Kate and Brittney, two fellow Ocala-based bloggers that I met a few months ago at the one and only blogger event I’ve attended in the area, told me about the opening of Breadalicious, a new local bakery.
Kate told me that their chocolate croissants were out of this world and I’ve been meaning to try one myself for a few weeks now. I had a meeting with a freelance client close to the bakery late this morning, so I popped in afterward and bought two chocolate croissants.
Since Ryan works close to the bakery, I brought the two croissants to his work and called him up, thinking we could have a quick, impromptu mini croissant date! (I also kind of felt like a psycho when I called him from his work parking lot, so I channeled my inner-Isla Fischer in Wedding Crashers: “I’ll fiiiind you!”)
Well, my mini date idea was a total fail since he missed my call due to an 11 o’clock meeting. I ended up leaving his croissant rolled up in the bag in the bed of his truck and ate mine in my car like a totally cool person.
I am extremely picky when it comes to croissants. If they’re hard or even the slightest bit dry, I think they’re nasty. Not so with this baby!
It was slightly crispy, perfectly flaky and the inside melted in my mouth. The chocolate tasted so indulgent and the buttery flavor of the croissant paired perfectly with the rich flavor. I almost drove back to Ryan’s work and grabbed the croissant I left for him out of his truck bed, but wanted him to experience the croissant glory for himself.
When Ryan called me back, I glanced outside and saw that it looked like it was about to rain. I told him he had to run outside immediately on Mission Save Croissant before it started raining. When he told me it was already raining by him, I yelled like a drill sergeant. “RUN! RUN! Save the croissant!” Fortunately the croissant was found safe and sound and thoroughly enjoyed by Ryan as well.
Breadilicious gets two thumbs up from the Fagan family! Next time, I’m trying their apple tart. It was calling to me.
Once I was back at home, I assembled a yummy lunch of chicken salad with carrots and mushrooms, Greek yogurt and a nectarine.
(Random tidbit: My grandma made that light blue potholder that I use as a napkin. Thanks, Nana!)
I ended up slicing the nectarine and stirring it into the Greek yogurt for some added texture.
Back to work!
Question of the Afternoon
- Is there a special bakery, ice cream or dessert shop in your hometown that makes a fabulous dessert or pastry that you adore?
Please describe in detail. Just talking about sweets makes me happy.