Thursday, February 6, 2014

San Francisco French Pastry Shop: Craftsman and Wolves

About 1-2 weeks ago my husband and I were watching a show on tv called "Unique Sweets" .  They had a whole episode dedicated to chocolate shops in San Francisco.

As we sat there drooling, we decided we could go check it out! Here's the report:

The shop is called "Craftsman and Wolves".

picture from official website
They have a whole bunch of goodies in the cabinet.  The far right contains the baked pastries.  The left is the refrigerated cakes.

We chose several items.

#1. The Chocolate, Caramel, and Vietnamese Cinnamon Cube Cake.

This was what was featured on the show. And rightly so! It is divine! The outside is actually spray-painted with chocolate, that's why it looks so perfect!


A look at the inside of this cube cake... it is a nice fluffy chocolate on the outside.  The middle has a layer with cinnamon.  And the bottom is this yummy crunchy caramel crust.  My only complaint is that the crust isn't big enough! It needed to go all the way to the outside. 


#2. Next up, the Caramelized Hazelnut Financier.  It was GOOD.  I mean, you could eat like 5 of these.

If you don't know, a "Financier" is a type of "Petit Gâteau".  It is a type of little French cake and it is made with almond flour.  It isn't quite as sweet as the traditional American cake.  It is most similar to the pound cake.

Here's how you say "financier": fy-nan-see-eh
Here's how you say "petit gâteau": puh-teet gah-toe

Hazelnut Financier
 #3. Hot salted sipping caramel with buttery croissant bites.

Wow. This was seriously delicious.  It's like a hot chocolate, but hot... caramel. I've never had one before.  It was just... good. It was a small espresso shot size, not too overpowering with sweetness.


Okay. Well there ya go.  Now I just need to figure out how to make my own hot sipping caramel. 
Or... I could just go visit the bakery again.

My one and only complaint: parking is nearly impossible to find.  If you can walk, bike, or take a bus to the Mission District in SF, it's probably a lot easier!

Now visit Craftsman and Wolves Instagram and look at some of their pretty pictures!

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6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this place looks amazing. My daughter and I are about to depart on a trip to San Fran. We are putting this on the list!

    Wonderful to have you at "Oh the PLACES I've been!"

    - The Tablescaper

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  2. That's one of my favorite places to hang out and try some fancy and really good desserts, need to go there again soon!

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  3. Those goodies look so delicious. I now want to see if I can find a recipe for hot caramel online. Those croissant bites look so decadent.

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  4. What a wonderful world of sweet treats! If I lived nearby I’m afraid I might visit often. Thanks for the tour. Love, love, love your blog name and blog!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  5. Oh my would I be in BIG trouble. Yum!

    Have a lovely Valentine's Day!

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  6. I, (un)fortunately live far enough away that I can't visit here weekly. My waistline appreciates that! Can't wait to go again, hope everyone makes a stop by next time they are in the city!

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