Monday, November 8, 2010

Black Star Pastry

We went to this little pastry shop tucked away from the hustle and bustle of King St in Newtown after being intrigued by this article (yes, we came here a looong time ago). The owner, Christopher The, was also a former pastry chef at Claude's - all the more reason to check this place out!

Pretty looking cakes
The famous chocolate eclair that made it to Terry Durrack's list! Sadly this list didn't exist back then and we were too distracted by the other colourful goodies around them, so we didn't get to try them. Next time, my lovelies.

More traditional looking pastries; chocolate and caramel tart spotted!

The famous ginger ninja and naked ninja
We bought a ginger ninja too but I forgot to take a photo of it since we were too busy dissecting the ninja heh.

Strawberry, rose, watermelon cake ($5); lemon curd biscuit ($2?)
The strawberry, rose, watermelon cake tasted as good as it looked! This cake was layered with almond dacquoise sponge cake, cream, and watermelon slices sandwiched in between - very light and refreshing. I could've eaten 5 slices of these for myself. The lemon curd biscuit came in a bite size with tangy and smooth lemon curd on top of the crumbly and buttery biscuit base, moreish!

Custard tart ($5)
My friend ordered the custard tart. The custard filling was not overly sweet, but nothing to rave about.

Chocolate and caramel tart with a pinch of sea salt ($5)

The innards - photo courtesy of Ange
The chocolate and caramel tart had an awesomely gooey caramel layer sandwiched in between the chocolate cookie crust and the chocolate ganache. It was a sweetness overkill but oh so good! The sprinkle of salt in the middle helped to cut back (a bit of) the sweetness and accentuated the bittersweet flavour of the chocolate. This tart was my favourite along with the strawberry, rose, watermelon cake :)

277 Australia St 
Newtown, NSW 2042


  1. Oh my God you are KILLING ME with that last photo. So much gooey awesomeness! I need a bite!


  2. You. Me. (+S, X and J) at Black Star Pastry again! Choc eclair please ;)

  3. aaaw gosh the strawberry, watermelon & rose slice looks devine!

  4. omg! the chocolate and gooey caramel..and the The strawberry, rose, watermelon cake! I am dying here! :D

  5. I still haven't made it here yet...however lovely friends did treat me to the watermelon cake for my birthday a couple of years ago. And my gingerbread-loving friend declares the ginger ninjas the best she's ever tried!

  6. Aaargh, those gingerbread ninjas are so cute! The desserts look amazing. Definitely gonna check this one out.

  7. All the cakes look so delicious and the ninja gingerbreads look adorable...!

  8. The tart, the eclairs, strawberry, rose, watermelon cake, they all sound amazing!

  9. Wow - I really got to get me there for some ninjas and that choc caramel tart...
    But how picturesque is that watermelon cake?

  10. Loving those desserts! They look absolutely amazing.