13 Beadon Road
London, England W6 0EA
Tel: 0208 741 2888
May 16, 2012 – Afternoon snack
Written by: Second Stomach
Walking by this bakery, I couldn’t help but notice all the alluring delicacies displayed in the window. We had just had lunch at The Old Monk and seeing all the pastries in the window had me craving something sweet. On a whim I quickly went in.
Snowman criticized me for wanting to get something. He looked at me and said exasperatedly, “we just ate” and probably thinking, “how could she possibly still be hungry?” (Blanche Eatery was less than a block away from The Old Monk, where we just had lunch). But, as you can see in the picture above, how could one possibly not go in with a display so enticing?
So, as I evaluated all the options inside, I decided on a simple custard tart.
Today’s afternoon snack:
Custard Tart – 1.85 pounds (higher price if eat in)
An employee carefully placed my selected custard tart into this cute little bag. I marveled at how my tart glistened in the bag. It didn’t last long because I quickly took it out of the bag and took a few bites.
Here’s a closer look at the inside of the tart:
– This tart was served cold. The custard is not gooey – in fact, it’s somewhat stiff and firm (but not too much) so it held its shape when we bit into it. I liked that it wasn’t going to be a messy dessert (especially as I was devouring this while walking out of the bakery)
– You can see the caramel layer at the bottom of the tart. I enjoyed this extra bit of sweetness although Snowman said he would have preferred this tart without it. I liked the texture of the caramel as well being that it was purely smooth. It seems to us that lots of British desserts incorporate caramel and this one was no exception.
– The pastry was surprisingly not flaky. I was hoping and expecting a flaky pastry.
This bakery was hidden on a smaller street and has enticing pastries in the window. We enjoyed the pastry we had lthough it was on the pricier side. It costs a little less to take away as opposed to eating in. Nonetheless this didn’t stop many others who did decide to eat in as I noticed it was relatively busy when we walked in.
– attractive pastries