Leaves are turning. Temperature is dropping. Kids are back in school. In honor of the year’s most colorful season, Broad Street’s baking gurus, Jen Adelsheimer and Amie Guffin, got to work on crafting a brand new fall pastry line.
For inspiration, the team looked to one of Amie’s obsessions. Amie, you see, has a disease, and the only prescription is more pumpkin. “Pumpkin,” Amie says, “just has a warmth to it. It’s got a savory flavor, but it’s versatile and dense.” Her eyes were bright as she described cutting open pumpkins and scooping out the seeds for toasting. With the Great Pumpkin as their guiding light, Jen and Amie concocted a savory line of fall themed treats.
At the top of Jen and Amie’s list is the pumpkin tiramisu, a twist on tradition. Amie describes it as layers of the tiramisu cake, separated by pumpkin puree with cloves, allspice and cinnamon. The fluffy desert is perfect for pairing with a warm cup of coffee.
Next, the chocolate-chip pumpkin bread contends for your after-dinner finisher. This one, according to Amie, comes straight from her grandma’s recipe book. Here there is a hearty warmth that Amie attributes to the house-roasted pumpkin. Paired with the sweetness of the chocolate-chips, this hearty and sweet bread is sure to warm up a fallafternoon.
The next one is a divergent from the pumpkin-flavor-trail—an apple raisin bar. “Nothing says fall like apples!” says Jen. “It’s like a cross between a brownie and a blondie, full of chunks of apples and raisins.” If gooey cinnamon, baked apples and plump raisins are your thing, you have found your home.
As always Broad Street will be baking their sweet-iced sugar cookies. This fall they will feature fall leaves, Halloween and Thanksgiving designs. Sports fans, don’t worry. They will also be featuring Ole Miss and Miss. State football themed cookies. If you want custom cookies of another team, all you have to do is call us 48 hours in advance and we will have them ready and waiting.
For those with a higher level of commitment and a sharper sweet tooth, Jen and Amie have the spiced pumpkin cake. This gorgeous slice of cake comes with a cinnamon butter cream and a chocolate ganache stepping it up to realm of high-pumpkin-art. Insider secret: the cake is made of the same dough that the pumpkin bread is. Imagine that hearty warmth mixed with both cinnamon butter cream and chocolate ganache… enough said.
Finally, for those who need a little surprise to entice you, Head Pastry Chef Jen has been perfecting a strange treat that fuses a chocolate-chip pumpkin cupcake with buttery brioche pastry dough. Come by soon and be blown away.
Happy fall, Jackson!
– Zachary Smith