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Café Crêpe’s new menu is the stuff of dessert desires

Who says you couldn’t eat dessert for breakfast?
In fact, we’d prefer it. Show us a plate of crêpes stacked high with fruit, chocolate, and whipped cream, and simply take our money.
Café Crêpe’s most modern Express area opening at 2699 Broadway goes to grow to be your newest brunch, dessert, or (allow’s be honest) any-time-of-day spot. With its new menu providing a large choice of desserts and liquids, along with objects the usage of ruby chocolate (it’s an actual element), you received’t be heading everywhere else to satisfy that candy enamel of yours.

We’ll back down a piece to ruby chocolate. If you’re questioning what it is, you’re now not alone. Imported from Europe, the chocolate has a natural crimson shade and is not currently available in Canada. Except at Café Crêpe!
Take your select from Ruby Chocolate Crêpe or a huge collection of Ruby Chocolate distinctiveness drinks.

Other new menu gadgets consist of Golden Lattes (turmeric and maple), Jade Frappuccino (natural matcha/dark Belgian chocolate), and Ruby Mocha (ruby chocolate).

And in case you’re in need of a refreshing drink whilst the climate receives even hotter, head on over for their new selection of French Sodas, including Creamsicle (orange/vanilla), Pina Colada (pineapple/coconut), or Mojito (lime/mint).

A pal of mine told me that my article, ” Mouth-Watering Thai Desserts” on August ninth, 2008, does no longer have facts on flour utilized in Thai desserts. My buddy turned into right – I mentioned flour in one of the seven foremost ingredients however I did no longer write something approximately flour. Thus, persevering with from the preceding article on “Mouth-Watering Thai Desserts” this newsletter will awareness on flour utilized in Thai cakes. Taken together, these two articles provide a fuller photograph of Thai cakes.
The following are the not unusual flours used in Thai cakes: sticky rice flour, rice flour, cassava starch, corn starch, wheat flour, arrowroot starch, and mung bean flour.
Sticky Rice Flour (paeng Khao now)
Sticky rice flour is likewise known as “candy rice powder” or “glutinous rice flour.” It is crafted from short-grain sticky rice that becomes wet, company and sticky while cooking. This is because of its proportionally higher wide variety of waxy starch molecules. With its chewy texture, sticky rice flour is a favorite base for buns and pastries. Sticky rice flour is frequently combined with plain rice flour to create a variety of Thai cakes.
In Thailand, there are 2 varieties of sticky rice flour: wet and dry. Wet sticky rice flour is finely milled with water, while dry sticky rice flour is finely milled without water. When shopping for sticky rice flour, pick products that have a white shade and no smell or moisture.
Example desserts the use of sticky rice flour are Paeng Jee (grilled coconut cakes), Bua Loy Benjarong (taro, pumpkin, and mung dal bean balls in coconut milk) and Khanom Thua Prep (mung bean stuffing coated with shredded coconut meat).
Rice Flour (paeng Khao jar)
Rice flour is used to thicken diverse dishes and is likewise a crucial aspect in various Thai cakes. Rice flour is a superb alternative for wheat flour, in that the latter causes digestive system infection in folks who are gluten intolerant. However, rice flour ought to not be used or substituted in a few desserts like cakes. This is due to the fact rice flour is not finely milled like cake flour, and might now not yield the same high-quality of desserts. In Thailand, there are three styles of rice flour:
rice flour crafted from rice older than 12 months – precise for soaking up water,
rice flour crafted from new rice – does no longer absorb water as properly due to its moisture, and
rice flour made from new rice without water – great at soaking up water.
Beyond the form of flour, there are numerous grades for every kind. To purchase rice flour, pick the merchandise with white coloration and absence of an old smell. If you plan to make a dessert the use of rice flour, discover flour that was finely milled so your dessert may have an easy texture.
Example desserts the usage of rice flour are Khanom Chan (9-layered dessert) and Khanom Thuay (coconut cakes).