Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Butter Horn & Bear Claw - The Patisserie

Okay, by now, you've probably figured I have an addiction to bread things.  As well as cookies.  Cookies or bread, cookies or bread....Hmm....I think it depends on the time of day and my mood.  Luckily, both go well with coffee. Nom nom nom.

I should have eaten my Cheerios with vanilla soy milk, but hey, this looked way better, what do you think? ;)

It's called a butter horn and it's all buttery sweet goodness.  I suppose I should have cut it open to show you the inside, but I scarfed it in seconds along with my coffee.  Now this puppy is about 6 inches big so it's not a delicate little pastry, but it is light and fluffy.  I taste the butter, cinnamon and those crunchy little blobs which are probably sugar and butter!

Being the pig that I am (eyes are bigger than the stomach....), I did get another pastry:

This is a bear claw, see the little claws at the top of the picture?  They flute the pastry so it looks like that.  Sliced almonds decorate the pastry and inside is an almond paste (not quite marzipan, but definitely not almond butter). I like it, but today, it was just not as yummy as the butter horn.  I must have needed my daily dose of saturated fat.  And yes, I should have cut them in half and only eaten half of each, but I really enjoy these tummyaches afterwards ;)  Hot coffee with Splenda and cream usually helps moments like these (I think it gets the fat moving towards my hips).

Friday, October 8, 2010

Spanish Rolls

Okay, here in Hawaii, as it is a gigantic melting pot of different cultures, we have this "thing" where we take something and change it or call it something different.  I'm not sure if I should call it "bastardization" because it's really not, it's just what we do here, you know, dakine.  It took me all day with my Facebook friends' help (and some not so helpful) to figure out what this is called (thank you, Dy and your orb fetish! xox).  I suppose it's a fault of mine as well, I never got the name of it, but I can tell you that I've eaten it before and it's delicious and where to get it.  If it's good, and it's not organs or slimy or funky smelling, I'll eat it.

I bought this from the Tuesday Fort Street Mall Farmers' Market after visiting with the family and on my way to my chiropractor appointment.  I know it's some filipino thing because I got it from the filipino lady.  It was next to the pan de sal, ensemadas, bibinka, calamungai...You get the picture.  This bag wasn't labeled, but I knew it was that yummy sweet bread with the buttery crunchy bottom.  Yup, sure was.  It reminds me of the pan de sal bread because it's got the bread crumbs, but the dough is obviously slathered with butter and sugar and rolled up into it's fluffly deliciousness.  The bottom is slightly crispy due to the caramelization of the sugar.  There were six of these puppies in the bag for $2.25, and I ate them all.  And I'm going back for more next Tuesday.  If I don't get the Hong Kong buns instead (that's another post....)