Monday, April 18, 2011
I Had a Lot of Little Richard in My Belly
After having a little Gob Dol Bi Bim Bap at Kinnaree on Lark St. (Albany, do I need to specify? I never now if any outlanders are reading...) I decided to swing by Crisan Bakery for some pastry with my fair little 'un. Mademoiselle Dave had an engagement so Giblet and I had a daddy/daughter luncheon with friends.
At Crisan, I hurriedly pointed at a few things sort of haphazardly (young Giblet was at the end of her behavior rope) and ended up with the above assortment. Everything was good, but I have to single out those too little chocolaty looking bastards on the left of the picture. Here is a close up.
These were called "Little Richards" I believe, and were layers of walnut merengue with chocolate and vanilla butter cream. These were hands down the finest sweet morsels that have found their way into my gullet in quite some time. I ate both of them standing in my kitchen in about 4 minutes. I loved the texture as the "walnut merengue" almost reminded me of torrone (one of my favorite things in the world).
Anyhow, if you haven't been to Crisan you are missing out, I ain't blowing smoke, they put out some good stuff.