Bay seniors have their own version of Proust’s madeleines which triggered vivid memories of his childhood. Ours is the coffee crunch cake of the much lamented, long gone Blum’s patisserie. (Of oourse, no one used that word back then). If you have the energy and attention span here’s a recipe for that soft, sugary treat. For the less ambitious Yasukochi’s Sweet Stop at 1790 Sutter claims to make a reasonable facsimile.