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Forest Hills Bakery Adds Milk Bread Snacks to Its Menu of Sweets

 Milk bread with green tea chiffon cake with blueberry preserves at Silk Cakes in Forest Hills.
Milk bread with green tea chiffon cake with blueberry preserves at Silk Cakes in Forest Hills.
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QUEENS — A Forest Hills bakery, known for its elaborate wedding cakes, has recently introduced milk bread — fluffy snacks made with dough that contains milk — to its menu.

Silk Cakes, which opened its take out location on Metropolitan Avenue in January, and serves cupcakes and individual slices of cake to go, decided to expand its offerings with the snacks, which consist of milk bread, chiffon cake and some type of filing, the owner said.

"I wanted to come up with a bakery item that combines different textures and flavors all in one bite,” said Judy Lai, the owner of Silk Cakes and former cake chef at the International Culinary Center in Manhattan. “My milk breads with the chiffon cake and filling inside is that perfect combination.”

Milk bread, made of a very light and fluffy dough that contains milk, are a popular item in Asian bakeries, but are hard to find elsewhere, the bakery said.

Lai came up with three different flavors, including vanilla chiffon cake with brown sugar cinnamon, green tea chiffon cake with blueberry preserves and banana chiffon cake with black sesame.

Each muffin-sized milk bread costs $3.50.

But this coming Saturday, patrons will get a chance to taste free samples, paired with seasonal coffees from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, including coffees from Burundi and Guatemala.

Silk Cakes opened its first, appointment-only bakery on the Lower East Side in 2006.

Lai, whose parents came to New York from Hong Kong, uses a number of Asian ingredients, including green tea, black sesame and Japanese lemon.

The pairing event will take place on May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bakery is located at 98-14 Metropolitan Ave.