Life's a peach
Peach's & Cream cake
Noshing & Sipping by Nancy Kalajian
When my aunt from Chicago described my late mom as "peaches and
cream," I used to think of sweetness and kindness -- until I visited Peach's
& Cream, an eight-year-old East Boston bakery, and tried the signature
cake. Now I think of fragrance, ethereality, and sheer culinary delight. The
shop's specialty -- two layers of vanilla cake sandwiching a whipped
pastry-cream pudding with fresh strawberries and canned peaches, topped with
fresh whipped cream -- costs from $15 to $75, depending on the size. A trifle,
a less expensive version at $1.75, is sold in a cup and made with ladyfingers.
Smaller cakes are readily available, but order at least 24 hours ahead for
Peach's & Cream, located at 69-73 Bennington Street, in East Boston, is
open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6
p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (617) 561-4725.
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