Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pastry Week Installation #1: Buttermilk Biscuit with Marionberry Jam

Well, Seattle, you no longer need to go over the river and through the woods to get one of Grandma's old-fashioned buttermilk biscuits. And you don't need to wait til summer to snag one at the county fair. You can get one any day of the week here at Ye Old Cupcake Shoppe. And let us just say, Halleluejah.

Here it is. That flaky, buttery beauty. Tastefully (deliciously) accessorized with a deep purple gem of marionberry jam.

What is a marionberry, you say? Well, sporting a far more complex flavor profile than your typical blackberry, this little fruit is known as the “Cabernet of Blackberries.” It is tart and robust, yet sweeter, juicier, and often larger than your standard blackberry. Essentially, more berry for your buck. It packs a punch, and leaves a sweet purple ring around smiling lips. This, friends, is a marionberry.

Take that and plop a dollop of it in the middle of a delicious, old-fashioned, buttermilk biscuit, and it truly is like waking up on the farm. The buttery biscuit flakes will simply melt in your mouth as you savour the sweet glory of the marionberry jam, and you shall shout to the heavens... this is BREAKFAST! And you will be happy as you wash it down with a bold, creamy latte. This will be the best day ever.

And, it's half price. Whaaa?! Yes. This week is pastry week, your once-in-a-lifetime chance to get this buttery morsel of berry-topped goodness for half price. Head into any Cupcake Royale this week and buy a coffee before 10, and take your pick from our delicious new breakfast pastries from Le Fournil and Macrina, for half price.

Mornings are hard. Let us change that.

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