Editor’s note: Rose & Mary Bakery closed May 30, 2021, after three years in business.
Whether you prefer sweet croissants (chocolate coconut) or savory ones (tomato with goat cheese and balsamic glaze), your taste buds are in for a treat at Rose & Mary Bakery. Making these magical treats is a labor of love for Chase Maus, head baker and co-owner. It’s a three-day process involving ample rest time, mechanical leavening, and folding lots of butter into the yeast dough to create layers for that flaky, golden-brown exterior and perfectly airy interior. His favorite croissants are the twice-baked varieties, which involve baking a plain croissant and cutting it in half, filling it with toppings, and baking it again. Sink your teeth into a peanut butter and banana twice-baked croissant topped with dulce de leche and sea salt, and we think you’ll approve of his methods.
Rose & Mary Bakery, 39 W. Pike St., Covington