I’ve never been to the United States during fall season. Even though I arrived mid November I’m glad I was still able to see the beautiful colors of the foliage in Yountville.
I love pastries and any kind of baked goods and that’s one of the reasons for my being overweight. I really wanted to go Bouchon Bakery and it was a true test of my willpower if I can resist not buying all the goodies in the shop.
So far so good. The packaged sweets on the counter looked good but didn’t really pose any temptation.
Oh my goodness were my eyes playing tricks on me? They were selling foie gras dog biscuits!!! I wonder what they taste like.
chocolate bouchon, financier and madelaine
So far so good. Until I saw the scones. I made a deal with myself even before leaving Manila. I will try to stay true to my diet but I won’t deprive myself of the ocassional treats. I decided that I will eat only 3 BAD goodies for the entire trip. The 3 things are scones/biscuits (savory or sweet), cookies and cornbread. These are carbs that I really love and can’t readily find in Manila.
It’s strange but I’d choose a good scone over cupcakes anytime. There’s something about the buttery texture that I just love. When I saw the huge scones I didn’t even think twice. I bought a chocolate cherry scone and cheddar bacon scone.
chocolate cherry scone $2.75
And of course I bought a double chocolate cookie. I realized that I liked eating sweets with texture that’s why I can resist cakes, doughnuts and sweet rolls but not cookies specially the chewy kind.
I actually ate some of the scones for breakfast the next day. I didn’t have any means to warm the scones but they still tasted incredible. They were buttery and crumbly without being dry. My favorite was the cheddar bacon scone which had a hint of sweetness and lots of cheese and bacon bits.
The chocolate scone had large chunks of semi sweet chocolate chips and sour dried cherry which added a nice tartness. These were the best scones I’ve ever eaten.
The cookie was still chewy two days after when I ate it on my flight to DC. It was very dark and bitter just the way I like it. Obviously good quality cocoa and chocolate was used. The cookie was thick and quite big and very satisfying. It lasted for at least 3 hours since a small piece every so often was enough to appease my hunger and desire for something sweet. It was the perfect snack to take on a long flight. I only wish I had some on my flight to Manila.
Bouchon Bakery Yountville
6528 Washington Street, Yountville, California 94599
telephone: (707) 944-2253
Open Daily 7am to 7pm
2 thoughts on “Bouchon Bakery, Yountville”
I love scones too! Especially with cream 🙂 Your blog is so nice to read, just stumbled onto it last week. Makes me miss San Francisco’s food!
..i want to taste that