Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Sweetest Thing

Adelaide's best baked goodies are tucked away in the Bakery on O'Connell Street (number 44) next to the Pink Pig - you can't miss this place - and boy its worth making a trip up to North Adelaide if you have a sugar craving... or are longing for a good hearty meat pie. There selection of berliners and doughnuts are basic, but absolutely delicious. From fruit scrolls to glazed danishes, cinnamon rolls to savoury yummy things likes kranskies, pasties, pies and sausage rolls.... ohhhhh i might just have to make another trip there today! Thinking of it makes my mouth water....

I introduced Amy and her cousin Roberto to the bakery and well they were pretty impressed too!
You gotta love a cup of hot chocolate on a wintery day - (Australian winter is in the middle of the year!) And after five months of living in Adelaide I decided it was high time that I tried their infamous Pie Floater.... It made for a good filling 'meal' on a really cold day, but def not gourmet food, and perhaps not something I would order on a whim!

A little wiki snippet about the floater for anyone interested: A pie floater is a meal served at pie carts in Adelaide and elsewhere in South Australia . Once widely available in other parts of the country, its popularity has since waned. It consists of the traditional Aussie meat pie, covered with tomato ketchup, sitting, usually inverted, in a plate of thick green pea soup. The addition of the pea soup provides extra flavour and dietary fibre, and extends what otherwise may be considered a snack to a full meal. Anthony Bourdain, Joe Cocker and Billy Conolly are high profile fans of the pie floater. In 2003, the pie floater was recognised as a South Australian Heritage Icon by the National Trust of Australia.

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