Righto hive mind, I’m hunting three items and am hoping some of you will be able to point me in the right direction.
Item 1 – Cannoli. So far, I’ve been able to find them at Tusmo, in Forde, but only occasionally and sometimes only in the soft-shell variety, which don’t count as far as I am concerned. Might as well just buy a donut. Have also seen one once or twice at Michel’s Patisserie at Majura Park, but there the shell was coated with chocolate which (a little surprisingly) ruined the experience for me. Also didn’t help that it was clearly brought in from elsewhere so had a bit of that lack of freshness that time in a cool-store can deliver.
Item 2 – Brandy Snaps. I blame The Great Australian Bake Off for this one, as my wife uttered the words “I’ve never had one of those” after seeing them made there, and that is a situation that simply must not continue. Any location that sells them, whether eat-in or take away, is appreciated.
Item 3 – A single serve lemon meringue pie. Note the qualifier of a single serve – Zouki Cafe at Calvary in Bruce have had these off and on. I am certain they do not make them themselves, and they are brought in from a central supply. I want to know if anyone has seen them on sale elsewhere. Parking at Calvary is just ridiculous. Unlike the cannoli above, they don’t seem to suffer from the transport. As a single serve, the ratio of meringue to case to tart filling is just right. No towering meringue that collapses on cutting or reveals itself to be a whipped up illusion when served here.
Thanks for your contributions.
Except those of you who are tempted to post “just make them at home” – you guys, leave off, ok? I geddit its better/cheaper whatever – what it isn’t, is more convenient. That (and more craftsmanship than I bring to the table) is what I am hunting.