Enjoyng summer on Galiano Island, BC
Hello readers. Did you miss me? It has been quite a gap between posts. I’m sorry. I’ve enjoyed the spectacular summer that we’ve had here on the West Coast. Now that it’s officially Fall, the days are getting shorter, and the weather is getting cooler. I suspect my indoor time will increase and I’ll have plenty of time to post a few things.
When I think of Fall, I think of apples, weird right? These days we get apples all year round, but for some reason I always enjoy them more in the Fall. Although, I do have a slight allergy to raw apples. When I eat certain varieties, I get a tickle in my throat and an itchy palate. I still haven’t figured out which ones are the worst ones for my allergies, so I rarely eat them raw. However, the apples that come from my cousins apple trees out in Langley seem to be okay for me to eat. Not sure why though. Could it be the type of apple, or that they are organic with no pesticides? I have no idea. But when my cousins send me apples, I always enjoy them.
Did you know that one of my favourite things to eat is apple pie? Non-dairy, egg-free pastry of course. I cannot resist a nice apple pie with flakey pastry, perfectly cooked apples, and just the right amount of cinnamon, sugar and lemon. Although don’t get me wrong…I am not the baker in this scenario. My mom bakes me apple pie. Lucky me!
Apple Danish (and doughnut) from Edible Flours
Getting to the point of this post…One day I happened to go in to Edible Flours, because I felt like one of their cinnamon buns (which I’ve posted about before, here). They didn’t have any cinnamon buns, but they did have some apple danishes that looked interesting. I thought at first they were mini, square apple pies. But no! Apple danishes. Of course I had to try them.
The photo isn’t the best, but that’s because soon after this photo, I basically devoured all of them. Yes. ALL four (in the photo, there’s one hiding under the doughnut). In my defense the apple danishes weren’t that big, so eating four wasn’t too hard. :)
So what do the apple danishes taste like? One word. Delicious. The pastry envelope was excellent. Many flakey layers, and crispy and light. The apple filling was perfect too. Not overly sweet or sticky, and not overly spiced with cinnamon. The apples were nicely cooked too (not mushy (overcooked), or spongy (under-cooked). The small amount of sweet glaze on top provided the perfect amount of sweetness. This is probably the BEST dairy and egg free dessert I have eaten.
But what about that lonely doughnut you ask? It is a doughnut shape, but I wouldn’t say it’s like a “normal” doughnut. I found that it was too dense, but at the same time it was really moist (not in a good way). I felt that the chocolate icing on top was what gave the doughnut a taste. The icing was too sweet for my. Not sure if I would try it again. Perhaps I might like the other flavours better.
If you’re looking for dairy-egg-nut free treats, check out Edible Flours. Not all of their products are nut free, so please read the ingredients that they provide for each item. The staff are so nice, they will answer all of your allergy ingredient questions. The bakery is vegan, so I’m pretty sure that the dairy and egg would not be a problem. I’ve also written about their birthday cakes.