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Berkeley - Crixa - Pogacsa today only - perfect biscuits, that is

rworange | Nov 1, 200503:10 PM    

If these aren't the Bay Area's best biscuits, I don't know what is. I never did try those Meetinghouse biscuits, but these are really something.

Crixa usually makes these only by special order, but they made a batch last week - I got there too late - 11 am - they were sold out.

They made more today and these are wonderful, and they look pretty too. Buttery, tender, light, yeasty, with a soft crunch on the outside.

If you are ever looking for biscuits , I'd highly recommend these.

If you miss out on the buiscuits, today they also have Fatima's Thighs which CC Times writer John Birdsdale described as "Voluptuous rolls of flaky pastry containing a fractured skeleton of crunchy slivered almonds and currants, fragrant with rose and orange flower waters."

I've been frequenting Crixa lately and they really make some addictive, light, and different baked goods.

Also available today is the bulochki, a light as air yeasty bun dusted with powdered suger. Similar to the saffron current bun which for some reason I didn't like the saffron flavor.

And if you ever see their rigo janski, I highly recommend that too. Crixa describes it as "Chocolate glazed chocolate sponge cake with chocolate cream"

Well that 'glaze' is about a 1/4 inch layer of dense chocolate, better than some bars I've had, that sits on top of two inches of a light, mousse-like butter cream on top of a 1/2 inch of light chocolate sponge cake. Whenever I need my butter cream fix, this will do very nicely.

Link: http://www.crixa.net/archives/buns_an...

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