Mumbai Bakery Trail #3 

This is not a visit to  a bakery in the true sense.It is a soujurn to savour waffles and donuts in the city. These sugared dough bites are prominent as an extension of sweets and desserts in any bakery menu.

Waffles and Donuts ….. crusty sweet desserts.

Mumbai Bakery Trail #3 

MAD ABOUT DONUTS 


I trudged into the shivaji park MOD outlet on women’s day….and lo behold they had special offer for all the lovely women gracing their outlet on this day.

A discount on any purchase made that day by a woman, was equivalent to  her age 🙂
I guess for once we women didn’t have a problem disclosing our real age !

Box of mini 18 donuts

Besides the donuts MOD has a range of waffles and cupcakes to offer.
I ordered a salted caramel waffle along with my lemon iced tea.

Salted caramel waffle….delicious

The waffle came, freshly prepared….with oodles of caramel sauce, spiked lightly with salt flecks.It was crusty and dense, topped with caramel whipped cream and bits of crunchy butterscotch.

For my Home test I carried back their  donuts.

Double trouble, dark night and brownie crumble.

MOD bestseller Brownie crumble

Chocolate oozing Double trouble

The in home team of tasters debated between the Brownie crumble and Double trouble…..but eventually agreed that both were winners.

Cupcake selection on display

YES BANK offers a discount to all it’s customers

Inside MOD


BELGIAN WAFFLE 
While  running errands in the bylanes of Matunga….I reached this little waffle shop.

The menu at the forefront of Matunga outlet

Vibrant funky interiors

I ordered their Passion Fruit ice tea and Belgian dark chocolate waffle.

The tea was chilled and well flavoured, made out of the usual premix.

Cold passion fruit ice tea

A bite of the waffle, just out of the toaster, and I was transported to sweet ambrosia land.

Crisp Belgian dark

The waffle was crisp with a light soft interior.A generous filling of Belgian chocolate ganache and a douse of icing sugar, made this waffle a memorable treat.

My second tasting was the salted caramel waffle with banana.

Salted caramel waffle with banana

The caramel was rich and dark, but lacked the flavour of salt.The slices of bananas inside the waffle went well with the caramel.

The shop attendant Sneha guided me through the waffle range and said Nutella waffle was clearly the leader amongst the waffles.

Unlike MOD they do not  offer any savoury waffle here.The range of waffles, icecream wiches at  Belgian waffle, are purely sweet.

Sweet good bye to you

Hope to be back with the Mumbai Bakery Trail.#4, soon.

 Mumbai Bakery Trail #1

  • I am an avid foodie, baker, pastry chef, culinary consultant, blogger, photographer and more….! !

My search for inspirational food, especially the sweet kind, is always on , believe you me, 24/7…….More often than not, I opt to go incognito, alone or with friends,tasting the best offerings of various patisseries, cafes and boulangeries in Mumbai…..and say around the world,too.

After the phenomenal response to  my post on Bakeries in Margao…….I started this project to review  the best of bakeries and dessert cafes in Mumbai.

 I decided to keep, the now famous Red Velvet Cake, as a base point of this Bakery trail.

Almost every bakery worth its “sugar” makes this moist red cake, slathered with creamy cheese frosting ?

How good is your Red velvet cake…..how is it different in taste or appearance ?

Who is making the best in the city ?

Let me know about your Red velvet cake.

Mumbai BakeryTrail #1

Le 15 cafe

Situated in the corner of the Gordon House Hotel building, in a bylane of colaba causeway is this beautiful cafe, presented by Pooja Dhingra and Pablo.

The love for their craft shows in the simple, yet delicate taste of the confections at the Le 15 cafe.

Stepping in…..bright vibes with smiling faces

 Sunlight lit cafe with European style Decor

Sitting pretty…..I spot the RED VELVET Cake Rs 1800/kg

I am a green tea addict…..add to this herbal teas and fruit tea infusions…..I can sip these endlessly, through out any hectic day.So I start by ordering a flavoured green tea accompanied by a signature macaron.

Sea salt macaron and Apple cinnamon green tea

The sea salt macaron was perfect with a mild hint of salt…..soft chewy, melting inside with crisp sugar encasing.

A bite of the lemon chilli macaron

The delicious macaron lures me to try another.Lemon chilli suggested to me is a dainty, colourful macaron….unique in taste…..But did it have a hint of coconut ??

Give me a well made vegetarian sandwich anyday !

I like the spongy tiger bread used to make the Veggie  Sandwich, the clever use of marinated eggplant gives this sandwich a great dense bite.Though I couldn’t find much of the sour cream,  that was promised, inside.Accompanied by an in-house salad, dotted with roasted almond bits…..this sandwich completely satisfies the hunger pangs within me.

Chefs green salad with the sandwich

Macarons on display….. are a speciality here

 Popular desserts on the menu…that need to be tried on my bakery trail

The Home Test……..desserts that I carry back home

My Home Test……usually checks the portability of the desserts or cakes.

How well do they stay…..how do they taste and hold shape,after transportation.

Thumbs up to the Nutella brownie and the little flourless chocolate cupcake.

I sense and taste the use of good quality ingredients….and view cleanly finished pastry at this cafe.

Le 15 cafe was a pleasant experience….clearly reflecting the passion and commitment to taste by it’s management.

My personal thanks to Dakshita, the waiting staff…..her prompt service and interaction made my visit even more memorable

Le 15 cafe at colaba, Mumbai offers macarons,cupcakes,plated desserts,light meals accompanied by a select range of hot and cold beverages.

Goodbye till my next sweet review.