Brickfields always has a cabinet packed with baked goodies, and this a quick round up of the ones I’ve had recently.
This is their Rose and Quince Tart ($6.00). It’s my first time eating quince, and I’ve since discovered that quince is highly astringent and inedible when raw, so of course, this is cooked. It has an enjoyable apple-like bite and texture, a vanilla-like sweetness and a citrus-like tartness. The quince sits atop a light rose infused creme patissiere, while the pomegranate provides fun bursts of acidity.
This is their Black Sesame Cookie ($3.50). It’s made with a coconut base, so the cookie has a good chewy texture as you’d expect. The black sesame flavour is present, although not strong enough to mask the competing taste of coconut.
And back to their more standard pastries, this is their Apple Galette ($6.00), with a buttery pastry that’s extra flaky and crispy with thin slices of sweet and tart apples. The glaze provides just enough sweet, making this galette a pleasure to eat.
Brickfields is located at 206 Cleveland St, Chippendale NSW 2008.