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Discovery at Porto's...I swear it tastes like a Jelly Krimpet

orythedog Apr 5, 2010 01:52 PM

I like the round, single serving rum cakes at Porto's bakery. This past weekend I saw that they offer a rectangular one with something reddish in the middle. It turns out that there is a layer of guava jam in the middle. The strange thing is, it tastes like an over size Tastycake, specifically the Jelly Krimpet. Yum!

  1. creamfinger Apr 5, 2010 09:53 PM

    I grew up on Krimpets. They were my favorite snack cake as a child. Nothing tasted quite like them. I can't wait to get to Porto's to try it. Now if you cane just find something at Porto's that tastes like Weaver Chicken Roll...

    1. n
      ns1 Apr 5, 2010 05:59 PM

      Guava rolls?

      not new.

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      1. re: ns1
        SIMIHOUND Apr 5, 2010 09:19 PM

        Guava rolls? Delicious! Cheese rolls? even better!!

        1. re: ns1
          orythedog Apr 6, 2010 12:28 PM

          rum cake with guava in the middle, rectangular in shape

          1. re: orythedog
            n
            ns1 Apr 6, 2010 07:20 PM

            oh, entirely different.

            thanks for the followup

            1. re: ns1
              orythedog Apr 7, 2010 10:08 AM

              Guava Rolls come with or without cheese and have a crusty texture.

              What I am taking about is actually a rum cake called a Borracha that has a layer of guava in the middle.

              And...your sarcasm is quite amusing.

        2. k
          kproq323 Apr 5, 2010 05:29 PM

          Oh I love tastycakes! Would have my ex buy me a box every time he came back from Philly for business. Is it called a rum cake? Just want to make sure I get the right one. Thanks.

          1. SouthBayRantsnRaves Apr 5, 2010 03:58 PM

            I'll have to check that pastry out. I love Portos. There's just so many pastries yet so little time. Aside from the pastries, I love the Opera cake!

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