Posts tagged ‘tarts’

November 16, 2011

Bourke Street Bakery, Surry Hills

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Bourke St Bakery

Throw out your diets and detoxes, and don’t even think about coming over to Bourke St Bakery if you’re not ready to indulge. I know Bourke St Bakery is not the newest spot on the block, but it ceases to amaze me how many people know little of it. So here’s my plug and photos of what I think is one of the most amazing bakeries around Sydney.

Bourke St Bakery

Don’t be alarmed as you walk down to see a snaking queue around the corner with hungry carb-goers trying to fit through the tiny entrance. Bourke St Bakery has plenty of savoury pastry delights from sausage rolls, meat pies to sugar heaven of tarts, tarts and more tarts!

Bourke St Bakery Meat pie

Bourke St Bakery
Pork & Fennel Sausage Roll

Bourke St Bakery
Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Tart

There are so many things to choose from that you’ll be spoilt for choice, but I definitely love the piping hot pork & fennel sausage roll and the chocolate mousse tart with a hidden burst of raspberry tucked inside. The creme brulee tarts are also a hit with silky smooth custard topped with a crunchy, sugar topping. And if you’re sourhead, definitely go for a shot of the addictive yet sour lemon tarts.

Bourke St Bakery

They also bottle up some great chocolate milkshakes and juices, coffee and teas to wash down all the goodness.

Bourke St Bakery

Bourke St Bakery

Surry Hills is the hot favourite, but it’s now open in Alexandria, Marrackville and Potts Point with a lot more breathing space.

Bourke St Bakery
633 Bourke St
Surry Hills, Sydney 

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October 24, 2010

SIFF 2010 Sugarhit – Azuma Kushiyaki

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My first Sugarhit for the Crave festival is Azuma Kushiyaki. I particularly enjoy the restaurants who are embracing the point of Sugarhits as an opportunity to showcase samples of their desserts, so I was grinning to see that they were serving their desserts in not one, but two sample boxes!

Azuma’s first box includes a vanilla pannacotta with strawberry coulis, and Belgian chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis topped with freeze dried raspberries. This was delicious with a light pannacotta that was perfectly flavoured with the sweet raspberries. The chocolate mousse wasn’t too sweet either and the both complemented each other very well.

The next box included a Japanese wasabi ganache tart, almond financier, Japanese green tea tart and smiley macaron. Although this box was more experimental, I could not enjoy it as much as the first – not being a fan of wasabi and heat, I really couldn’t conjure the willpower up to eat it.

It was a bit of a laugh that the macaron faces were so similar to their eaters…

Sugarhits are happening in the month of October after 9pm. All desserts are served with a glass of Brown Brothers Orange Muscat & Flora or Hennessy Cognac.

Azuma Kushiyaki
1/2 Chifley Square

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