November 27, 2011

BSB - Heaven

hello there mob members,
it's laura. back again for another dessert post. i have been a little dessert piggy lately, yummo.

when i say BSB, you know exactly where i mean?
if you are not from sydney, then i forgive you but if you are ... i don't think we can be friends anymore. this place is that important to me.

BSB is the bourke st bakery & it is quite possibly the happiest place of earth. with four locations, i'm confident that you can find time to get to one of their locations for a quick bite. just do it, trust me. you can thank me first visit to BSB was a little over two months ago. i did a purchase & dash because i was in a hurry. i lined up & wait for 15 minutes in the line on a saturday morning. however, my morning was probably their lunch rush so i can not comment on what they are like earlier in the a.m.

i ordered a dark chocolate tart with raspberry & marshmallow plus a croissant to share with my friend who allowed me to use her hands for displaying our treats. my friend grabbed a mocha & loved it, i'm trying to avoid coffee at the moment ... i'm not doing so well on that idea, oops!

my next trip back was with my family, on a week day so the crowds were non-existent. we grabbed a table & took our turns running in to look at all the possible options. i decided quickly. when you see a sign that says passionfruit meringue tart ($5) - you do not turn away & pick something else. as an egg white, passionfruit lover - i couldn't say no. my mind was made up, i had found my dessert soulmate. look how beautiful they are!

the chefette came out with a very large piece of carrot cake ($4.50). this carrot cake was delightful. as you can see there isn't much of a frosting, it's more like a crumble. that is because they baked sour cream into the cake, it's a double layer of goodness. the bottom layer is full of nuts (that's what she said), the nuts were crunchy & worked wonders in your mouth.

i personally love this place & because of where their locations are, i'm never far from a tart(twss). if you want to see me of what i had at BSB, head over to starloz.

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November 24, 2011

Just Desserts: The Return to Bistro 80, Pyrmont

hello there,
laura here. i'm here writing my very first post as a mafia member. just writing that out makes me feel powerful. some words just sound dangerous to me, mafia being one of those words.

i remember months ago, i received an email from a reader of my personal blog asking me if i order dessert when i'm eating at a restaurant. the answer is that 8 times out of 10, i won't. simply because i'm obsessed with fruit porn. yes, i am indeed crazy.

i bet you are wondering why i am in a group called 'the women's dessert mafia', aren't you? it's ok, i will explain myself.

it is not a health choice, it's my choice. i make the choice because i want too. fruit porn has & always will hold a special place DEEP inside my heart, don't let my love for fruit fool you ... i do indulge & boy, do i do it well? indeed i do.

after tacos last week, the bff & i left our friend. we headed to the casino, she headed to bed. at the casino, we headed straight up to bistro 80 - where we ran into peter who thought the dessert mafia had dramatically lost members but i proudly informed him that we were in fact still together, just not tonight.

my bff had no idea what was going on when peter started talking to me about the dessert mafia, she just looked at me like i was crazy. i explained the story to her & she thought it was sweet of him to remember BUT she also thought i was weird. i told her to shut it, she laughed.

the banana bread & butter pudding ($10), again ... kicked ass. the custard warms my soul & actually speeds my heart up as i swallow, i actually lust after this pudding. it is so delicious that i hate to share it but i'm the girl who gives her bff the bigger half because i heart her. the hot chocolate fondant ($10) was boiling & the chocolate sauce tastes like it is a personal gift from the heavens to your mouth ...i.die. a chocolate death. mmmmmm, incredible.
being close to the restaurant where this blog started makes me happy, i adore returning.

see you soon everyone.