November 4, 2006
Cuisine: Desserts and Bakeries
Reading Terminal Market
12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia
Raspberry Jam Squares – Buttery shortbread crust and raspberry jam ($2.50)
Astronomer: The Raspberry Jam Square from the Flying Monkey was quite a tasty treat, with a hearty, satisfying texture and just the right amount of sweetness. Best of all, it contained no sinful ingredients (i.e. margarine). I hope to return to the Flying Monkey and try another one of their creations the next time I am in the Reading Terminal Market and hunger strikes.
Gastronomer: I took a few bites of the Astronomer’s square; it was pretty good. Whereas the Astronomer is a big fan of buttery crusts and fruit fillings (fairly mild flavors), I’m more of a ultra-sweet, tooth ache kinda gal when it comes to desserts. I look forward to trying the Flying Monkey’s wide array of cupcakes in the near future.