2.03.2013

Dianda's Italian American Pastry

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Dianda's Italian American Pastry's location in the Mission area of San Francisco seems misplaced amongst the blocks and blocks of taquerias. 

St Honore Cake at Dianda's Italian American Pastry-  2013 7x7 SF's Top 100 Eats
The St. Honore cake is this bakery's claim to fame.  A creamy rum cake surrounded by a ring of rum filled cream puffs.  Unfortunately, you can't buy this cake by the slice, but they do sell the cream puffs that are filled with the same rum filling.

Its somewhat cheating on the 7x7 2013 list since I'm not going to buy a whole St Honore's cake right now.  Although, I'll have to remember to pick one up when the holidays roll around again.  They pointed me to their cream puffs that are filled with the same rum filling and drizzled with a sugar glaze.

When they tell you it's a rum based filling, they really mean rum.  Its probably one of the strongest liquor flavored food items I've had in a long time.  The sweet rum flavor mixed with the cold whipped cream is utterly finger licking deliciousness.

You cannot walk into an Italian bakery and not get a cannoli.  Cannoli derives from the Silicilian word "cannolo" meaning tube.  This Sicilian pastry is made of a tube shaped fried pastry dough piped with cream. 
Although I prefer the tiramisu cakes layered with lady fingers, this tiramisu was decadent.  They don't hold back on the liquor here, the cake was sweet, creamy, and heavily soaked with liquor.

These days I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but when it does make an appearance it comes out full force.  I love the fact that the eclairs here come with an option of custard or the traditional cream filling.  This chocolate covered pastry filled with whipped cream is a classic eclair done right.


Address:                    Dianda's Italian American Pastry

                                   2883 Mission St.
                                   San Francisco, CA
 
Type:                          bakery/Italian

Popular chomps:        St. Honore cake
                                    tres leches
                                    tiramisu
                                    eclair
                                    cannoli

Chomp worthy:           St. Honore cake
                                    tiramisu
                                    eclair      

1 comment:

Marissa said...

Wow.. everything looks so yummy! my pants ripped just by looking at your blog.. lol love it though..

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