I rarely write about a single item, but when I’m that impressed, the world (slash my several loyal readers) need to know. So it’s Friday night, I left work around 7pm and after a rushed minute gym session I decided to search for food in Chelsea market to launch into my evening hanging solo at mi casa. After weeks of travel, and before another trip to California coming up this Sunday, I am looking forward to nothing more than doing absolutely nothing. After strolling through each little shop ravenous, I stopped into Amy’s Bread to explore the carb options given my sudden withdrawal after my week of bread baskets. There in the display lay three dark brown, soft, chocolatey rolls calling my name. I hadn’t eaten dinner, and I hadn’t had a sip of water at the gym, but something convinced me that buying the cherry-chocolate roll and eating it in the store in my gym clothes was acceptable.
These rolls are the ultimate sweet and bitter, earthy chocolate treat. Amy’s knows just how to make a luxurious dough – perfectly dense, fluffy, and soft to encase slightly melted chunks of high quality dark chocolate and juicy plump dried cherries. One bite of this is heaven. Less rich than a brioche or a croissant, I’d take this over France’s pain au chocolate any day.