I think Dancing Deer Baking Company is a terrific company. They're a great example of how a business can be successful while choosing to be socially responsible and generally having priorities other than maximizing profits. I have to say, though, that I'm often disappointed by their desserts. Today, for example, I had their sugar cane lime cookies. Now, cookies are one of my favorite categories of dessert, and I love anything with lime. But, like all Dancing Deer cookies I've had, these were sort of dry, with a texture that tries but fails to find a happy medium between crunchy and chewy.
To be fair to the company, there are many desserts of theirs that I haven't tried. The lime ricotta pound cake might be fabulous. But so far, their desserts haven't won me over the way their philosophy has.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
The other day, I was at Anthony's Pier 4, one of Boston's well-known seafood restaurants. I'd never been, so I was excited to be going to a professional meeting there. The food overall was very good (especially for meeting food), but the dessert was truly exceptional. It was some sort of cheesecake type thing with a graham-cracker crust, delicious strawberry-cheesecake filling with an ice cream consistency, and some sort of mereingue or frozen whipped cream on top. This was not a good thing for my diet. It was huge (I ate less than half), but it was worth eating a tiny dinner in exchange for such a yummy lunchtime dessert.