Luscious Pastry will be guest-starring at Violet Crown Supper Club again today! Stop by 1916 Redlands anytime from 4:30-6:30 this evening to grab some of the Fried’s stellar take-out fare, and don’t forget dessert: Jennifer and Anne-Charlotte baked up a big batch of their Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars with Sea-Salt Caramel, which they are now calling Dulcitas, for short. We think the Austin-American Statesman put it nicely when they described them as “a savory bar topped with chocolate dulce de leche, a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of salt.”
Yes, this is the cookie that won the big Statesman cookie contest, even garnering a picture on the front page of the Food section! This has been a big problem for the Luscious gals, because Jennifer is really sick of listening to Anne-Charlotte whine, moan, and complain about what a terrible picture it is. It use to be said that a lady should only appear in the newspaper 3 times: when she is born, when she dies, and when she is standing around looking like a total goofball and holding a big platter of cookies. Anne-Charlotte is on track with this, as you can see:
Jennifer got tired of telling Anne-Charlotte “You don’t really look like a dork in real life, um, all that often,” and finally suggested that some light re-touching of the photo might make Miss ACP feel a whole lot better. The Luscious blog agrees, so as a special favor we gently made some light photographic tweaks that diminished some of the effects of harsh lighting and the deer-in-the-headlights-because-I-don’t-get-out-much facial expression. Here’s the new photo, see if you can spot the subtle airbrushing:
Come get your Dulcitas today friends, and email email@example.com if you want some set aside for you– selling out is a distinct possibility.