Flour and Stone
53 Riley Street
+61 2 8068 8818
There is a small little shop on a quiet street that is filled with the most decadent delectable treats. It is THE gingerbread house of all gingerbread houses. It is in Sydney, and baby, it’s worth travelling for. Flour and Stone is a bakery where dreams are fulfilled. Each delicious cookie, pie, tart or cake is lovingly handmade only to be greedily devoured.
I insisted that we dine at Flour and Stone when the girls and I were flew in for Mardi Gras. Stepping into the bakery created an impact on the senses: the heady smell of baked sugar and butter, the wafts of rich dark chocolate and the display of edible beauties. We didn’t know where to start. Finally, we decided to share 3 sweets and balance the sugar out with 1 savoury pie. Salted caramel chocolate, apple tart and a lamington for breakfast? Yes please!
The chocolate tart was rich and gooey with the salted caramel cutting through the heaviness of the dark chocolate. Cookie Monster loved the contrast and even remarked that the salt made the rich tart ‘deceiving’.
Our next dish of apple tart sure was absolutely ‘Fine’. The custard and baked apple slices were silky smooth and Freckles liked how the filling perfectly blended into the pastry.
Our final dessert was the famous Flour and Stone lamington. As I’ve heard that many Melbournians have often requested these babies be flown south of the border, I had to see what the fuss was all about. It has to be the best lamington I’ve ever tried. The sponge cake was smooth and moist, and the chocolate icing with juicy coconut flakes made it sensational.
Our leek pie was delicious. The pastry shell was flaky and buttery, and the filling was generous with tasty chunks of vegetable and cheese.
Flour and Stone certainly belongs amongst the dessert heavens. Do go, please, even if you’re on a diet. I promise every bite and crumb is worth every calorie.