My friend and I went to the hot springs last Saturday and as usual we ended up talking about food.
He wasn’t sure where to find the Cinnabon chain in Oregon, but soon we found that it did not matter because he knew how to make cinnamon rolls exactly like they did.
So for Fourth of July I made a tart that required a vanilla bean pod to make vanilla bean brown butter.
I had never used vanilla bean before so this was an exciting experience.
Last week I decided to make the same tart again because I had raspberries in my freezer and the other half of the vanilla bean from July.
Yes, Portland is the land of Voodoo Donuts, but I am talking about another type that is classicly creative and damn delicious.
Blue Star Donuts came into the Portland scene quite recently, but they now have two stores that are open until they sell out. One is downtown and the other is on SE Hawthorne.