i am susan thye. aka chocolatesuze. lives in sydney, australia. born 30.5.83. married to noods. works in social media. this is a food and lifestyle blog. i like cheeseburgers, cake, fried chicken and macarons.
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20 August 2012, 02:16
So like, I love donuts. Doughnuts or donuts, fried or baked, filled or holey, glazed or with cinnamon sugar, sweet or even savoury- I LOVE THEM ALL. Anywhos last weekend Helen, Richard and I met up for brekkie out in the hood and we got talking about donuts and before we knew it we had set a course for Berry to visit the famed Berry Donut Van.
But first a quick stop at Caffe Rosso (Cnr Station & Bowral Sts, Bowral) because a Googlemobile search for donuts in Bowral brought us to their website which said they had Panzerotti, a ricotta donut foldover. But unfortch there was no ricotta donut love to be had and worse, we find out that their products are actually baked at Buzy Bakehouse in Woollahra! FREAKING SYDNEY! GAHHHH!!! Ah wells there were still donuts to be had- a Vanilla filled donut which was satisfyingly creamy, a Chocolate filled donut that is rich and sweet aaaand an Italian donut which was our fave and covered in delicious sugar crystals.
We couldn’t resist stopping off at the Robertson Cheese Factory (107 Illawarra Hwy, Robertson) for a lil cheese tasting and I came away with a slab of Herb & Garlic Cheddar and a packet of my all time fav Crooked Creek cheese biscuits.
Of course while we were in Robertson we had to stop at the Robertson Pie Shop (4400 Illawarra Highway, Robertson) to ogle at the selection of pies and tarts and cute old skool candy section. Continuing with my theme of all things sweet I have chosen the Apple Turnover with cream ($4.10) and while I’m happy with the cream to pastry ratio I’m a little let down by the slightly bland apple pieces that taste like it’s come straight from a can. Helen and Richard have instead opted for something to wipe away the diabetes guilt and have gone for the Steak & Kidney pie ($4.60) and the Beef, Bacon & Cheese pie ($4.60).
I was THIS close to getting a custard tart because they were smiling at me. Oh c’mon now, how can you not smile back?
AND THEN. The moment we had been waiting for! The Famous Berry Donut Van (73 Queen St, Berry) at long last! 6 donuts set us back $7, we take a ticket and grab a seat and a short while later a bag of piping hot donuts fresh from the fryer arrive and await our eager stomaches.
They were glorious I tells ya! GLORIOUS! Fluffy innards so soft that they were almost cake-like and with a golden crust that had a liberal sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar ERMAHGERD bliss! Absolutely perfect for a cold winter’s day!
We couldn’t resist swinging by the Treat Factory (Old Creamery Lane, Berry) and stared in awe at packet upon packet of chocolates and candy of all shapes and sizes. I scored a salted caramel slice which was rich and gooey and perfect for a lil midnight snacking. Next door was the Treat Factory Warehouse which had everything a baker would dream of- fondants in all colours of the rainbow, sprinkles in all shapes of flowers and animals, different flours and sugars and even wholesale priced nuts and fancy salts. I could have easily spent all my $$ there if we had more time.
Oh but then look the Berry Woodfired Sourdough Bakery (23 Prince Alfred Street, Berry) was just around the corner too! Within walking distance it was! And well, it was just right there! We swoop upon the last remaining Macadamia Tart ($5.50) which had a flaky, buttery pastry and crunchilicious macadamia pieces.
And that, my friends, is the story of our completely random unplanned road trip. It was tasty, it was fun, and it was oh so sugary sweet haha I’m sure there will be many more donuts in my future!
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