I joined friends for restaurant week dinner on Tuesday at Barbuzzo. The entire meal was great, but the dessert in particular really left a lasting impression.
The salted caramel budino was just fantastic. It’s layered from the bottom up with crumbled chocolate cookie, custard, salted caramel, and whipped cream. You know when you have something so good that each spoonful takes you to another place? Well, this is something that did it for me. Hands down, this is one of the best desserts I’ve ever had.
Get out to Barbuzzo now and try it, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
ps. They sell 6-packs now that I’m really tempted to order. Eating Barbuzzo’s budino while watching TV on the couch sounds like a pretty damn good idea…
Tagged: barbuzzo, dessert, philly
110 S 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
After lots of hype from NYC friends and other fellow foodies I had to give Crumbs a try. I swung by their Midtown location on Broadway and got 4 different varieties…
(listed clockwise from top)
Madison Avenue: vanilla cake, chocolate ganache, raspberry preserves, almonds
Cookie Dough: vanilla cake, cream cheese frosting w/ choco chip cookie pieces
Peanut Butter Cup: chocolate cake, pb cream cheese frosting, pb cup topping, crushed peanuts, chocolate chips
Red Velvet: red velvet cake, cream cheese frosting, red velvet crumbs, white sprinkles
Favorite was the red velvet…I’m a sucker for red velvet and cream cheese frosting.
Crumbs Bake Shop
Tagged: bakery, cupcakes, dessert, manhattan, nyc
New York, NY 10019
Came across this recipe on Serious Eats
the other day and I instantly felt the urge to give it a shot. I unfortunately realized I didn’t have any red food coloring in mid-prep already…
Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcakes
adapted from Cakespy‘s recipe.
-2 c all purpose flour
-5 tbsp sugar, divided
-1 tbsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-2 tbsp cocoa
-5 tbsp butter, cold & cut as close to brunoise as possible
-red food coloring (optional)
-1 c milk
-2 c strawberries, sliced about 1/8″-1/4″ thick
-1 tbsp, orange juice
-1 c heavy cream
-1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 425°.
Take chilled heavy cream and place in large bowl. Whisk until soft peaks form. Add 2 tbsp sugar and vanilla extract. Whisk a bit more then set whipped cream aside in fridge.
Combine flour, 2 tbsp sugar, baking powder, cocoa, and salt in large bowl. Mix in butter until mixture looks crumbly. Slowly stir in milk and form a soft dough. Add food coloring, if using, and mix until well incorporated.
Place dough into eight even “heaps” on a lightly greased baking sheet. Place in oven for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. When finished, place on cooling rack.
In another bowl, combine orange juice, sugar, and strawberries. Toss to coat.
Split shortcakes. Place whipped cream and strawberries on bottom halves. Top and enjoy!
Tagged: baking, cooking, dessert, strawberries