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Passionfruit meringues at Bourke Street Bakery

September 22nd, 2010  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  5 Comments

Passionfruit meringues

Even though the warmer spring weather we’re hoping for seems to be running behind schedule (like a band going through a spectacularly long sound-check), there’s one consolation – the Passionfruit Meringues ($5) at Bourke Street Bakery. These started to appear, about a month or so ago, in the counter displays of the Marrickville branch. The plan was: they would later join the line-up at the other stores if they became popular. Luckily, the pastries passed the audience awareness test and you don’t have to make the pilgrimage to Marrickville if there’s a closer Bourke Street Bakery to you.

Passionfruit meringues

The Italian meringue topping flares up like a comet-tail – lighter than light and all soft, aerated ruffles. Bringing it down to gravity is the zippy passionfruit bavarois, cased in a pastry shell that crumbles perfectly on bite – the easy landing you’re after. If spring would play temperature catch-up with the actual calendar, this could be my favourite flavour of the season.

PS This also appears in the Bourke Street Bakery cookbook, if you feel like getting out your sugar thermometer and measuring cups.

Bourke Street Bakery: 474 Gardeners Road, Alexandria NSW (02) 8339 1001; 633 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW (02) 9699 1011; 2 Mitchell St, Marrickville NSW (02) 9569 3225.

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  1. cravenmaven says:

    Oh you are a gem! I was reading this post, mouth watering and wondering where can I find a recipe for this and voila…I want to try this in the worst way. Sounds delish.

  2. Jasmin says:

    Thanks so much for the tip! When I first saw the photo I’d wondered why I hadn’t seen them during lunchtime jaunts to the Bourke St branch. Will wander past soon and grab a few (photographing them first, of course! 🙂

    Love the photos too.

  3. Thanks for reminding me of this recipe in the Bourke St Bakery cookbook.
    Can’t wait to enjoy one of these. Passionfruit is so refreshing! Now just need some Melbourne spring sunshine, ha.

  4. Madam Wu says:

    They look amazing and they’re so much better slightly browned! Thanks for sharing the love.

  5. Sara says:

    best name for a blog I have ever seen! I will have to pick my times for visiting as it will always be a appetite starter 😉

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