Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Katherine Anne Confections
Katherine Anne Confections before they opened their shop although I am not sure when or where that happened. I was told when I went the first time that they operated at a couple of Farmer's Markets that I frequented so I will guess that that is where I tried their creations. I have found that I have many friends and family that appreciate sweets as a birthday gift and I have several friends with fall birthdays so it was an easy decision to stop there for a gift for them because it allowed me to treat me as well. As they make a variety of confections, I decided to get a variety and try each type. I got three truffles, four marshmallows, and four caramels. The marshmallows that we had were large and housemade (as one might expect) and all had other stuff besides the standard sugar and gelatin to enhance the flavors. They were all very good and the extra ingredients really contributed to the complexity of the flavor. The marshmallows were Salted Caramel, Lemon Ginger, Earl Gray, and Cinnamon. All of the marshmallows were really good although the cinnamon probably could have been a little less cinnamony. The caramels were probably my favorite. We had Salted Caramel, Rosemary Sea Salt, Chocolate Walnut, and Vanilla. For the truffles, we had Sour Cherry Pie, Salted Caramel, and Hazelnut. The Salted Caramel and Hazelnut truffles were easy to like but the Sour Cherry Pie took some adapting to. As the name suggests, it was sour. The sour of the cherries and the bittersweet chocolate used was not an easy first bite. There was some Kirsch used so there was also a slight alcohol burn. It had a good texture and a complex flavor so I am willing to try it again.
Katherine Anne's Confections makes some really great sweets and for good or bad, I will definitely be back. I will probably use the excuse of holidays or birthdays but I know that I will get more for me.