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The Biscuit finally scores in my book with banana-brioche bread pudding.

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bella_sarda Oct 21, 2009 12:07 PM

I've dissed their pastries for a long time: scones like bricks, rubbery croissants, etc., but I've hung in there for their fine espresso and good vibes. The other day I couldn't resist the banana-brioche bread pudding, which I'd seen many times but resisted, thinking, it can't be as good as it looks. But it was, possibly, even better than it looked. Not perfect (the interior was a bit dry in spots), but scrumptious nonetheless: not too heavy, with yummy, soft, caramelized banana on the top that morphed into a crisp, fully caramelized crust around the outer edge. Really quite unusual for bread pudding.

Anyone else a fan, and have you ever seen a bread pudding recipe that yields similar results (esp the caramelized crust)? It's a deal, too, at $3 for a gargantuan wedge. Any other gems lurking amid the general dross of their pastry collection?

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    bear Oct 21, 2009 12:09 PM

    Not pastry, but I like the roasted beet, barley and feta salad.

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      MissCheese Oct 21, 2009 12:17 PM

      Oh yes, you picked well with the banana-briche bread pudding! It is *very* good, isn't it. And one wedge is big enough for 2 people to share. I am also a fan of their cinnamon twist pastry, and last week I tried a plum danish that was quite good.

      1. chickendhansak Oct 21, 2009 12:54 PM

        I like the vegan chocolate muffin. If I was a vegan, I'd be genuflecting at The Biscuit's door in thanks for this item's existence. As it is, I still like it.

        I am not a big eater of frittata but a friend was given a bag full of frittata leftovers when he bought a coffee there at the end of the night, and he gave it to us. It was incredibly good. Cheese and potato I think.

        1. Bob Dobalina Oct 21, 2009 01:56 PM

          I think their savory scones are dreamy.

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