My husband loves a good tart. There's a particular street corner in Sydney where you're guaranteed to score yourself the prettiest, sweetest tarts you've ever had. That's right my friends, I'm talking about the one and only Bourke Street Bakery. (Actually... not a one and only anymore. They're popping up all over the place, including Marrickville - our old stomping ground). Oh, how we miss that place. Paddy and I went there so often it started to become a little embarrassing. In the end we decided we'd take turns at going in alone, to try and make our visits look less frequent... more occasional. Every second day didn't look AS bad, right? I don't think it worked... they were on to us.
If they hadn't released a recipe book, I dare say we'd still be in Sydney. The fact that we could at least attempt to recreate these treats at home was the deal breaker. At least we had the recipes in hand. It was safe to leave.
A few weeks ago, Paddy tuned our humble little kitchen into the Townsville branch for a day. Ginger brûlée and chocolate mousse tarts. Our favourite! Good thing the recipe quantities make batches of twenty. Forty tarts*... just a quiet afternoon tea for two.
Buy the book here or here. Alternatively, I found the ginger brûlée recipe online, but I couldn't find a reliable recipe for the chocolate mousse tart (if you email me, I can send you a copy). Enjoy! And if you're in Sydney, do pop in to your local Bourke Street Bakery and tell them I said hi.
* Okay, I lie. We halved the recipe. But still! (I don't like the truth to get in the way of a good story).
Top image via www.bourkestreetbakery.com.au.