For my City Hub column this week I did some hardcore research at Black Star Pastry in Newtown (near Oscillate Wildly). I'd held off on mentioning it had opened because I feel it's better to try it and have some actual products to report back on, rather than just mention it in passing. Thus I visited, and I can now report back conclusively that the Lamb Shank and Vegetables in Red Wine Pie ($6.50) is a real contender for Sydney’s tastiest pie – both the pastry and the filling are excellent.
I snapped a photo of the Leek and Goats’ Cheese Quiche ($4.50) which oozes quality, particularly the chalky lumps of goats’ cheese. The rich yellow curd on the Lemon Curd Biscuit ($2) would give my dearly departed Grandma a run for her money; and the less said about the Rosewater and White Chocolate Macaroons ($3.50) the better. After all, I am a late riser, and if I tell you how good they are, you’ll buy them out before I get there (and I am on such a macaroon kick at the moment). Can you please leave me one of the restaurant quality cups of White Nectarine Jelly on Panna cotta ($5) too please?
Seriously, get down to this pastry shop. Everything I tried was excellent, and I went nowhere near trying everything they had on offer on the day I attended.
Black Star Pastry
277 Australia Street, Newtown
Ph: (02) 9557 8656