Truffles and Tortes 

Food & Drink / Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Truffles and Tortes, Truffles and Tortes, where do I even start? Charming, yes. Quaint, indeed! Edible works of art, positively. Sinful, absolutely… Suggested by my sister Heather, the sweetest little shop of Main Street in downtown Anoka may offer savory food like chicken wild rice soup and pillowy quiche, but I need to tell you about these incredibly scrumptious-looking desserts. The Wild Thing is banana cake with banana mousse covered in chocolate. The Bailey’s Rhumba is Bailey’s Irish cream mousse and devils food cake covered in dark chocolate ganache. The European chocolate truffles and Aztec Truffles Infused with spices inspired by the aztecs such as bitter lime, cinnamon and spicy chili. The Chocolate Nirvana, an award winning chocolate dessert with velvety smooth chocolate mousse with a hidden dome of creme brulee rests on a a bottom of milk chocolate hazelnut praline. Oh, the Concerto… Another award-winner! A dome of milk chocolate caramel mousse, caramel cream and caramel sauce with a hint of fleur de sel, covered in a dark chocolate glaze. So many tarts, too! Key lime, raspberry fudge, caramel pecan, turtle, caramel apple, pumpkin spice and fresh lemon curd. All kinds of cookies including chocolate chip, double chocolate pecan, oatmeal craisen, snickerdoodle, old fashion peanut butter, ginger molasses, sugar with toffee, and my favorite, plain sugar. Gourmet bars like oatmeal fudge, 7 layer bars, double chocolate brownies, mint brownies, almond raspberry, salty nut, and lemon. And the CHEESECAKES! Pumpkin, Raspberry Swirl, Toffee, Peanut Butter Fudge, Turtle, White Chocolate and Vanilla Bean with pure Tahitian vanilla beans. ALL THE TORTES! The pièce de résistance! The Black and White Mousse, Double Chocolate, Chocolate Mascarpone, Chocolate Chili, Strawberry Chantilly, Lemon Cream, Lemon Raspberry, Truffle, Strawberry Cream, Tiramisu, and Turtle. Ok, I have to stop or I’ll send myself into a sugar coma. If that doesn’t sell you on stopping in, I don’t know what will!

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