Saturday, November 21, 2009
Welcome to another round of crazy names and out-of-this world pastry confections - the Summer Autumn Adriano Zumbo Patissier range is out now!
Named 'I thought it You brang it I built it You bought it', the range consists of nearly 20 new cakes, and several new macaron flavours (you would have thought they'd be macaroned out after Macaron Day).
I only managed to make it to the shop late this Saturday afternoon, but thankfully there were several cakes still available. Here are some of the ones I saw:
1. Ed & Sons First Day at School - the cake (hazelnut biscuit, coffee creme, tonka bean mousse, creme citron) resembles a sandwich, and its contained in a paper lunch box with a fruit of the day and juice of the day. 10/10 for presentation!
2. Clancy, the rains are coming - remember the McCain corn cobbettes advert, where the kids are eating juicy corn on a tin roof and their father thinks it's raining? This dessert in a glass has corn and mango salsa with saffron creme brulee, mango jelly and pain d'epice, and citron punch in a squirter.
3. Pink finger - like a finger bun, this is choux with creme patissier and raisin, coconut and cinnamon.
Take a breath, there's more to come:
4. Weekend in the Cross - what do these names mean? This one looks and sounds incredible: pistachio pate sucree, rose brulee (oh, yes!), rhubarb compote, fresh watermelon and watermelon powder in a little plastic sachet. Oh, I get it now...
5. Tin Tin Mandago - another interesting combo: mango sable shell, genmaicha (green tea) ganache with mango agar and rice crispies
6. Not too s-h-a-b-b-y - flourless biscuit, muscavado creme brulee, chocolate mousse, choc malt creme legere. Not too shabby, indeed!
7. 5 6 7 8 - pineapple palm sugar sous vide, lemongrass pandan and vanilla creme leger, coriander creameaux, peanut sable. The only thing I don't like about this one is the coriander, but the rest sounds nice.
And the orange cone one (that looks like Finding Nemo) is called 'Is Anybody Working?' - apricot mousse, avocado creme, almond jelly, coconut dacquoise.
And for those who are gluten-intolerant, some of the cakes are gluten-free.
There are also some great macaron flavours, including Mint and Lemon Verbena, Sweet corn, Saffron and Vanilla, and Mango and Sticky Rice. There is a chocolate tart, too, with a cherry on top:
There is a thoughtful cheat sheet available at the shop that lists all the cakes. Not all the cakes were in-store when I went today, and I for one am waiting for the 'Alessia, I like big buns' and 'All in one builders friend'. *snigger, snigger*
I did get this cake, though. It is 'Your Frund in the Frudge.... Toasted!':
It looks like a sandwich, and tastes burnt. See those black flecks? They are burnt bits in the toast mousse. The 'bread' is caramelised puff pastry, and there is also tomato jelly and melted cheese creameaux. The tomato jelly was the best bit.
I also got some macarons, but I'll show you them next time. Oh, and if you have any idea where the names come from, please let me know.
Toodle-loo for now!
Adriano Zumbo Patissier is at 296 Darling St, Balmain, NSW. Web: adrianozumbo.com