Orange Spot vegetarian pastie
Orange Spot is a popular bakery. It’s good, I’m not sure if it’s as good as it thinks it is (charging me crazy prices for food!)
The veggie pastie was more expensive than the normal pastie. This goes against everything I hold dear. I love meat, but I had it in pasties. Who do they think they are? On the other hand, it was a nice pastie. It’s a pity they don’t do cheese and veg, my ultimate flavour combination.
Orange Spot custard tart
Normal custard tart. I don’t buy them, myself. I find the shell is always too soft and rich, the eggy exterior is nice, but Portugese custard tarts have stolen my heart.
Orange Spot custard berliner
I love berliners. This is no exception. Yummy custard, oily yeasty sweet doughnut exterior, icing on top. No complaints, except that Pt Elliot Bakery’s berliner is bigger!
Orange Spot chocolate eclair
Spongey soft crispy eclair. I’m not sure how it managed all of those things at once. It did.
Check Orange Spot out. It’s a little busier than it deserves but it has some good, solid offerings in the baked goods department.
After visiting Scenic World at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, I’d built up an appetite. Being a South Australian native, heading to a bakery for a cheap, yummy lunch sounded like the ideal option.
There are around 5 bakeries in a row on the main drag in Katoomba. Luckily I saw Hominy Bakery first, and after parking further up the street and taking stock of the others, I ended up in the bakery I set my eyes on first.
In front of me in the line were two women who were obviously locals. After they bought their potato sourdough loaves, both bought spiced quince custard tarts and one woman asked if they would be making the large-sized tarts soon. It pays to listen to the locals, so when it came up to my turn…
I ordered a piece of potato and rosemary pizza and a piece of the tomato, ham cheese pizza to begin. For dessert I ordered a churro and a chocolate croissant, with a quince custard tart thrown in for good measure. The potato pizza had nice big chunks of potato on top and a delicate rosemary flavour. It was good cold but I think hot it would be amazing. The other pizza had nice tangy tomato paste on the base (but not much more!) yet had a nice cheesy tomato flavour.
The churro tasted more like a soft pastry doughnut and the chocolate croissant was a little devoid of chocolate, which was disappointing. The quince custard tart… Imagine soft, spiced quince reminiscent of rhubarb surrounded by a delicately sweet, eggy custard which is dense but melts in your mouth, topping flaky pastry. I went back inside and bought two more custard tarts. These are not your average shortcrust monstrosities with gelatinous generic custard topped with copious amounts of nutmeg. These are tiny morsels of delicious, delicate flavour. At $2.80 they were very fairly priced.
If you go to Hominy Bakery, I strongly recommend the custard tarts, as well as the pizza. I’ve also heard the potato sourdough is fantastic! Enjoy.