Today, hubby and I were out and about in Queens. Flushing, in particular, is flush with many delicious gems waiting to be discovered. Even if we lived in NY for a while, we didn’t fully explore Flushing then.
Now, I’ve been hankering for cream puff since last night. I wanted to try Big E’s cream puff. But since we were Queens-bound, a trip to Massachusetts was out of the question. My cream puff search ended at Paris Baguette.
What started as a simple search for cream puff became a four-dessert kind of day. All I wanted was a simple cream puff, but look at what I got – Tiramisu Cream Puff (US$2.00)! This is your cream puff all grown up. It had coffee extract, custard cream, mascarpone cheese, cocoa powder, egg, wheat, milk, butter and sugar. Surprisingly, it wasn’t overly sweet. It definitely satisfied my hankering.
Next dessert: Canelé (US$2.00). It had a soft and tender custard center with a caramelized crust. Again, not overly sweet. *thumbs up* If there’s any complaint, it’s small. Possibly a good AND bad thing at the same time.
Third dessert: Sweet Red Bean Donut (US$1.95). My husband loves sweet red bean, but I wasn’t too keen on this one, so my husband happily gobbled everything up. By the way, the donut wasn’t made of sweet red bean, just the filling.
Fourth dessert: Croissant Donut with vanilla cream inside and some lemon cream drizzled on top (US$3.50). With its flaky crust, buttery goodness and gooey insides, this was a great treat.
Look at how beautiful it looks.
Here it is, waiting to be eaten.
In case you’re wondering, we shared all four desserts and finished them pronto. All were sweet without being cloying, which totally took me by surprise because I was bracing myself for sugar overload.
By the way, since I LOVE mocha cake, I’ve got my eyes on this little baby. Just look at that gorgeousness! Mocha butter cream + mocha sponge sounds all kinds of yummy to me! Come to think of it, it looks too pretty to eat.
That’s the two of us at the end of our four-dessert day. If you look closely enough, you’ll see the empty tray.
Sadly, there’s no Paris Baguette near us. The nearest branch is in Fort Lee, NJ so a long drive is in store should a craving for their sweets strike.
136-17 39th Avenue Flushing, NY 11354