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Pleasant House Peeps Are Sweet and Simple

By Casey Cora | March 28, 2013 2:55pm

BRIDGEPORT — The ingredients inside the peeps at Pleasant House Bakery are simple: gelatin, sugar and, depending on the whim of pastry chef Chelsea Jackson, rose water or orange blossom water.

“No real secrets or surprises,” said Jackson, co-owner of the popular Bridgeport restaurant, 964 W. 31st St.

The original Peeps "are not the type of thing I’d normally buy. … It’s sort of a sugar overload and not in a good way," she said.

So, for the second consecutive year, she's made her own. The seasonal treats retail for $1.50 each. They’re in limited supply at the counter but can be ordered in advance with 24-hours notice.

Also on offer at Pleasant House is a special lamb pie ($7.95), which includes rich stew of braised lamb, claret red wine, sweet carrots, peas and mint, all swimming inside a flaky pie crust.

Lamb will also be the featured meat at the Pleasant House Sunday carvery, a weekly event featuring a roasted meat served with farm-fresh sides.

The peeps and lamb specials are available through Sunday, or until they're all gone.