If Paris Baguette were an American company, I could finally be less cantankerous about the 99 % crummy over-sweetening bakeries we have in the U.S. And maybe I'm speaking too soon; after all, I only sampled three items there today.
Boy there were a lot of items! After carefully reading the ingredient labels, I got a Coffee Cronut, an Orange Pistachio pastry, and a Cinnamon Syrup Flat (pan) cake. The Coffee Cronut really did amaze me; filled w/ a rum coffee cream ; crunchy outside, silky creamy inside, just on the edge of being 'over the top' yet not. holy cow!!
With the 2nd item, the orange pistachio filling really tasted like those things! but the croissant- like pastry was not wonderful airy/crispy/layered like an excellent croissant. (but maybe that's why they don't call it a croissant.)
The cinnamon syrup flat cake hooked me because it is made w/ a combo of wheat flour and glutinous rice flour- and I love the chewiness the latter brings to it, plus it was griddled, so it had a crispy outside skin. I did like the thin layer of filling but I really couldn't tell what flavor it was!
Has anyone tried the green tea cheesecake (it looked like it didn't have much green tea in it?) or the Strawberries and Cream croissant, or the mocha bread w/ filling, or the tiramisu w/ coffee, near the check out (not the no-coffee one further towards the store )? What are your favs?
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