You maxed out on macarons while climbing out of your cupcake coma. For a new kind of sugar rush, we introduce Drizzles.
The dense, buttery-soft, hand-molded cookie logs are named for their finishing zigzag of melty glaze. Born from a batch of biscotti gone wrong, Drizzles may be the greatest mistake mother-daughter team Lorrie and Alexys Galek have ever made.
Rather than dumping the batch, Alexys dumped nursing school for the pastry program at Kendall College, and with Lorrie’s help, Dessertful was born. Sure, they make customized cupcakes for weddings, handmade candies (salted caramels), and bite-size sweets (Scottish shortbread, brownies). But Drizzles are their bread and butter.
Using her cravings as inspiration, Alexys creates flavors like taffy apple (laced with juicy Granny Smith chunks and a pinch of cinnamon, topped with caramel drizzle and chopped peanuts), cappuccino chocolate chunk, cranberry orange, and lemoncello. Try one (or twelve).
Available at Southport Grocery & Cafe, 3552 North Southport Avenue, between Addison and Eddy Streets (773-665-0100 or southportgrocery.com). For custom orders, call 847-991-6522.
Photo: Courtesy of Southport Grocery & Cafe