Extraordinary Desserts by Karen Krasne offers homemade baked goods and fresh seasonal fruits prepared to perfection. Their flavored Hawaiian Kona Gold coffees and organic espresso are a favorite among connoisseurs, as well as, their large selection of organic herb teas. There are two Extraordinary Desserts locations in San Diego California to choose from. Known for their intense flavors and exquisite eye-appealing designs, this traditional French-style baked goods establishment creates works of art with their innovative edible fresh flowers, fruits, imported Valrhona fine French chocolate and signature gold leaf designs.
Morning Pastries. Scones are made daily with several flavors to try: oatmeal-date, lemon, Valrhona chocolate pecan, apple-brie and gluten-free, fruited vegan. Several types of Danish pastries and croissants to sweeten up your boss and co-workers. The specialty coffees and delicious herbal tea selection truly hits the spot.
Exquisite Cookies. To die for cookies like cherry chocolate chip, white chocolate granola, mocha macadamia, vegan peanut butter carob and fruited oatmeal are worth going out of your way for.
Petit Desserts. Lemon Meringue Tartelettes: Fluffy clouds meringue atop lemon-curd shells, $18 per dozen. Extraordinary Brownie: Deep, dark Valrhona chocolate and roasted almonds in a flourless-like cake with a signature gold leaf and chocolate shard finish, $20 per dozen.
Scrumtious Shortbreads. Try any one of these chocolate chunk, pecan triangle, Earl Grey, coconut cream or macadamia triangle shortbreads; they are dense, rich and flavorful.
Homemade ice cream and sorbet. So many flavors to choose from-all of them with intensely taste bud satisfying excellence. Gianduia hazelnut, mango-banana, red peach, bananas Foster, brown sugar vanilla and Hana highway are a few special delights.
Remarkable Cakes. Giandula: Chocolate cake layers laced with Myer’s rum and married with chocolate mousse, hazelnut cream, and boysenberry preserves; it is covered with crushed pralines. Dulce de Leche: homemade dulce de leche covers this magnificent chocolate torte. La Bete Noir: Chocolate mousse, vanilla crème brulee and chocolate ganache are layered between dark chocolate cakes and glazed with a Madagascar vanilla bean syrup. Moroccan: Velvet-like chocolate mousse covers delicate layers of honey, pistachio, almond nougat; finished with a light pistachio cream, crushed pistachios and chocolate. These are just a few of the many cakes that will impress your party guests and probably make some cry. They sell for $42 for 6 inch, $46 for 8 inch and $48 for a 10 inch size cake.
Gourmet Sugars. Amber Sugar Crystals, Diamond Sugar Crystals and Muscavado Sugar Crystals are decadent and a perfect finish-sprinkle on ice cream or tart desserts.
Extraordinary Gourmet Specials. Canadian Blueberry Jam, Organic Ginger Pear Jam, Tropical Blossom Honey, Hawaiian Island Passion Fruit syrup and homemade chutneys can be ordered from their online store.
Extraordinary Desserts Gift Certificates. Purchase a gift certificate for that picky person in your life that lights up whenever the aroma or sight of sweets demands their attention. These can be ordered online and they are available in $15, $25, $50 or $100 denominations. A coveted passport to culinary treasure troves of pleasure.
Extraordinary Desserts Locations. Little Italy, 1430 Union Street, an Diego, CA 92101, (619) 294-7001 and Balboa Park, 2929 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 294 2132.