Like little pigs with their noses to the ground sniffing for truffles, every so often a foodie finds a hidden treasure like we did with Village Baking Company. For months we drove by their baking facility on University Blvd and each time my little piggies hold their noses in the air commenting that something smelt yummy. Then one day, someone propped up a small sign that said “Pastries & Artisan Breads” that lured us right into their small showroom lined with fresh baked breads and pastries. There’s no ‘shop front’ to speak of and you just pull up to what looks like the backdoor to the baking warehouse.
We’ve picked up their artisanal breads before at the White Rock Local Market but this little gem of store also stocks French pastries. Croissants abound in plain, almond or chocolate.
Also more unknown ones like the Kouign-Amann (pronounced ‘queen-ah-mon’) a butter cake with origin from Breton, France. It’s richer than a croissant more buttery and definitely a must when you’re not watching calories.
While you’re there, pick up the canelés. With a smooth custard center the canelé is like a bite sized crème brûlée wrapped in a caramelized crust.
Till our next Happy Meal!