Last week, on assignment from the Wellesley Townsman, I photographed Susu’s Bakery Boutique in Wellesley Square. Even though I have been to Wellesley Square a handful of times, I have to admit never noticing the lovely French bakery that sits on the corner of Washington and Church Streets. And wow, have I been missing out on my previous visits to town! I walked in and immediately noticed elegance; lovely wooden tables with fresh flowers, classical art on the walls and large sunny windows framed with tasteful drapes. Not just a coffee shop, Susu’s is a beautiful place to treat yourself to delicious French-inspired sweets or wonderful sandwiches and salads. I got to taste her infamous Donut Muffins, which are exactly what they sound like (only a million times better than any donut I’ve ever had) and the lemon-curd filled Coconut Cake, which is also what I photographed.
The Townsman ran a segment on Susu’s lemon curd, which she uses to fill cupcakes and cakes and serves as a condiment with scones and fruit. You can read the segment here and see a few other photos below. I witnessed the lemon curd making process and can sum it up as endless stirring until the mixture is the perfect consistency and texture. But I can’t sum up the amazing taste – you’ll have to try it yourself!