Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sugar Snails

This weekend I accomplished something that had been on my Boston Bucket List (things to do before leaving Boston) that I never accomplished--Visiting the Harpoon Brewery! It was lovely, and definitely something I'll do again. $5 for a tour of the brewery, history of the beer and brand, and little tastings along the way--including beer in mid-stage of the process. At the end, it's a half hour of all-you-can-drink (UFO pumpkin was amazing!). And you get a tiny Harpoon cup to take home! Our tour guide looked like Colin Hanks. I will post a picture if I remember, once I find my USB connector thing...

My AC is out of my window. I guess fall has sped up its pace a little. The chilly mornings and warm afternoons mean it's difficult for me to pick out what to wear! I end up throwing on long jeans and long sleeved tees only to be wishing I'd gone with another summer dress later. 

I am feeling the need to figure out a bomb Halloween costume too... and plan out what to do with my birthday weekend...

Anyways, there's no thoughtful insights for this post. The weekend didn't really lend itself to any--it was just fun. And you know what, I'm grateful for that :) Also any time I get to visit my beloved city just puts me in a good mood all over. 

Sugar Snails! I remember one evening, in my little Brookline apartment, my roommates and I were hankering for a snack. Probably after midnight, during finals, and in dire need of something delicious. Then one of my friends blurted out "sugar snails!" and proceeded to whip up these little things.
They look like turds in these pictures, I am well aware. BUT, their deliciousness is hard to beat. So easy, and you'd think they were a from-scratch baked good. Here I used mascarpone in lieu of cream cheese, since for some bizarre reason I had that but no cream cheese. I think my roommate got the recipe form Zoom, but I can't find it. If you know where it's from, let me know!

Sugar Snails
(amounts vague so you can make as little or as few as you wish!)
  • -Slices of white bread (one slice will make three snails)
  • -Cream cheese, softened, or mascarpone
  • -Melted butter
  • -Cinnamon sugar

-Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Trim the crusts off the bread and flatten with a rolling pin or glass.

-Spread cream cheese on one half of the bread and roll up so that the cream cheese is on the inside. Slice into three pieces.

-Dunk the rolls in melted butter, then in the cinnamon sugar. Bake for 10 minutes, or until they start to crisp a little.

-IMPORTANT: These are terribly hot once you take them out. The sugar becomes MOLTEN. So do let them cool off before devouring them entirely (I ate all these myself)!


  1. How fun! I've never heard of these before but they would be a perfect quick sugar fix for those late night cravings.

  2. Our senior year of college, my roommate and I made a boston bucket list as well and we totally went to harpoon! So much fun.

    these sugar snails look super delicious. definitely late night craving food.