Sunday, December 22, 2013

8 degrees Pastries something not to be trifled with

Eight degrees may not be the coldest temperature in Baguio (it was 6.1 recorded in 1961), but it is a place to visit when it comes to pastries and coffee in the City of Pines.


A great cafe at the Azalea Residences that uses the local produce like strawberries and carrots for pastry ingredients. In here (like any other cafes) you will encounter strange words like fritzer and trifle.   

What in the name of %$#@ is a trifle? As far as I know, the dictionary's description is some sort of a thing of little value or importance. Never thought it has a taste.

Well, yes it does and there are even different tastes depending on the ingredients. For the ignorants like me who have no idea what a trifle is, here's wikipedia's description:

Trifle is a dessert dish made from thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or jelly, and whipped cream. These ingredients are usually arranged in layers.

Now that we're clear on that, where is that trifle that we can try? Aside from one place where I tried one recipe, which I liked and disliked: liked because it does tasted good and disliked because it was too expensive.  But at the 8 degrees lounge, at 90.00 it is more affordable, and that trifle is not something to be trifled with. A strawberry and chocolate trifle was the favorite of at least four of the seven of us who tried the pastries at the lounge. 



Next was the chocolate pudding cake which was not so sweet and not so bland to easily melt your appetite. Then there's the carrot cake and strawberry & apple fritzer that are equally enticing. The special ensaymada must be good coz they run out of stock while we were there. It is a must try next time I return to the place.

       

  



But I will definitely go back for the trifle and will try to steal the recipe or beat it out of the chef. 

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