Saturday, March 13, 2010

Avocado Tart & South o' the Border Donuts

Although I’m vacationing in Mexico at the moment, and don’t have access to an oven, I haven’t forgotten my faithful readers.  In tribute to you, I have made it my mission to try every baked good I encounter and report back.

So far, I've discovered  three noteworthy items, i.e.,  sweets worthy of the calories.  First is an avocado tart, very similar to a key lime tart, but “healthier,” according to the lovely ex-pat who sold it to me (350 pesos, about $3) at an small outdoor market near Todos Santos.  It was delicious, a bit creamier than key lime.  Healthier?  Don’t know about that.  Inside the buttery graham cracker crust was fresh avocado blended with lime juice, cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk.

The other two items are both from Café Todos Santos, a bakery/café in town.   First, some sort of meringue and almond cookies (slight language barrier issues, as I don’t speak much, ok, any Spanish, so I’m not positive exactly what’s in the cookies).  I do know that they are very  flavorful, yet light.  Second, the most amazing, amazing donuts I’ve ever had.  (Sorry, Donut Plant.)  These small donuts are simultaneously spongy and dense and moist with the most addicting yeast flavor (tastes MUCH better than it sounds, but that’s the only way I can describe it).  It's as if you could take the aroma of freshly rising/baking bread, coat it with sugar and pop it in your mouth.  I dreamed about them all night, so DH and I made a pilgrimage to town this morning, just to get more.  I take my research very seriously.


  1. those donuts sound worth the trip alone!

  2. yes, they were. those and the ginger margaritas served poolside!