesex.
The quaint bakery of Il Sogno Dolce caters to sweet teeth with brownies, cookies, cakes, biscotti, and other treats crafted on site. Each dessert is made in small batches to capture a homemade taste without setting bear traps under welcome mats. Cake pops ($8 for six) combine the decadence of cake with the convenience of a lollipop and are available in combinations such as carrot cake and cream-cheese frosting, german chocolate cake and chocolate frosting, and yellow cake with lemon frosting. Crunch into house-made cranberry and white chocolate biscotti ($6.99/bag), or softly sink chompers into Earl Grey fudge ($8.99/half lb.), which was infused with the namesake leaves after cracked eggs revolted against oppressive electric mixers by dumping tea bags into batter.
To cater to health-minded palates, Il Sogno Dolce offers goods made with whole-wheat flour or honey substitutes, including the hearty whole-wheat loaf ($2.50). The tastefully portable Pie in a Jar ($5) packs an individual serving of flavors such as apple, pumpkin, and blueberry into a tiny jar delightfully absent of lightning bugs and Masons.
619 Bound Brook Rd.
Middlesex, New Jersey 08846Get Directions