It’s happening in about a week. Have you decided where your heart will be this Christmas? I’ve, weeks ago when I tried out Cedele’s limited edition goodies.
Photo from Cedele
This is probably the cake to look out for this year. Flip through any major newspaper in Singapore & you see Editors raving about this Limited Edition Yuzu Citrus Logcake $48. Of course, every classic needs an update, so here’s a creative twist to freshen things up in a logcake- cold pressed concentrated yuzu juice imported directly from Kochi Island of Japan. Yes! You’re reading it right! Anyway, the plain thought of an expensive fruit, Yuzu, already scored massive points.
Yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, is more commonly found in Japan. Though both sour, I personally like yuzu more than lemon because it tastes more…how should I put it. Delicate? Less bitter? More floral? It also sounds much classier. Imagine Yuzu logcake VS Lemon logcake. Which would you pay $48 for? Not that I don’t think the Yuzu Citrus Logcake from Cedele is worth every penny, I really do. If not I wouldn’t be writing about it & still plaster this entry with a ‘Hazel Recommends’. & you know what this means for a fuss pot like me!
It’s very velvety & the floral refreshing taste combine with a tinge of saltiness hit me. It was like heaven & earth when the heavenly fruit Yuzu, marries the earthy log. Plus it’s bright, cheerful & sweet-looking just like me. Delightful!
If the Yuzu Citrus Logcake was heaven & earth, then this Flourless Chocolate Logcake $39.80 must be the LBD (Little Black Dress) of the Christmas chocolate. This my dears, is what every Cedele fan is familiar with, crazy over every year, praying & crossing fingers every December that the famous health restaurant will bring back. & thankfully for us this year, it’s back!
The cake part itself was fantastic enough; definitely very chocolaty & intensely rich. then when you get to the middle, it’s like chocolate mud! Hooray! I totally not only want to wallop the whole thing myself but want to swim in it as well!
& the fact that the cake is flourless & uses only organic unrefined sugar really showed how skilled the artisans at Cedele are. Impressive!
What was a quiet, private silence while my dining companion & I both savour the previous goodies with respect for them turned into an animated conversation of “Mmmm, the crust is DAMN GOOD MAN!” & “My Lord, the pineapple jam! SO DAMN SOFT!” with our cutlery flailing in the air.
Yep, the Pineapple Mince Pie $20/6pcs really got us even more high & hyper. I mean, Cedele really proved that pineapple fillings can be fresh & TENDER. If you find pineapple fillings softer than Cedele’s, let me know! There were walnut bits too & the entire filling still stayed so moist & heavenly. Two thumbs up!
Ok, truth be told, this is my first Christmas fruit roll. I don’t normally order this since firstly, it doesn’t aesthetically wow me & secondly, figs & dates though I like to eat them, sound really like a Martha Stewart kind of Christmas treat. So hence I’ve never felt compelled to buy it. Anyhow, tried it & loved it!
For some reason, I felt so Christmasy eating it even though I’d this in late November. I guess a good fruitcake like the Flourless Fruit Cake Roll (250gm) $19.50 does transport a person to a Christmas story, one with yummy traditions.
Ok, end of raving. I really hope you’ve already called up Cedele. Cause it’s a mad house like always & you really don’t want to miss out on Cedele’s festive treats. Or if you like to dine out, make your reservations at their restaurants (their turkey is awesome, but much better dine out than in). Hustle!
Cedele goodies are available at all 21 Cedele outlets island-wide. Free delivery for orders above $250. Last order: 21 December 2010. For a list of Cedele locations, click here.
Cedele @ Marina Bay Link Mall (NEWLY OPEN!)
8A Marina Boulevard
Marina Bay Link Mall
Tel: 6634 8942
Mon – Fri : 8am – 10pm
PH/ Sat – Sun: 10am – 10pm