Things We Love – 293

October 21, 2016
Isn’t this just the sweetest? Australia Street in Newtown is known for its colourful residents and gorgeous heritage houses, but it’s often the displays on the street that are most spectacular. Situated near the permanently […]

Five Dock’s Dessert Destinations

August 19, 2016
Ciao’s resident sweet-tooth Emma McConnell finds an excuse to hoover up Five Dock’s sugar supplies.   Pasticceria Tamborrino This café is a Five Dock institution. Tamborrino’s (as it’s known to locals) doubled its sized in 2008 to […]

Italian Panforte

July 22, 2016
Panforte (‘strong bread’ in Italian) is a rich, dense fruitcake made with honey, nuts and spices. Traditionally served at Christmas, it is eaten after dinner with coffee or vin santo. I figure it’s basically muesli […]

At home with… Katherine Sabbath

May 26, 2016
Professional baker, Newtowner and former history teacher, Katherine Sabbath has returned a sense of wonder and whimsy to Sydney with her ingenious cake creations. What prompted you to first start baking? I developed my wild […]

Inner West Whispers – 279

March 31, 2016
Let them eat cheesecake – pretty vacant – confused Italian • NSW Premier Mike Baird made an unsavoury comment last week opening the newly refurbished Pasticceria Papa, Haberfield’s most famous shop. The appearance was bittersweet […]

Persian Love Cake

February 5, 2016
When something is described as Persian, I generally like it, and this cake is no exception. It only makes sense, as Persia (modern-day Iran) is renowned for producing delicious foods. And anything made purely from […]

Chocolate mug cake

August 18, 2014
Baking is not everyone’s forte. It takes time, effort and a commitment to precision to become a skilled producer of cakes and other baked goods. Sometimes though, there are moments in life when neither time […]

Inner west whispers – 232

April 28, 2014
News from the bakehouse and the online revolution sweeping local businesses • Famously remembered for her quote, “It took seven years on the verge of bankruptcy to become an overnight success,” Paris Cutler of Planet […]

Chai spiced carrot cake

April 28, 2014
Not everyone is a chocolate fiend. For those who prefer a little spice in their day, this super simple carrot cake channels the flavours of Indian chai and makes a fantastic afternoon tea addition. Ingredients: […]

Roadtest: Discovering Chew North

July 26, 2013
Great North Road is a strip famous for its patisseries, which serve authentic Italian sweets guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. You can hardly walk a few steps without coming across a pasticceria – many […]
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