A few months before our big move, I discovered an awesome Italian bakery in Berkeley. PIQ (Pane Italiano Qualita) has the most amazing breads and pastries. I am sooooooo missing the mushroom bread! Fortunately for me, I found a local cafe that makes my other favorite item from PIQ: Sfogliatella.
As we were in Dickson shopping for Asian ingredients, this caught my eyes:
I looked at my husband and said, could it be? With much anticipation, we went inside to look for it. Right there in the corner of the pastry case, I found what I was looking for!
We got one and I couldn’t wait to get home. I was taught by the folks at PIQ to heat it up before consuming it. It is not necessary but it is just that much better when heated. 20-30 seconds in the microwave is just fine. Those crispy layers
and that melt-in-your-mouth citrus ricotta filling are just divine.
For those folks, like my husband, who don’t care for the citrus ricotta filling, try the lobster tail. It’s essentially the same as a sfogliatella, but filled with fresh cream. Don’t heat this one up though.
Last time we visited, we ended up having breakfast there. Hubby got a traditional breakfast
with some gorgeous looking poached eggs.
I got myself a focaccia sandwich.
The filling was a little skimpy but had nice flavors. Strangely, the taste reminded me of a Muffuletta.
We can’t leave without browsing the pastry case and getting some treats for later.
In addition to my usual, we also got a toreiglione – a custard filled doughnut.
Finding sfogliatella in Canberra gave me hope that I will not only survive Canberra, but be a happy foodie here.
Sfoglia Cafe & Patisserie
1/53-57 Woolley Street, Dickson ACT 2602
(02) 6262 5538
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