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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Editor's Choice: Daphne Baking Co.

Summer is beginning to wilt around the edges (though to many Chicagoans, it never felt like it started) but here at Fancy Food, we just put the final touches on our September Holiday issue, chock-full of winter holiday treats, grab-and-go gift ideas, and party supply tips and tricks. The winter season is in full swing in the minds of Fancy editors, so maybe it's not unusual that the Editor's Choice this week is Daphne Baking Company's Macadamia Nut Tart. While it strikes me as more of a winter-appropriate dessert, I got to try the tart (along with a sampling of other flavors from Daphne Baking Co.), and whether it was the brown sugar or the hint of maple syrup, the nutty, chewy sweetness was one that would definitely pick up and serve to friends or family. If it stayed around in my freezer long enough. The tart is great served plain, but would be heavenly warmed up with a scoop of melty vanilla ice cream. (Are you craving it yet?)

The tarts from Daphne Baking Co. come in boxes of two 3-in. tarts, and are available in not just Macadamia Nut, but Chocolate Raspberry, Lemon, Passion Fruit, Pumpkin and Chocolate as well. Find out more about Daphne Baking Co. at