Everybody knows that pies are the windows to the soul. So, if you want to better understand your favourite Sex and the City character, take a look at our list of Canberra’s top five pies that most closely resemble our favourite stars.
Miranda – Baked Lemon Tartlet
Left to its own devices, a baked lemon tartlet would be merely lemon – sour, acidic, and difficult to handle. Surround it with lovingly sweet and crumbly pastry and create a rich and seductive curd, and you find yourself with a balanced treat. It’s still distinctly lemony, bold and flavourful, and it still packs a punch when it needs to, but with some good friends, the edges are softened a little and it’s able to become its best self.
Samantha – Cherry Pie
Oozing with unabashed, unapologetic sensuality, the sexy cherry pie at Dobinson’s Bakery Café does not hold back. This cherry pie knows just what it is and isn’t ever backing down from it. You don’t need to spend much time with the cherry pie to get your kick, and it won’t be asking you to stay the night. In fact, we doubt you’ll even make it home before devouring this wicked little number, and still feel thoroughly satisfied upon completion.
“I love Dobinson’s – the breads are great and the little cakes are the perfect indulgence.” – ReneeCh
Carrie – Banoffee Pie
Just one look at this banoffee pie at Eightysix and you know you must have it. No matter what’s left on the credit card, however many overdue notices are piling up at home, the banoffee pie is just irresistible. It’s a little unusual, it’s fun, but it’s also stylish and chic, so much so that you’ll base your entire meal around having the pie, whatever the cost. This isn’t a simple pie; this is addiction.
Charlotte – Chocolate and Raspberry Tart
Layers of Belgian chocolate ganache, raspberry jelly, hazelnut and almond feuilletine all in Flute almond pastry combine to create an elegant and sophisticated tart. The flavours of chocolate and raspberry are rich yet refined, and while the dessert is decadent and indulgent, it also has a fun side – you just might need to dig a little deeper to find it.
“Calling all residents of Canberra – why have you been keeping this place to yourselves!!!! This bakery is by far the best bakery I have ever been to. The Almond Croissants will leave you speachless…you just have to try it if you haven’t.” – Lora Jaques
Mr Big – Mexican Pie
Sometimes you need a hot, messy, sexy pie to spice up your life. Whether the drama is worth it, you’re not sure, but the Mexican pie at Elaine’s Gourmet Pies is one you’ll always return to. The thing about this pie is that even when you’re eating other pies (pies that are much, much better for you), there’s still a part of you thinking about the unforgettable spices and heat of this pie, and the way it satisfied you in ways no other pie could. That’s what keeps you coming back for more of this big Mexican.