Monday, November 21, 2011
Gratuitous Food Shots - AKA I went to the Flute Bakery this morning
It has been awhile since we have had a post filled with gratuitous food photos of something delicious I ate from The Flute bakery. But yesterday was a colleague's birthday, so instead of my usual 15-20 minute commute, this morning I did the hour long trip to come to work via The Flute. As I've mentioned before, it is stuck in an out of the way location, open odd times (8-3 weekdays) and only takes cash, but by the time I arrived at 8.30am most of the outside tables were full and supplies of popular items like chocolate crossiants were already running dangerously low.
Every time I go, the temptation to take one of everything is massive. But I was restrained and just picked up this delicious flourless chocolate terrine and a few extra macaroons for the birthday boy.
As with many of Flute's creations, you don't get a full appreciation until you cut into it. The terrine was a rich and fluffy mousse, topped with toasted hazelnuts. But inside was a hidden layer of flourless orange cake on a raspberry jelly. The flavour and texture combination was superb.
And luckily for the rest of us, while birthday boy had his own macaroon supply, the cake was decorated with a row of vanilla and orange macaroons for the rest of us to share. It certainly made Monday morning at the office a bit easier to cope with.
And lets finish with a macaroon close up.