Sunday, June 10, 2007

Almond ring

I'm in Williamstown for my 5th year college reunion and got one of my favorite baked goods in the world, the almond ring.

The local coffee shop sells it. This isn't exactly the coffee shop that was here when I was a student. It's in a new building and goes by a different name. But the important things are the same, like their recipe for almond rings. I haven't been able to find something like it in ring form anywhere else, although a fellow alum told me that she once had something like it at a bakery in Iowa.

It is basically a fluffy marzipan-like core that is coated with sliced almonds. It is crunchy and soft, and not too sweet.

As I was confirming the address of the place, I ran across the blog of a guy who works at the coffee shop, The Coffee Guy. It is clear that he really loves his coffee and Tunnel City, but he strangely neglects to make mention of my beloved dessert anywhere on his blog.

Tunnel City Coffee House (formerly Cold Springs Coffee Roasters)
100 Spring St
Williamstown, MA 01267

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