On our epic road trip this weekend, I started compiling a list of topics that still need to be written about here … places we’ve been, restaurants we’ve eaten at, thoughts swirling around my head. I was trying to capture it in a list before I lose track of something and the list, well, it’s a little long. Like I stopped numbering it around the 70s mark. So we need to get busy.
Flour Bakery is one of the spots that Patsy, Joanne and I visited when we were in Boston last month. Was it only last month guys?? Luckily since Joanne lived in the area for a few years, she knew right where to take us for breakfast the morning of our conference. Which was a good thing because a) the conference was just providing coffee that you had to drink before walking in and taking your seat and b) we needed to get introduced to the meringues and scones that come out of Flour. True dat.
Joanne Chang-Myers is the owner/proprietor (follow her on Twitter here), and there are three locations in MA. We stopped into the Central Square location in Cambridge, which has awesome, easy on-street parking.
Since it was my first visit there, the menu was a little overwhelming. And, really, I wanted it all. Some for breakfast. Some for the ride home. Some to bring as gifts for my fam and friends. One of everything, please.
I restrained myself.
Well, only a little.
A loaf of French bread, which was exceptionally hard to resist being it was seriously still warm from the oven.
A giant fat almond meringue in a cellophane wrapper and dark blue ribbon tying it closed.
Fresh, homemade granola.
And a blueberry muffin top.
Oh and a Cheddar Scallion scone.
Which I totally should have gotten a picture of.
I tend to be very picky about scones, because more often than not, they can be dry. Not so with the one at Flour. Slightly moist, with a hint of flavor, it didn’t crumble to the touch, which was awesome.
And the blueberry muffin top? Moist and bursting with blueberry goodness. It was the perfect accompaniment to sneak into the conference.
Luckily Joanne bought the cookbook, because even though at first glance the recipes were crazylong, I don’t know if I can go without having them again. And while I have been known to travel far and wide for a foodworthy cause, Boston might be a little extreme for a meringue.
190 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139
Sat 8a-6p; Sun 9a-5p
August 22, 2011 – Bonus Photos
Made a batch of Three Chip Cookies today. New recipe I found on Bakerella’s web site. Not a WOW, just your basic cookie. In fact, Madeline took one bite and left the rest on the counter. No matter. The recipe made five dozen, which is the perfect amount to cross another Summer Bucket List item off … cookie delivery to some neighbors – woot!