Laminated pastries and award-winning macarons, need I say more? Well, when it is made with such perfection, you just have to talk about it. Dream Cuisine Patisserie, a pastry paradise in other words, is run by Owen Saddler and Marilyn Chalkley, a mother and son team.
We were lucky enough to be hosted by them, all thanks to Elias Hallaj of CBRfoodie. So, on a slightly wet Saturday morning, we drove down to Fyshwick with excitement of what was in store for us.
“We go through 60 kgs of European style hand-churned butter with higher fat content each week,” said Owen. “Together with organic whole-flour, our croissants are crafted with 27 layers that provides a three-dimensional flavour satisfying both the front and back of the palate,” he adds. It is such thought, application and skill that makes Dream Cuisine’s pastries flaky and so delicious.
Their ingredients are not your average pick. You will not find chocolate sticks (or scraps, however you wish to call it) used in their pastries. Instead, 55% dark premium chocolate is used. Their sultanas are naturally dried and free of chemical assistance and their coffee, a special white and black bean blend is from Alchemy, Sydney.
After a quick tour of his temperature-controlled pastry crafting room and the kitchen that houses a 1989 oven from Western Germany, the same year the iron curtain was swept aside, ending 40 years of division between the capitalist west and the communist east, we sat down to a scrumptious breakfast of mouth-watering pastries.
The other note-worthy aspect with pastries from Owen’s patisserie is that, it even taste good re-heated after two days of being in the fridge!
Dream Cuisine is not only available in Fyshwick but you can also find them at the Capital Region Farmers Market on Saturdays from 8am to 11am, at the Old Bus Depot Markets on Sundays from 9am and at Little Dream at The Hamlet.
Open from Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm, Dream Cuisine is located at 9/18 Whyalla Street, Fyshwick ACT 2609.