Lemon Tart is one of my favourite foodstuffs …. Well Lemon in general as a flavour is probably just about Number 1 on my list of favourite tastes.
I’ve been known to eat them like an orange or mandarin – people find that hard to watch, can’t imagine why 🙂
I went to Babka recently for some lemon tart which, by the by, is a great activity for a Saturday morning in Melbourne and trust me their serving size is big enough to be lunch – so you won’t need to order “lunch” and then have dessert.
Please don’t anyone alert them to that fact …. I love it that a piece of tart can serve as lunch!
Make sure you try the bread and the shoo-fly buns as well – they go Bazinga in the mouth!
So, It comes with cream,
and no I didn’t eat two pieces I was there with a fellow lemon-tart-devotee.
It has such a perfectly caramelised top that it makes me want to own a blowtorch N O W so that I can do that too,
and it goes fabulously well with a pot of tea as you watch the crowd go by.
I hadn’t been down to Brunswick Street for a while … no real reason why not and having sampled the delights of Babka once again I realised I need to get down that way more often.
I went to Kleins Parfumery (www.kleinsperfumery.com.au) to pay a visit to all the fabulous things that live in that shop,
and to the Brunswick St Bookstore (www.brunswickstreetbookstore.com), where if money were no object, I would go crazy and buy up about half the books in the store. Then I would need to look pitiful and helpless outside and hope that somebody kind came by to help me carry them all home 🙂
I popped into Books for Cooks around the corner on Gertrude St – I want to find T H E italian cookbook – you know the one that everyone who cooks good italian food has in their cookbook library. Unfortunately I don’t know what that book is called or who its author is – it’s a mystery waiting to reveal itself to me – so please feel free to pass on your recommendations.
Brunswick St used to be somewhere that I went quite often maybe because it was close to Melbourne Uni and I went there or maybe because a really good friend lived for a time on Smith St so it was a convenient meeting spot. But now I don’t go there so much and I wonder if its because places have a time or if life just gets so busy that we stick to our immediate neighbourhood and we don’t travel a few km’s for a latte and a wander?
I’m thinking I need to start researching whats going on in all the ‘hoods so that I can become a secret spy and go and investigate all of Melbourne’s hidden gems – Don’t worry, I’ll report back here so that you all know whats going on all over town 🙂