Chef Joanna Chang has done it again, opened another of her fabulous bakeries, Flour Bakery & Cafe, this time in Central Square Cambridge. This new addition to her two Boston locations is a knock out both in the menu and decor. Her tarts, cakes, muffins, fruit breads, brioche au chocolat and croissants are displayed in sleek stainless steel cases all the better to drool over. Sprinkled around the cafe are cozy tables and counters to sit at and enjoy your meal.
I can tell you from experience that Chef Chang’s food is to die for. A Harvard graduate who has a degree in mathematics Chef Chang left the high-powered financial world to pursue her passion, cooking. And, she is marvelous at it. Everything is made on the premises; choose from sandwiches of smoked turkey, cheddar and cranberry chutney or hummus, cucumber, radishes, sprouts and onions or fresh mozzarella, basil pesto and tomato are served on country and multigrain rolls and slices. Her Quiches filled with ham, cheddar, zucchini, spinach and parmesan are as light as air.
Chef Chang is known for her talent with sweets, her sticky buns definitely will not disappoint you they sell out early so if going on a weekend order them in advance. Her cookies run the gamut from peanut butter to oatmeal, raspberry crumb bars (my favorite) to almond biscotti to Belgain chocolate brownies. And, the piece de resistance, Chef Chang’s homemade chocolate covered Oreo cookies, clearly a chocoholic’s delight.
Run, do not walk to Flour Bakery in Central Square.
Image courtesy of Flour Bakery.