There may have been times in the past, like here and here where I’ve obsessed just a bit about recipes from the book Flour based on the recipes from the bakery by that name. I’ve lived in the Boston area for 9 months and still hadn’t been to one of the Flour bakery + cafe locations until last week. I was about to take the kiddos to the Children’s Museum (which I’ve been to plenty of times) when I realized that one of the Flour locations was only a couple blocks away. Usually when I have the kids I make them walk from the train station to the museum which is only 3-4 blocks. On the way back there is always complaining so I end up carrying at least one of them. The thought of carrying them and baked goods made me reconsider my original stance on taking the double stroller on the train. So I was that annoying person who brings two kids and a double stroller on a commuter train.
We went to Flour BEFORE and AFTER the museum. It was that good people. I got a “pop tart” for the kids which I managed to inhale half of myself. YUMMY! In the end I we brought home (or ate on the way) several “pop tarts,” chocolate cupcakes with “magic” frosting, brown-butter rice crispy treats, several types of cookies and a cinnamon-sugar sprinkled brioche-cream type thing.
Basically all the hype is totally justified. I will be cooking out of this cookbook more. I will also “conveniently” be making more trips to the “museum”.