Tuesday, March 10, 2009

5 nostalgic sugar rushes

I was so excited when I read that The Redhead, a restaurant that came highly recommended from Cheryl, had salted caramel Ho Hos for dessert. But of course when I went and scoped out the menu, they were gone. In my subsequent need for some nostalgic sugar, I share with you five other childhood snacks that can hit the sweet spot:

Murray’s Ring Ding
“Moist devil’s food cake stuffed with cream and tucked inside a dark chocolate shell.” Take that, Drake’s!

Bouchon’s Nutter Butter
About five times the size of the original cookie, Bouchon’s interpretation sandwiches whipped, airy peanut butter cream inside two oat-filled peanut butter cookies. It’s a real nutter.

Milk & Cookie’s Oreo
But the way this West Village bakery describes it—a vanilla creamed filled chocolate wafer cookie—there’s nothing Nabisco about it.

Trois Pommes’ Hostess Cupcake

Park Slope’s Trois Pommes doesn’t just make a “Hostess CupCake,” it makes the “Mostest Cupcake”: a dense chocolate cupcake with an espresso cream center.

Sarah Magid’s Twinkies

Er, “Goldies.” Pastry chef Sarah Magid changed the name of her organic gold-dusted, dark chocolate ganache-covered, chocolate sponge cake treats that are filled with either organic vanilla or espresso whipped buttercream. Wha???


Teanna said...

LOVE This list! I actually have the recipe for Bouchon's nutter butters! They are on my list of things to make!

Sweet Freak said...

Teanna, I envy you your baking ambition. I always have grand plans to get in the kitchen... but at the end of the day, I just find myself in line at my favorite bakery!