- Whole Wheat Oat and Raisin Sourdough
- Herb and Cheese Croissant (x2)
- Butter Croissant (x2)
- Vegan Lemon Cookie
- Seasonal Fruit Danish - Apple Cinnamon
The questioned posed had me stumped at first, for de la terre's website had not announced any particular ethnic correlation. The St. Catharines-based bakery was known for sourdough specialties, without a particular association to regional pastries.
"It's not a French or European bakery." I responded, "Likely just Canadian?"
The sampling of their croissants then justified my hypothesis.
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Tonka Bean and Dark Rum Cannelé: Extremely aromatic, essentially a taste of heaven in every bite. The French delicacy boasted a crunchy crust - even after a night of residing enclosed in a paper box - and a prominent presence of rum; the centre was custard and plush, while the body spingy and porous. It was unthinkable to find three vastly varying textures encased within a single specimen.
Milk Chocolate Strawberry Sablé: Possibly my least favourite of the trio, given the minimal fondness towards strawberry to start. The slickness of the milk chocolate was also found to overwhelm the fruity undertones.
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Sablé: Easily the most enjoyable of the sablé cookies, this version paired a gentle snap with smooth dark chocolate, allowing the raspberry flavours to shine.
Assortment of Mini Chocolate Hearts: As one would expect of tempered chocolate; though not necessarily anything noteworthy, the teeny hearts were cute finishing touches to the box.
Lucky Golden Chocolate Ox: Adorable and appropriate for the approaching year of the ox, with the lovely addition of edible gold.
Crispy Sesame Coins: Equally as heavy on the palate as the Palmiers, with greasiness seemingly owed to oil or a butter-oil blend as opposed to strictly butter. Nutty sesame seeds are always delicious.
Dark Chocolate Dipped Candied Red Pomelo Peel: Zesty in aroma, however excessively sweet; could not will myself to ingest.
1) Braised Beef Brisket, wherein daikon was substituted for carrots.
Circumstances seemingly repeat themselves week after week: The root vegetable was on sale, and had been slowly disintegrating in the fridge as I slaved away at duties later proven entirely unnecessary.