As we all know, the only thing cyclists love as much as coffee, beer, and FTP increases is cake! So, since we already have a “What Beer Are You Enjoying” thread, I decided we ought to have one dedicated to what cake/pastry you enjoyed on or after your ride.
I’m betting the European contingent is going to have a strong edge on this one, though Americans who live in places with cookie restaurants at the tops of their climbs may offer some good content as well.
I’ll get things started:
The other day, my partner commented that she was really missing a dessert they traditionally eat in her Finnish homeland during February (to celebrate their national poet’s birthday - it was his favourite cake). Naturally I decided to figure it out and make her some, as they are non-existent in Canada. Given the difficulty of scaling recipes, I ended up with 6 cakes rather than the 2 we required. So, they’ve been my post-workout recovery strategy for the past couple days. It’s ok, I just started General Build, the time for weight loss has passed.
I present to you the Runeberg Torte. With 68g of carbs, 21.4g of fat, and 9.3g of protein, I’m going to give it a completely unfounded recovery nutrition rating of 6/10 and a completely biased though confirmed by the GF deliciousness rating of 9/10 (10/10 being reserved for true patisserie master works):