pistachio and hazelnut gelatos from Centro's
stand at last year's Italian-American
Heritage Festival of Iowa. Nutty taste and minutely
crumbly texture. Made with nut meal perhaps? A taste of civility
Stam, center. Tip: don't buy bonbons in a gift box but
purchase simply bagged for savings you can taste! Limoncello
gelato, right, from Chocolaterie Stam. Cool, creamy, and tangy.
Take note: contains alcohol.
trifecta of holiday Djonuts: chocolate peppermint buttercream,
sugar cookiebutter, and egg nog. A now rare treat! A surprise Hurts
Donut for breakfast, center and right. Generously sized
and moist, but way too sweet for my palate. Need to try one sans
frosting, if they sell'em like that. Hiland
Bakery still tops my list for Donuts in the DSM.
Left, a Napoleon
Haus. Crisp puff pastry, silky vanilla creme, generous
dusting of powdered sugar. I'd suggest not wearing black while
eating though. Right, pastries and Dutch Letters from Strudl
Haus now available at Capes
Kafé. Featuring cherry, raspberry, almond paste, and