Showing posts with label Bakery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bakery. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sweet and Savory Kolaches at Hruska's Kolaches

Strawberry kolache at Hruska's Kolaches in Provo, Utah
Strawberry kolache at Hruska's Kolaches in Provo, Utah
I'm getting closer to my home in California, but still looking for unique and tasty things to eat. Which I absolutely found this morning at Hruska's Kolaches in Provo, Utah.



So what's a kolache? Wikipedia says "a kolach is a type of pastry that holds a dollop of fruit rimmed by a puffy pillow of supple dough." But at Hruska's bakery, they take it beyond a sweet danish and turn it into a breakfast meal, with many meat and cheese combinations to choose from. Their menu changes daily.


The dough is wonderful. It's fresh, soft, and airy. It has a buttery flavor that reminds me of the butteriness of a croissant, without any of the greasiness. Unlike a croissant, kolach dough chewy and moist. Sort of a cross between a fresh baguette and a croissant, but definitely with it's own unique taste. And they hold up well throughout the day -- I kept one for a late night snack, and it was still fresh and chewy.

Lots of strawberry filling
Bacon, cheese, and jalapeno kolach at Hruska's Kolaches
TIP: Get there early! Hrusha's closes when they sell out, and there was already a line at 7:30 on a weekday when I was there.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Biscotti at Formica Bros. Bakery

Iced cranberry biscotti at Formica Bros. Bakery in Atlantic City
Iced cranberry biscotti at Formica Bros. Bakery in Atlantic City
I found out about Formica Bros. Bakery in Atlantic City when I heard they bake the bread for the incredible sub sandwiches across the street at White House Sub Shop. They bake the bread loaves and deliver them several times a day by shopping cart.

Since I had already eaten their bread on my sub (and it's wonderful bread), I tried several of the biscotti. Freshly-baked biscotti taste so much better than old, stale, store-bought ones. These are full of flavor and are not rock hard.

Cinnamon biscotti
Fruit and nut bar. Chewy, fresh, and delicious.
The smell of fresh bread fills the bakery. Most of it ends up at White House Sub Shop across the street.

Formica Bros. Bakery is featured in this excellent foodie book --




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