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Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Apple and marscarpone cruffin: In LA on Larchmont, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse looks like just a regular pastry shop: no lines, a modest storefront, and a few nicely presented seasonal options. Both cruffin flavors (maple and beer and apple and marscarpone) were available, with seemingly no particular demand. We tried the apple and marscarpone muffin and donut hybrid, which stood tall and was dusted in sugar. The flavor of the apple filling was nicely spiced and textured like applesauce, and the exterior pastry struck me as more croissant than donut (flaky on the outside but with a soft and layered interior). I didn’t get much buttercream, was more of a topping than a filling. Overall, it was a decent pastry, but not something I would ever crave, and certainly not an item I think is worth queuing for. 3.0/5.0

3.0 cruffin marscarpone apple mrholmesbakehouse la muffin donut pastry
11/23/2017