100 Favorite Dishes: No. 74, Hobnobs from Fluff Bake Bar
This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least once.
Plenty of bakers focus on recreating the treats of our youth these days, from updated Fluffernutters to organic Twinkies. Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar does that too, with specialties like Whoopie Pies and Mallowmars. But she does much more than bake vintage favorites.
Masson's version of Hobnobs, the English "digestive biscuit," are endlessly crave-able in their simplicity. They're the dessert version of Pringles; you can't eat just one, crunching through a top layer of thinly-spread milk chocolate into salty-sweet cookie itself below. Made with rolled oats, the cookies were once thought to be an antacid -- hence the term "digestive biscuit" -- due to a small amount of sodium bicarbonate in the recipe.
These days, however, they're useful for calming an upset stomach in another way: One bite of Masson's chocolatey oatmeal cookies and even a terrible day will seem suddenly brighter, hopefully relieving any knots in your stomach along the way. Take two with a glass of ice cold milk -- you can get both the milk and cookies at Revival Market -- and call us in the morning.
The list so far:
No. 100: Dumplings at Heights Asian Cafe
No. 99: Mixta Pizza at Friends Pizzeria
No. 98: Veggie tacos from Radical Eats
No. 97: Bean pie from Conscious Cafe
No. 96: Swiss chard crepes from Giacomo's Cibo e Vino
No. 95: Eggs Mia Bella at Mia Bella
No. 94: Mulligatawny soup at the Queen Vic
No. 93: Helado de Lúcuma from Pollo Bravo
No. 92: Black bean burger from Natachee's
No. 91: Chupacabra pizza from ERA
No. 90: Roast chicken from El Norteño
No. 89: Eggs El Salvador from Brasil
No. 88: Frank the Pretzel from Eatsie Boys
No. 87: Caldo Tlalpeño from Tacos del Julio
No. 86: English pea soup at Brasserie 19
No. 85: Falafel from Zabak's
No. 84: Buttermilk-fried pork loin with fried eggs at Canopy
No. 83: Grillades and grits from BB's Cajun Cafe
No. 82: Haemul dolsot from Seoul House
No. 81: Pandan waffles at Parisian Bakery III
No. 80: Pita bread and hummus at Phoenicia
No. 79: Goat pepper soup at Peppersoup Cafe
No. 78: Melon and Texas feta salad from Beaver's
No. 77: Hot Italian beef from BB's Beef & Hot Dog
No. 76: Bacon-avocado burger from Facundo Cafe
No. 75: Pancakes from Fountain View Cafe
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