We recently dropped by Carlisle Bakehouse to grab some sweet treats. I was surprised at how busy the small suburban bakery was on a Sunday morning, a promising sign! We left the shop with three brown paper bags which I held carefully, my mouth watering the whole way home at the smells of dough, sugar and cream.
First, a long doughnut filled with cream. Jac had hoped this was a jam doughnut, but as it turned out, the only jam was the two little shiny blobs of raspberry jam on top.
It was hard to bite into this and not inhale cream!
I was quite happy it was a cream-filled doughnut rather than a jam doughnut. As I’ve grown older I’ve developed a rather dangerous liking for cream. On last night’s episode of Masterchef Australia, contestant Kate served her apple pie with cream as well as custard (I’ve woken up this morning with a terrible craving for a slice of hot apple pie with a big dollop of cream!). When I was a child I would always choose custard over cream. Now I will almost always choose cream. What about you?
Next: a chewy doughnut that resembled a plump grub, filled with thick custard that oozed out with every bite.
Third: an ugly but delicious chocolate eclair. If the custard doughnut looked like a grub, this lumpy bumpy eclair reminded me of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Despite its irregular appearance, this was the pick of the bunch – crisp, airy choux pastry with a crackly coating of chocolate, filled generously with fluffy whipped cream. I secretly wished I didn’t have to share this eclair! :)
There are lots more pies and pastries to try another day – we’ll be back for sure.
1/15 Archer Street, corner of Raleigh St, next to Alpine Restaurant.
Carlisle WA 6101
Telephone: (08) 9470 2567