She fretted about it.
|Sugaraholic trying the assortment|
I don't know if you've noticed yet, but Pastry Wednesday has turned into more of Pastry Monthly. It's a little harder to coordinate six people's schedules nowadays, plus a few of us are really trying to get in shape!
Because of this, I feel like the adage "absence makes the heart grow fonder" fits our situation perfectly--there is anticipation and expectation for our monthly meeting now.
Sugaraholic actually "auditioned" one other bakery, The Avenues Bakery, to see if that would be Pastry-Wednesday-worthy. It didn't make the cut. She said it was good and I agreed (she brought me a sample), but she said the cost to benefit ratio was too great.
So she chose a place we've seen once before on Pastry Wednesday, Les Madeleines, though Sugaraholic didn't get a chance to partake originally.
|A good choice, Sugaraholic!|
She brought an assortment of pastries.
|Oh, this looks so good!|
She got the kouing-aman again. Yes!
(I may or may not have highly suggested she get one if she happened to go to Les Madeleines--she, of all people, needed to try it! Lucky for us, she got a few to share.)
Look at that crusty, sugary, layered goodness--to die for! Thankfully, she loved it. I don't know if I could've been her friend anymore if she didn't. Just saying.
She also got these simple Black and White Cookies. When you get one, taste the white portion by itself. It's lemon-y! It wasn't particularly extraordinary, but it was good.
|Black and white cookies|
These are what we had last. Aren't they as cute as a button?
I called Les Madeleines to figure out the name of this next pastry, because Sugaraholic couldn't remember what they were called. I described it to the staff--looks like a cork, crusty on the outside, but egg-y on the inside. They had no idea what I was talking about. I ended up sending a phone picture of it to one of the employees there. They finally understood what I was talking about.
It's a cannele.
|Look at that crust and the bubbles!|
I am not sure how they are made, but the outside is crusty and caramelized on the edges and is chewy and egg-y on the inside, almost custard-like. Look at those bubbles! The employee at Les Madeleines mentioned that they didn't have any this month because they like to mix up their selection and try baking new things.
Les Madeleines pastries--they are reliably amazing! We will need to continue to eat our way through this bakery and all their monthly pastries they want to try out.
216 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT