Good Stuff: Gelato, sweet bread, and better bourbon
Krema’s in Greektown is home to some yummy baked goods, both sweet and savory. Through the end of the month they’re artisanal pumpkin spice gelato. Made in-house every morning with fresh whole pumpkin, organic milk and sugar, and a dash of cinnamon and spice. The flavor is rich and refreshing without overdoing it on the pumpkin or spice.
Two scoops (4 ounces) in a cone or cup runs $4.25. It pairs well with a cup of hot Greek coffee enjoyed in the cozy shop, or you can take home a pint for Thanksgiving celebrations.
Mighty good minis
It’s not too early to get a jump on Christmas. Bauli is offing a mini panettone. The sweet bread loaf originally from Milan is as good as the larger loaf, but bite size. The new mini’s would also make a great stocking stuffer. A 3.5-ounce package costs $2.99
Cooks Illustrated is known to publish helpful hints and tricks dubbed “Kitchen Hacks” in their publications and now they’ve even come up with a way to make less-than-stellar bourbon taste like, or at least closer to, the good stuff. To pump up a 750-milliliter bottle of hooch, add 1 tablespoon dry sherry, 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/8 teaspoon of liquid smoke to the contents of the bottle.