Clear Flour Bread

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A couple weekends ago, upon the French Club president’s recommendation, I found Clear Flour bread, a bakery (or boulangerie, en français!) in Allston. The most dangerous thing is that it’s only a 10 minute walk. Walk? You may ask…I wouldn’t have walked anywhere at home either, but when you walk a few miles a day just trying to get to class, 10 minutes isn’t just bearable, it’s pleasant.

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As a nice bonus, the sun was setting at the time of the escapade (yes, finding food can be an adventure), which made for some gorgeous light and amazing photos of fall.

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Clear Flour Bread is a petit hole in the wall bakery, and when I say bakery, I mean just that. It is not, as I had expected, a café, nor does it offer places to sit. It’s tucked away off the main road in a residential area, but still had a line (almost) out the door when Melissa, Danielle, and I went. There are so many wonderful things in this tiny shop, and if you find yourself near BU for any reason, I recommend that you pay this bakery a visit.

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Verdicts: Melissa declared the bouchon (French brownie) one of the better brownies she’s eaten; Danielle like the financiers (almond cakes); I fell in love with the kugelopf. It was amazingly fluffy and soft with sweet raisins and a sticky coating. I’ve only read about this pastry, but it is now taking me a painfully large amount of self-control to not walk over to the bakery every weekend. Thank goodness that BU gives so much work.

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