- the Coconut Shagg cake
- the Elvis cupcake
- the Vitty (sponge, marscapone, strawberries and marsala)
- Fig and ricotta tartlets in pinenut pastry / Ricotta and strawberry tartlets
- Peanut Butter caramel Banoffee Pie
- Pecan Maple and Bourbon Pie
- Dr Hogg apple pie with super rich vanilla custard
- Quince and brown butter tart
- Rhubarb custard crumble tart
- Flourless chocolate roulade with ricotta cream and strawberries
[I’ll post photos as I get them, lately I’ve just been stuffing face too quickly]
The raspberry and strawberry meringue roulade is one of my favourite cakes at Beatrix, unfortunately it only comes round during Summer. A light, addictive cake which hits all the right spots.
The Quince and vanilla Crème brûlée tart is a fantastic take on the traditional egg-y dessert. Made with organic eggs and vanilla bean, the crème custard is heavy but delicious. The only thing I would change is having a thicker caramelised top, to shatter and crunch through whilst enjoying the subtle quince taste.
Nat’s Tarte Tatin is always a hearty affair, thick with apples and pastry perfectly baked with caramelisation around the tops and edges; baked fresh and served warm with chantilly cream it is one of the best Tarte Tatin’s I have tasted but due to its irregular baking schedule I am constantly wanting more.
The Saffron poached doyenne pear and chocolate frangipane tart is an interesting combination of a crumbly chocolate base with sweet poached pears. It is quite fragrant and not as heavy as other chocolate cakes.
The salted caramel chocolate slice is decadence in a slice. Each layer is a perfect size, the caramel is smooth and luscious, the chocolate is dark but not too bitter and the base is crumbly like shortcake. Quite a regular on most days so you won’t have to worry about missing this one.
Red Velvet Cake, a delicious moist lightly cocoa cake topped off with cream cheese frosting and tiny chocolate wafer balls. It looks impressive and tastes just as good.
Banana walnut layer cake with halva buttercream is a nice subtle banana cake that isn’t too sweet or assaulting on the senses. Quite a nice afternoon tea cake, perfect to pair with a cup of English Breakfast.
Helle’s Belle pear gateau with cocoa brown butter sponge, white chocolate mascarpone mousse, poached pears, pear jelly, pear liqueur and cocoa glaze. It really is as complex as cakes come. It’s a delicious romp through pear valley with a nice soft sponge and marscapone layers. It may look sloppy and borderline unpresentable, but wow. It does not go wrong with this cake.
Calamity Janes! They’re most easily described like a Wagon Wheel but WOW does that not do it justice. A homemade vanilla marshamallow round lathered in sweet raspberry jam smooshed between two sweet biscuits and coated in milk chocolate that melts in your hand. It’s kind of amazing. They are VERY sweet, but a very worthwhile treat to reward yourself with.
Almondjaws: toasted almond shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leches, quite a hard biscuit, and while the dulce de leche is sweet, overall this biscuit isn’t my favourite from Beatrix.
Dark chocolate chip cookies with a salty sprinkle – nicely gooey soft cookie with generous choc chips throughout. YAAAS.
The Tuco; really slow cooked warialda belted galloway beef brisket, charred chilli salsa, corn, crema, radish and coriander slaw and crispy tortilla bits was like a Mexican fiesta in my mouth. I started off just tasting the corn and even that was so full of flavour, charred and popping sweet. Nat has considered every layer of this concoction. The beef has a delicious spicy kick to it and is so perfectly tender The salad furthers this dish into the realm of meal once again, with the tortilla chips finishing off the ciabatta.
Other ciabattas you should try:
- Lady Trout: harris smokehouse hot smoked ocean trout with kipfler potato, green beans, egg, roasted tomato and parsley with black olive aoili.
- The Chairman: pork belly in our char sieu style sauce, iceberg, sesame mayonnaise, snow pea sprouts, mint and Szechuan pepper salt
- La Boef: cold roast beef, kipfler potato salad, beans, roasted tomato, roquette and tarragon mayonnaise.
- Senor Spud: (meat free) caramelised onion, potato and egg tortilla with roasted red peppers and green olive aioli
- The Furio: rare roasted Warialda Belted Galloway beef rump cap with tonnato mayonnaise (tuna and caper), radicchio slaw and crispy parmesan wafers