I don’t know much about Transylvania. When I hear of the word, I think of gothic castles/mansions and vampires. I don’t know what sort of cuisine they have, and as such, had no idea of what to expect from a place called Transylvanian Traditions Bakery. While the bakery didn’t offer anything remotely gothic, they do produce a variety of more uniquely-flavoured cakes and pastries that I haven’t seen anywhere else, and their prices were more than reasonable. I decided to try their Nutella Hazelnut Bar and Amandina.
Nutella Hazelnut Bar ($3.75):
The texture of this cake/bar is quite unusual: it was crispy and light, and melted in my mouth. The flaked almonds on top added a nice bit of crunch. In terms of flavour, it was mildly sweet, and although enjoyable, a bit one-note and not very exciting. Being a nutella lover, I personally found the chocolate/hazelnut flavour to be lacking.
I really liked the texture of this cake; it was soft and extremely moist from being soaked in syrup. Unfortunately, once again, I was less impressed by the flavour. In spite of its appearance, I actually was unable to detect much chocolate/cocoa flavour apart from the layer of chocolate fondant on top The rest of the cake was just mildly sweet and, if I’ve been blind-folded, I’d probably be uanble to tell that it’s supposed to be chocolate.
I have to admit, I was overall a bit disappointed by this bakery. Although I’m glad to have tried their food, I’m hesitant to return again when there are so many other options available.