What better way to get pumped for Masterchef Live on Saturday then cakes and macaroons and sweets!
Every so often my one-day-hopefully-sister-in-law and her other half come to visit for the weekend, and I finally got to take them to Adriano Zumbo’s patisserie in Manly.
I think its hard for people not insanely obsessed with food to understand the excitement I feel when I I get to bite into a macaroon, with its crisp delicate shell and its chewy bursting with flavour inners.
I literally can’t wait to see the sweets masterclass with Adriano Zumbo, is it a bit crazy that I’ve thought if I get the chance to meet him that I might get him to sign my shoes?
Yeah shoes might be a bit of a stretch! Maybe I’ll take along my Jessie Steele apron and get all the celeb chefs – and other food bloggers if I meet any of you! – to sign instead.
I must say to all fellow food lovers and all those that just like to take a stroll and gander at my ramblings and recipes, thank you. Every viewer that puts a smile on my face and every blog I read is an inspiration to me.
But on to the sweets! Its so easy to get carried away in the small patisserie. You could almost miss the entrance if you weren’t peering over the steering wheel holding up traffic, in a panic because you had it in your head that if you didn’t get there early that they would miraculously sell out of every macaroon, every sweet little morsel that you had you heart set on and then you would have to wait until another day.
I believe we may have bought 2 of every macaroon flavour they had there that day.
I can try and name them all but please forgive me if I can’t remember! There’s so many and I got a bit overwhelmed by the outrageous tastes!
Burnt Butter, Chocolate, Licorice & Black Sesame, Salted Caramel, Strawberry & Cream, Vanilla Bean and Mint.
Above is the pandan cake, I believe it had a funky name like “Dan the Pandan Man”
The smell of pandan is one I find very difficult to explain to those that have never smelt it, its so sweet but slightly nutty taste. I wish I could tell you what the white coating was but I can’t, it was like nothing I had experienced on food before.
Chocolate with Raspberry surprise? I believe?
As you can see, the inside is as breath taking as a small cake can be. Just thinking about the time and care it takes to create such a miniature masterpiece, well, it makes me appreciate it while eating even more.
Also, if you check out Adriano Zumbo’s site currently you can preorder a signed copy of his new book which comes out in stores early October. Or browse the site and check out the menus with all his crazy magnificent sweets in stores at the moment!
So whats the most delicious sweet you’ve had so far in your life? And do you have crazy thoughts like having idols and celebs signing your shoes?
Peace out! and I hope your work day goes fast!