Sunday, 21 April 2013

Blackflower Patisserie @ Haymarket


Blackflower patisserie is a new pastisserie, that is a side business with Passionflower (the ice creamery). It opened at the end of 2012, and still building a reputation. They offer an assortment sweet delights including macarons, cakes, biscuits, teas and coffee. All their desserts provide a combination of great flavours.

The pastisserie has a handful of tables which can seat roughly 20-30 people. There is a lovely display of macaron towers, cook books, and empty patron bottles. They have their blackflower bags as decoration for their cabinets, and shelves. A nice place to catch up with friends over some sweets and beverages. Each macaron costs $3.00, and the cakes are around $7-8 each. 

 Panda - Black Sesame

How cute are these macarons?! They were a limited edition macaron that they used for a club promotion. I loved how the other side of the macaron had a little tail. The black sesame was a great flavour, that wasn't too strong but still had the kick. It was almost too cute to eat.


Another cute looking macaron, I thought it might actually taste like a hamburger but staff said otherwise. The inside contained a patty of chocolate ganache, cheese made of yellow hard icing, and tomato sauce using red icing. The sesames put on top of the macaron, made it look that more realistic. The ganache was smooth and helped counteract the taste of fondant (which I don't like, but others may).

Salted Caramel

This was the most subtle tasting salted caramel macaron I have ever tried. It didn't have the kick that most salted caramel macarons had, needed just a touch more saltyness.

Chocolate with cafe patron

When I saw this, I couldn't not buy it. The idea of chocolate with cafe patron is a combination I would have never considered. There was a perfect balance with chocolate, and you could definitely taste the patron. A great treat for those who always like a bit of alcohol in their desserts.

 Wasabi and white chocolate

I thought, that these two flavours would work, but it just wasn't right. I could taste too much of the wasabi, but the white chocolate did help a bit, just not enough. 

 Green tea and genmaicha

Genmaicha is the blend of brown rice with green tea, which adds a slightly roasted nutty taste. The macaron had a great taste of green tea, as other places have a stronger taste of vanilla or chocolate.

Envy - Japanese green tea, white chocolate and black sesame

All the cakes have very interesting names, such as pash, orgy, envy, hangover, and you can kinda get the gist of it. Going a long with the Asian inspired desserts, this was the best of all the dessert options. The layers of blacksesame, and green tea were amazing! The white chocolate added a bit more sweetness against the slightly bitter green tea.

Dessert of the day - Passionfruit and Lychee Bomb

This sounded delicious, looked great, and has one of my favourite flavours of passionfruit. However, for the first time the passionfruit flavour was too overpowering for me. It needed a bit of chocolate to help balance it out. The passionfruit overtook the flavour of the lychee as well.

Dessert of the day - Green tea and white chocolate treat

This was a little egg of joy. The bottom layer was white chocolate mousse, topped with a green tea ganache and garnished with coated cornflakes. It wasn't like anything I expected or ever tried before. The green tea ganache was the highlight of it, definitely something I will try to attempt one day.

Blackflower provides desserts that are filled with flavour. There are a lot of options, for those who love intense flavours, and for others who enjoy a bit more subtlety. 

Good food, good times!


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