Quebrada Bakery

Hold with me people.  I know this is another almond croissant post BUT I am trying to find the best one in the general Boston area.  Something about this sweet elegant pastry always makes me happy in the morning when I eat it and I would like to find the best of the best!

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This one is from Quebrada Bakery and I went to the Belmont location.  The croissant was very light and delicate, and the pastry was flaky.  Only the corners bore a real crunch, and it was a much softer version than Swiss Bakers.  The almond pastry cream was delicious.  Sugary, creamy, and buttery.  Everything was sprinkled with confectioners sugar and almonds to make the presentation pretty.  Quebrada also has locations in Arlington and Wellesley.  As a side note, I particularly enjoy their ham and cheese croissants when I am feeling a more savory craving.  They keep those croissants in a warmer which keeps the cheese gooey.  So here is to croissants because butter makes the world a better place!

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Swiss Bakers

Sunday mornings are one of my favorite times of the week.  After sleeping in past my normal alarm clock routine, I usually sit down and enjoy a nice cup of coffee and a pastry.  This week after viewing an episode on Chronicle, I tried Swiss Bakers located in Allston.

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My family bought an assortment of goods and I selected one of my go-to items, an almond croissant.

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What I really liked about the almond croissant was its balanced texture.  Often times the croissant dough is not crunchy enough to balance the smooth interior of the almond paste.  But at Swiss Bakers, the outside has a caramelized  resistance that pairs well with the almond frangipane.  The top of the pastry was slightly glazed and sprinkled with almonds.  Adding a glossy shine to the finished product.  The almond paste was not cloyingly sweet and was decadently creamy.  It was an ideal treat to go along with my nice cup of black coffee.  Next time I think I will try one of their more popular items like the Berliners or Choco Weggli!

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