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大家好，今天要評價的是我在都柏林最喜歡的瑪芬，賣這個瑪芬的是一家烘焙坊兼餐廳：安的烘焙坊（直譯：Ann’s Bakery），如果你人在都柏林，那你應該看過這家店，他們在北城區總共有三個店址，這個烘焙坊是家庭事業，在都柏林已經有 40 多年的歷史了，1974 年他們在瑪麗街上開了第一間店，現在那條街上只有他們這家店面是從當時持續營業到現在的，可見他們的產品經得起時間和在地人味蕾的考驗～這家烘焙坊兼餐廳賣的是當日新鮮現做的麵包、甜點和鹹食。我之所以會知道這家店是因為我前陣子很想吃瑪芬，他們家的瑪芬完完全全對我的味啊！
Hello guys, today I will be reviewing one of my favorite muffins in Dublin by Ann’s Bakery. For those of you who live in Dublin, you might know this bakery since they have 3 branches in the North City. It is a family owned business and was established over 40 years ago. They have been on the Mary street since 1974 and are the only remaining store on the street from that period. You can see how it stands the trial of time and the locals’ taste! They have many freshly baked breads and goods in the store, they serve hot meals, too. I came across this place when I was looking for tasty muffins and it just knows what I wanted!
We’ve never really eaten in the bakery/restaurant. We always just grab some desserts or bread from the store and enjoy them at home with some coffee.
Today we will look at Ann’s bakery’s blueberry muffins, chocolate muffins, cookies, the strawberry cream sandwich, donuts and chocolate choux pastry (éclairs) and I will review these items in the order of my liking, the more I like it the later it will appear. All the items will be scored individually and in the end I’d also give Ann’s Bakery an overall evaluation.
Let’s just jump right into it
These cookies come in two colors but I think they are both chocolate chips cookies, just that the brown ones have white chocolate chips. The are decadent, rich and very sweet. To be honest, the cookie itself is tasty, it is crunchy on the outside and a bit chewy and sticky on the inside, not gooey though. However it is way too sweet even for my husband. The first thing he said after finishing one piece was “it’s too much." It would be a perfect treat for someone that loves chocolate and gratifying sugary taste in desserts.
草莓鮮奶油夾心麵包｜Strawberry Cream Sandwich
There are two nice things about this strawberry cream sandwich, first of all the bread itself is fluffy and fresh, second of all, the cream itself is light and smooth. However the portion of the cream and strawberry jam is a bit wrong. I would love to have more jam to compliment the cream and especially the bread otherwise you are just eating a plain bread with some nice cream that’s not too sweet, meaning not much flavor. Overall the texture is nice and is a nice choice for people that enjoy bread and love a nice touch of sweet jam.
巧克力閃電泡芙 | Chocolate Choux Pastry (éclairs)
Their choux pastry does its job and have a texture that’s between crunchy and slightly chewy. The chocolate coating on the outside is smooth and delicious and it has a reasonable ratio to the entire éclairs. The fresh whipped cream also adds nice and refreshing texture. One bite into this chocolate éclairs will make you feel loved but not spoiled. It is not a french style of éclairs considering the size is bigger and the overall taste is missing a wee bit finesse.
草莓甜甜圈 | Strawberry Donuts
If you are like me, who love a honest texture, then you’d like this donut very much. It is an honest dough meaning it is fresh, firm but tender and packs a bit of chew. The classic strawberry jam oozes out the moment you bite into it and the granulated sugar is going to stick on your fingers and make you very happy! I enjoy this donut a lot and appreciate it’s simplicity and decent flavor. However it is not stored in a cool place in the store but just a tray on the counter so the outer crust of the donut gets a bit soggy and sticky, personally I find it acceptable.
巧克力瑪芬 | Chocolate Muffins
Like I said, I wen to Ann’s bakery the first time in search of a good muffin, more precisely a good blueberry muffin. Therefore I automatically ignored this chocolate flavor the first time I was there. It was not until the second time I went that I decided to grab one and realized how good it is. The crust is baked to almost crispy and the inside is soft and tender, here and there you got bits of chocolate chips that just enrich the flavor. The dough itself has a chocolate flavor but it is not overly sweet or indulgent. This chocolaty muffin truly wowed me when I tried it and I was really hesitant if I liked it more or the blueberry one’s more. *Sighs.
藍莓瑪芬 | Blueberry Muffins
To determine which I like better, the blueberry muffins or the chocolate ones, I asked myself if I could have only one muffin right now what flavor I would choose and the answer was the blueberry. So I rest my case, blueberry muffins win by a neck. The thing about the blueberry muffin is that it just makes you feel amazing from the first bite to the last. The outside is crispy and the inside is tender and delectable with bits of blueberries that tease your taste buds. It may not have the most delicate look of a dessert, yet its flavor just lingers in my mind.
The biggest difference between the chocolate and the blueberry muffins is the texture. The blueberry ones are more moist and doughy, to a point that it might stick a bit onto your teeth when you bite into it. For those of you who love a moist, tender and freshly made muffin, I’m sure you’d enjoy this one! And it is huge so once you’re done with it you’ll be def tots satisfied.
Ann’s bakery also offers other baked goods, including Irish, European and traditional breads along with an excellent selection of confectionery and cakes, all baked fresh daily. They also have homemade food and sandwiches throughout the day, daily menu includes quiche and salads, baguettes, paninis and wraps to lasagne, battered cod or curry.
Price wise, I think they do tasty food at a reasonable price. Not to mention there are deals with baked goods, which results in me always getting 4 items at once all the time! They also have meal deals and kids menu. The bakery and restaurant look nice and clean however we don’t have any experience dinning in so can’t really review on this part in detail. Overall their desserts are nice and fresh. If you’re looking for tasty muffins in town, make sure you don’t miss this gem!
店家名稱 | Bubble Waffle Factory
官方網站 | Bubble Waffle Factory
地址 | 2 Merchant’s Arch, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
- 環境 ❤️❤️❤️🖤🖤 Atmosphere
- 食物 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Food
- 服務 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Service
- 價位 ❤️❤️❤️💔🖤 C/P
Taitai: I can have one right now!
Husband: Very special and filling.
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