Bakery, in Porto Alegre, is a luxury item. A good bakery, then, is not even mentioned! Oops… there was no talk! For a few years now, with a lot of luck and the sweat of dedicated people, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul has been gaining more and more cool places with the highest quality of product and service. Bakeries or boulangeries, which before we could only find out there, around the world, have presented us with delicious recipes from here and there – some with European inspiration, others, North American. And, to inaugurate my participation here at the ICKFD, I tell you a little bit about one of the most exclusive places in the city: Priscilla’s, located at Vasco da Gama Street, 514 – Bairro Rio Branco.
Born in NYC in the 1980s, at the hands of an American and a Brazilian, Priscilla’s ended up here in the South in 2008, through Bernard Haffeman, the couple’s son – who was in the city with the aim of studying Journalism , but destiny wanted (cheers!) for the guy to present us with a collection of delicacies. With American DNA speaking louder and some discontent with the local brownies, it settled down and we got a traditional bakery.
From the sidewalk of the parent store ( yes, today there are three in total), it is possible to imagine what happens inside: the smell of cinnamon it is fabulous and inviting and, well, it is a most difficult task not to enter even if it is to get to know. Muffins, brownies, cupcakes, bagels, cinnamon rolls and another series of items line up on the small counter, where we eagerly choose what to taste. One of the highlights of the house is the muffin, the quick bread of the people of the States. Not so sweet or so salty, the dumpling is covered with a rich crumb, which makes a perfect partnership with the fluffy and super light dough. For those going for bread, the Bagels, boiled and baked, are a delight.
Dense, dark and, I say my favorite dish from Priscilla’s is always Cocoa Pie with Dulce de Leche. It is surprising because it pleases both those who like very sweet sweets and the people who enjoy a bittersweet. Sensational and has a mini version: the cupcake!
And you, choose which one?