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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Elizabethan Desserts - A Feast for the Eyes and Tastebuds

Elizabethan Desserts.

What an elegant name. And what delectable desserts they are.

I was introduced to these wonderful goodies yesterday by a good friend (who always seems to find the best places to buy sweets), Nancy Bahr Kelly (who, I might add, is a talented designer with her own line of handbags, scarves and belts - more on her in a later post). While I haven't yet visited the bakery (it is now on the must-do list) I have had the chance to enjoy a number of these wonderful creations by Elizabeth Harris, owner of Elizabethan Desserts, in the Sunshine Gardens on Quail Gardens Road in Encinitas (in the Encinitas Ranch area), at the corner of Encinitas Boulevard and Quail Gardens Road.

The first sampling was last night after dinner, with many more terrific treats today for the Easter Brunch we hosted at our house. The bunny cakes were enjoyed by all (a tasty delicate white cake with chocolate frosting) as were the Easter cookies, which were beautifully decorated. I can't recall the name of the bar (also in the pic) but the flavor and memory linger. We still have a carrot cake (one also sits in the middle of the rabbits) left to savor as well as a banana cream pie.

The business is new, as I understand, but Elizabeth is well on her way to sure success, if the treats I sampled are any indication of her talents. Her website is in its infancy but check back for more information as it develops. I know she is a talented caterer as well although I don't know the extent of that business now that she has opened this wonderful bakery/pastry shop.

If you have a chance to stop by to enjoy her creations, do so. It is well worth the trip...and a visual and taste delight.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow....I stopped by to try some of these desserts and they were fantastic! Can't wait to go back for more. Is this the same person who does the desserts for Delicias?

6:32 PM  
Blogger Jeff Dowler said...

Thanks. I;m glad you were inspired...ADN that you got to enjoy the desserts. They really are terrific.

Sorry, I don't know if this is the same person. I would have to ask...

7:45 PM  
Blogger Alice Q said...

I read somewhere that she is the former pastry chef of Delicias. I can't wait to try it!

1:03 PM  
Blogger Jeff Dowler said...

Yes, that IS true. The desserts are fabulous. And she will create things too. Enjoy!

1:22 PM  

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