Somerville Restaurants Offering Up Marshmallow Fluff Treats
Union Square Donuts: “Fluffanutta” Doughnut
Since last week, Union Square Donuts has been teasing out images of their new Fluffernutter inspired doughnut via Instagram. The small batches they’ve produced thus far have promptly sold out within hours. Filled with a house-made peanut butter pastry cream and topped with crushed peanuts and a dollop of Fluff, the creation has proved to be one of the shops more successful seasonal offerings. Fortunately co-owner Josh Danoff and his team will up production this weekend to accommodate the bustling Somerville crowds.
16 Bow St., Somerville; 617-209-2257 or unionsquaredonuts.com.
Bronwyn: Ham ‘n’ Fluff Sandwich
From 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Bronwyn chef Tim Wiechmann is giving Marshmallow Fluff the gourmet treatment. Specials will include bar manager Billy Weston‘s “Beyond Flufferdome” cocktail (Fluff, Killepitsch herbal liqueur, and Berentzen Icemint Schnapps); giant haus pretzels topped with Fluff; and a smoked ham ‘n’ Fluff sandwich. “Ham and Fluff is a good combination because, like peanut butter and Fluff, we are playing off of the sweet and salty angle,” Wiechmann says. “The ham is made from brined and smoked pork shoulder from New Hampshire and there will be some pickles to give it tang and sourness.”
255 Washington St., Somerville; 617-776-9900 or bronwynrestaurant.com.
The Painted Burro: Tres Leches with Fluff
Using house-made fluff, a year-round staple on The Painted Burro’s dessert menu, the Davis Square spot will have three unique offerings. These weekend-only, “What the Fluff?” treats include a Rice Krispie sope topped with house-made fluff, Taza Mexican chocolate, and tequila-soaked cherries; a tres leches cake topped with Fluff; and a Mexican Mudslide with Kahlua, “Rumchata” (rum infused with horchata), tequila, ice cream, and Mexican chocolate topped with torched Fluff.
219 Elm St., Somerville; 617-776-0005 or thepaintedburro.com.
Brass Union: Fluff Moon Pie
Brass Union celebrate their inaugural Fluff Festival by transforming their dual patios into a beer garden and serving up marshmallow cream-laced desserts such as pastry chef Andrea Gillis’ Moon Pie ($4) with a dark chocolate shell, house-made graham crackers, and Fluff filling. Gillis will also be making doughnut holes ($4) filled with mission fig puree and Fluff.
For boozy twist on the festivities, beverage director Paulo Pereira will be making his “Seriously Fluffed” cocktail with Deep Eddy vodka, St. George Raspberry liqueur, house-made cinnamon syrup, lemon, and a coconut-Fluff foam. Brass Union will also provide coconut-Fluff hats for pours of Harpoon’s Pumpkin UFO and Downeast Cider.
70 Union Square, Somerville; 617-623-9211 or brassunion.com.