Banoffee pie $9.50
I first discovered banoffee pie in the UK and it's a dessert that's still relatively hard to find in Sydney. In the past I've resorted to making my own, but nothing quite makes my heart flutter like finding it on a Sydney menu.
Mickey's is a fairly new cafe addition to the constantly changing King Street strip. There's a collection of sweet things in the glass cabinet at the front but we're primarily swayed by the huge u-shaped booth seating, and I've just spotted the banoffee pie on the menu.
We collapse in a giggling heap on the soft padded seating, moving cushions out of the way as we settle ourselves in. All four of us end up ordering the banoffee pie, so tantalising is my description.
It's a messy dessert to cut, so when our orders arrive, the thick sweet pastry crust has been hacked into a somewhat jagged affair. But all is forgiven with that first mouthful: pillows of cream, satiny slices of banana, rich lashings of caramel and the sturdy contrast of crisp sweet pastry.
Lazy puddles of thick chocolate sauce are an added bonus. And the garnish of strawberry and orange surely make this a fruit salad, no?
232 King Street, Newtown, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9565 2300
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9/17/2007 11:23:00 p.m.