After our visit to The Paramount Coffee Project the bff and I give ourselves a little time to digest before deciding to make our way to Newtown for the much talked about Black Star Pastry. There’s always room for dessert we say.
It’s a first time visit for us both making the trip to this boutique all the more exciting.
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and the line was out the door. The line did move relatively quickly as most people ordered take away, simply because the shop itself is rather small and there was very, very minimal seating available.
So many options – where to even begin?
This cake was on display at the front of the counter and I just fell in love with the look and sound of it. Hopefully it’s still there when I visit next because I so want a piece.
Monsieur Canelle $3.50
I had my first taste of the canelle (or is it spelt canele?) in France and my first home made version from a dear friend in London. A canelle is made from eggs, sugar, milk and flour generally flavoured with rum and vanilla. This one from Black Star Pastry was singing with spices. It was just how I remembered, and I’m so glad to have found a canelle stockist in Sydney. It’s been 2 years since I’ve had one.
Raspberry Brulee Tart $6
A beautifully velvety smooth vanilla custard sits on a pool of tart raspberries encased in buttery shortbread with a brulee finish. This little thing is just to die for. It’s perfectly balanced with the raspberries leaving a slight zing in the mouth. The crack of the brulee top was just music to my hears – it’s exactly how all brulees should sound like, and look like and taste like.
Strawberry Watermelon Cake $7
One of Black Star Pastry’s signature cakes is this beauty with layers of almond dacquoise, rose cream and watermelon. I was a bit skeptical as to how it work because you normally wouldn’t see layers of watermelon in cake and also because it has such a high water content. However, it is unanimous – this cake is a hit, a success, too good to be true (or anything else along those lines).
The dacquoise adds some crunch and is offset by the rose scented cream and the juicy watermelon. This cake is one hell of a beauty and it tastes just as delicious as it looks (and surprisingly not overly sweet). It’s so pretty that I could stare it all day long.
Black Star Pastry also have a savoury selection with sandwiches, pies and quiches.
Black Star Pastry
277 Australia St
Newtown, NSW 2042
Tel: +612 9557 8656