Monday, May 25, 2009

Curio Confections in the University District

Tartlets at Curio Confections
I always get excited when I hear about a new bakery opening--but when I heard that Curio Confections was being opened by a Trophy Cupcakes alum, I knew it was going to be fantastic. Maria Friedman has struck out on her own with a new bakery in the University district (55th and University), specializing in non-cupcake but still very delicious items.

When I went on opening day, they were still rushing about getting items out of the oven and into the cases, but I arrived right on time to pick up some mini tartlets. Usually I gravitate more toward cake than toward pie, but I have to say that these were good. I had the strawberry-rhubarb which was creamy and rich yet refreshing with its fruit garnish. The crust was the best part though: it was soft and lightly crumbly, almost like a buttery, slightly more solid shortbread. Yum.

Curio Confections also stocks some very cool treats including goat's milk caramels, homemade nougat, and more.

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