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Amaretto Cookie at Bluebird Bakers

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Almond, Gluten Free and/or Flourless, Macaroon/Macaron, Wheat Free | 0 comments

Bluebird Bakers
2390 NW Thurman – Portland

Man, have I been on some kind of an almond jag lately. I made marzipan for the first time a couple of weeks ago (so much easier than I realized). I also bought a Bakeshop almond croissant at Extracto Coffeehouse last week, and anyone who knows me knows that this is far off of my beaten pastry path. Not sure what’s happening in my head and mouth, but something in there is telling me it needs to eat almond paste.

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Chocolate Orange Flourless at Bushel & Peck

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Gluten Free and/or Flourless | 0 comments

Bushel & Peck Bakeshop
3907 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd – Portland

I said there would be more soon from Bushel & Peck. I wasn’t lying.

This one:  a chocolate crinkle. But like the ginger molasses with sesame from the same bakery, it’s a classic with a twist that takes it from (sort of) ubiquitous to fairly unique. The orange (zest, I’m presuming) is a great addition to an already delicious cookie

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Chocolate Pecan Chewy (gluten free)

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Chocolate, Gluten Free and/or Flourless | 0 comments

Compote Café and Bakery
2032 SE Clinton – Portland

Had a coffee date with my friend Carin this morning, who (politely and non aggressively) admonished me for not having posted about a gluten free cookie anytime recently.

Luckily she brought along two different gluten-free goodies from Compote, a nice (not exclusively) gf bakery/cafe in her neighborhood. (Thanks, Carin! I owe you one. Or two.)  I’ve been to Compote. It’s a nice joint and I think I’ve

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Macarons at Pix Patisserie

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Gluten Free and/or Flourless, Macaroon/Macaron | 0 comments

Pix Patisserie
3901 N. Williams- Portland
3402 SE Division – Portland

NOTE: Passover-friendly  No flour, no leavening.  Contains only almond flour, egg whites, sugar, butter, flavoring.

I hate to begin on a negative note, but I feel the need to preface this review with this piece of information: I don’t like Pix very much.  I’ve tasted many desserts from this much raved-about Portland dessert mecca over the past several years that have been either stale or tasted like refrigerator (or both), or were just simply not delicious. (Don’t even get me started on the piece of crap “ghetto cake” (their words, not mine) that my friends and I picked up on New Year’s Eve. Unless you really want to hear about it, in which case I’ll happily explain. 

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