- Item: Lemon Curd Danish
- Location: Black Jet Baking Co.
- Price: $4.50
Full disclosure: Black Jet may have cheated a little bit this morning. I popped in for a pre-election latte and noticed that rather than the typical blueberry danish I’d been accustomed to seeing as of late, there stood a flaky pocket of my pastry kryptonite: lemon curd.
Honestly, I’m such a sucker for lemon curd that the bakery could have had a tray with dollops of loose globules of the stuff, and I would have been equally entranced.
The danish itself had a nice crunch to it, but do admirers of fine art expend much poetic waxing on the frame (honestly do they? I’m not much of an art buff)? The curd was the star of the show: light with a nice balance struck between tart and sweet, and the supporting pastry underneath managed to hold its own without becoming soggy.
I’m no sure how much of a regular this particular pastry is at Black Jet, but I recommend if you see it nestled between the pop tarts and the morning buns that you skip the standard fare and learn to love the lemon.
Note: Every Tuesday I’ll be highlighting a particularly delectable food or drink item that I had in the neighborhood in the last week. If you have your own recommendation for something I must try, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org