Sunday, July 26, 2009
Pan Chancho’s Bread-Flavoured Cake – April 16, 2009
Once upon a time, Lucy bought a lemon chiffon cake with blueberries on a whim, and it was awful. The icing was made mostly with shortening, so while it looked wonderful and white, it tasted like plastic. The chiffon was dry as sawdust, and just as flavourful. The blueberry filling wasn’t sweet and didn’t taste like blueberries at all.
She was so disappointed. She had bought breads, spreads, croissants, and dessert tarts from Pan Chancho and had been thoroughly impressed by their products. It seemed as though this poor excuse for a cake had just been sitting in the case for too long. Because of Pan Chancho's distinctive bready smell, each bite of the cake tasted like bread. This was disgusting, since the cake wasn’t flavourful or sweet enough to combat this smell.
She and Jimmy only ate a quarter of the cake before they threw it out.
The moral of the story is to avoid Pan Chancho's beautiful-looking cakes because looks really are deceiving.
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Pan Chancho Bakery
44 Princess Street
(Between King and Ontario)