2009 Christmas baked goods – the final countdown
For me this year is all about the Buche de Noel at La Bedaine.
Here’s a list I put together last year of Holiday baked goods I’ve tried over the years
SF Bay Area - Christmas baked goods
What have people tried and liked this year?
Other 2009 Holiday ideas
Holiday Treats from Thorough Bread & Pastry or Tartine
Berkeley: La Bedaine - Fabulous classic Buche de Noel and croquembouche $12 ... twelve dollars
Oakland; Great Harvest Bread Co - Christmas Swedish Orange Rye (limpa) and other holiday baked goods
Santa Rosa: Michelle Marie's Patisserie - Pumpkin hot chocolate and eggnog latte with real eggnog
The Guatamalan bakery on 23rd in Richmond makes a Christmas torta once a year. This is a large round sweet bread sprinkled with sesame seeds. There are raisins inside and the crust is hard ... sort of like a muffin can have a hard top.
I bought the bread hot out of the oven. It was delicious both hot and cold. It was significantly more expensive this year. Last year $10, this year $15.
It is similar to the bread in this picture, but the one I bought was prettier.
Stopped by Semi-freddi for bread and they had samples of a ginger tea cake. They do a good job with these sweet loafs. The pumpkin was good at Thanksgiving. They are moist and full of the promised flavor
A couple weeks ago I stopped by Delanghe for the first time in ages. There was a loaf of fruitcake in the case that was for sale by the slice. From the cut end, I could see that it was heavily loaded with goodies so I tried one. Really good, and I'm not much of a fruitcake fan. Buttery, dense cake, lots of candied and dried fruit. I don't recall the price, probably somewhere between $1.75 and $2.50 a slice. I meant to go back today to get another before leaving town but ran out of time.
1890 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA
This is the one offering I look forward to every December - Lemon Meyer iced Stollen.
Sweet, bread like and relatively plain. I usually buy the long braid or the individual sized ones are perfect for Christmas morning. $12. for the long and $2. each for the small rounds. At Thanksgiving the pumpkin cheesecake and applecranberry pies were a hit. $15. I think...
2708 Russell St, Berkeley, CA 94705
Thanks. That stollen sounds good. I've got dessert but I haven't found something I want for a sweet bread yet.
Stopped by Citizen Cake today in SF. The eggnog cheesecake is really really good. Excellent eggnog flavor with a gingerbread crust. They also has chocolate peppermint cupcakes, but I didn't try. They had some pretty Crhistmas cookies.
Excellent hot cocoa
Here's the other Christmas items ... better last minute than never
Egg Nog Cheesecake
Ginger Spiced Pear Bûche de Noël
Gianduja Bûche de Noël
Chocolate Citrus‐Nougat Bûche de Noël
Cranberry‐Raspberry Linzer Tart
Assorted Holiday Cupcakes
Gingerbread Janes & Joes In classic bikini attire
Elizabeth's Steusel Toppings for Pies, Ice Cream or Out of the Bowl! (12 oz. bag
)Cheddar (really good with baked apples)
Salted Cocoa Nib (think mint ice cream and chocolate sauce)
Spiced Gingersnap (serve with vanilla ice cream and poached pears)
Parker House Rolls ~ back by popular demand!
Seans Gingerbread Houses, Trees + Ornaments!
House (4 days notice)
Tree (4 days notice)