With June and End of Financial Year being over I have never been happier to go on my lunch breaks during work. More often than not I bring food from home so sometimes it’s nice to have treat every now and then. It was just one of them days where it wasn’t raining and I just wanted to get out. Not knowing what I wanted or where to go I just wandered around aimlessly.
Ok so I wasn’t that close to Flour & Stone (though close enough) but I thought to make the trip to have a bit of a look anyways. It’s a cute little bakery that really gives an inviting vibe and homey touch.
Upon entering there is a large showcase of cookies made by Cookie Couture. The designs are amazing and absolutely gorgeous!
The menu changes daily however visit the menu link to see the full list of products that Flour and Stone have on offer. There was a whole heap of things I wanted to try today but it was only a lunch for one so I had to be good.
The chicken, leek and tarragon pie ($6.50) is my choice for today. It comes out beautifully golden brown with tarragon bits on top.
I cut through the pie with ease. Out comes steam and you can see the tender chicken and leek filling. The pastry is buttery, light and melts in the mouth. What a delight to eat! It was the perfect casing for the filling. Unbelievable.
I couldn’t go without getting something from the display cabinet. Look at all those goods and how pretty they looked!
It was a tough choice but I went for the Fine Apple Tart ($6.00). A thin, buttery pastry base was topped with finely sliced apples, slightly caramelised to give that bit of an extra touch. It was a delightful a apple tart and really made me giddy. It would have been perfect had it been warm or even fresh out of the oven.
An amazing bakery that should not be missed. I know where I’ll be wondering off to when in need of some delectable pastries and delicious hearty pies!
Word on twitter and instagram have got me hungry for more ….
Lemon Drizzle $5
A beautiful tea cake has been drizzled with a lemon syrup, and topped with lemon icing. You’d think it’d be a lemon overdose but it is oh so perfect! Where’s the rest of it? I want more!
Salted Caramel Tart $5.50
With a tart looking as sexy as that, how can you not order it? I was quite scared that it was going to be rich and sickenly sweet. Was it? Not at all. The caramel had the perfect amount of salt to offset the sweetness of the oh so light chocolate mousse like layer on top. Weeeeee, it is surely heavenly.
Raspberry and Vanilla Custard Donut $4.50
I have been hunting these bad boys. My first two visits (yes I’ve now been 3 times) did not have them but third time lucky – woo hoo! A soft, fluffy donut is filled generously with a creamy and oh so smooth vanilla custard and a raspberry jam (look, look at the inside!! wow). My god, that had to have been the best donut I’ve ever had. I don’t want to know how much I’ll be drooling if that had been freshly made.
Panna Cotta Lamington $6
I’ve never been a real fan of lamingtons, but there was so much talk about it over instagram (it’s my new facebook and twitter form of social media). A shoutout goes to TheSuzChef for repeatedly visiting Flour and Stone and making me drool over her instagram photos, namely the multiple lamington ones. So, yes, this is one freaking amazing lamington you will ever eat. Don’t go to woolworths/coles for a fix, make your way to Flour and Stone and get one of these babies. It’s worth the drive. I promise you, it will make all your worries go away and bring you to a happy place. I can’t even describe it, it’s that good. Hands down this is the BEST lamington I have EVER eaten. And I’m sure it will be extrememly hard to beat.
Flour and Stone
53 Riley Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Tel: +61 2 8068 8818