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Anywhere to get a REAL Rum Baba anywhere?

CapeCodGuy Dec 15, 2012 02:50 PM

The Tortuga Rum Cake thread got me thinking....I'm tired of crappy fake rum flavorings with a dash of sodium benzoate for good measure. I want an Italian rum dessert with REAL rum. Even an anise cookie made with real Anisette would suffice! Anywhere to go to get this now that my dear old Nonna has passed?

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  1. Infomaniac RE: CapeCodGuy Dec 15, 2012 04:46 PM

    Mike's Pastry....hehehe

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      CapeCodGuy RE: Infomaniac Dec 15, 2012 06:14 PM

      lol.. I wish.....in 1965 maybe.

      ... extra sodium benzoate please....erp...derp.

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      phatchris RE: CapeCodGuy Dec 15, 2012 07:28 PM

      Maybe Elm St bakery in Everett?

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        skshrews RE: CapeCodGuy Dec 15, 2012 08:34 PM

        PB Boulangerie , Wellfleet, Cape Cod
        Very nice
        Otherwise, France

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          CapeCodGuy RE: skshrews Dec 16, 2012 07:11 AM

          That's a great thought! Maybe I'll even try their new Falmouth store (closer to me) as I'll be in town there Monday anyway. I'll report back on the So. NE board if they have them. Thanks!

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            jwexler99 RE: skshrews Dec 21, 2012 01:37 PM

            Yes, I second PB Boulangerie. Their Baba au Rhum is very French, i.e. delicate brioche soaked in real rum syrup. Delicious!

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              CapeCodGuy RE: jwexler99 Dec 21, 2012 03:27 PM

              I actually went to Maison Villatt Boulangerie in Falmouth. It's a newly opened bakery in Falmouth center owned by Boris, the former head baker at PB Boulangerie. The selection was even broader than that in Welfleet and the products are incredible. And yes, I got my real Baba au Rhum. It's not the same as the typical Italian/American pastry concoction which has a rum soaked pastry filled with a rum flavored custard, but it was exquisite in it's own right.

              Thanks to all for their suggestions.

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            lc02139 RE: CapeCodGuy Dec 16, 2012 07:37 AM

            How abut Antonies pastry shop in Newton?
            317 Watertown St
            Newton, MA 02458
            (617) 527-6747

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              treb RE: CapeCodGuy Dec 16, 2012 07:44 AM

              If you wish to take a trek to Lawrence or Methuen, both Tripoli's and Piro's have real rum baba's.

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                Infomaniac RE: treb Dec 16, 2012 07:50 AM

                I love the chocolate rum baba at Tripoli's

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                mohotta RE: CapeCodGuy Dec 18, 2012 12:21 PM

                Modern had them in the display counter yesterday.

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                  Allstonian RE: mohotta Dec 18, 2012 12:33 PM

                  Not flavored with real rum, they don't. I love Modern, but have been disappointed by their rum baba enough times to know not to bother any more.

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                    CapeCodGuy RE: Allstonian Dec 18, 2012 02:14 PM

                    Exactly. Curses to rum "flavoring".

                2. Jay F RE: CapeCodGuy Dec 18, 2012 01:45 PM

                  Is a baba au rhum different from a rum baba?

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                    sr44 RE: Jay F Dec 21, 2012 01:52 PM

                    Only in language.

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