Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Double Pastry Wednesday: Tullie's Pumpkin Cake and Les Madeleines' Kouing Aman

Since I've fallen behind on reporting (but not eating, of course) on our Pastry Wednesdays, I've got two for you today!

I'm not saying I'm doing two different Pastry Wednesdays today in this post--I'm saying that two of us (Adnohr and I) actually thought it was our turn, so we both brought something.

And sadly, Sugaraholic was home sick!  What terrible luck, because these were both home runs!

We did invite a couple of other people to join in--we had way too much for two people to consume!

I went to Les Madeleines because the last time I went, they were closed for remodeling.  That was a sad day. But this day was a lovely day because there were plenty of kouing aman available. They are so popular that there is a limit on how many you can purchase.  It's their way of spreading the love.

Les Madelines' kouing aman--divine!

I don't know if you can see it in this picture, that this lovely pastry is composed of layers of dough, butter, and sugar that has come together so well--crunchy, flaky goodness on the outside, and soft, gooey amazingness on the inside.  It's practically perfect in every way!

Lee actually ran to get the kouing amans for me and picked up these babies also:

Square macaroons!

We had no idea what they were.  They looked like croutons dipped in chocolate and thought that was a little weird.  When we finally cut into them, we discovered it was a super modern-looking macaroon.  The coconut was shredded so finely and the flavor so subtle that it took us a minute to realize what it was. What beautiful design!

Adnohr decided to go to Tullie again, and she told us she went in with intentions for one thing, but walked away with this medium-sized Pumpkin Cake with cream cheese frosting instead.  Apparently, she loves everything pumpkin!

The Pumpkin Cake

It was like a dense pumpkin loaf, but in cake form. It wasn't overly sugary, so the pumpkin flavor was able to shine. Then there was the cream cheese frosting--to die for!  Once again, not overly sugary and super creamy--did they change the cream cheese to confectioner's sugar ratio in favor of the cream cheese?  If so, awesome!

Look at that nice layer of cream cheese frosting!

All three of these pastries were successes in my book--now go to and test these out yourself!

Tullie Bakery
863 East 700 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

Les Madeleines
216 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I will be trying a kouing aman next time I come out. Thanks for the 411!


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