La Boulangerie is a bakery and cafe with 2 Sydney outlets – Maroubra and Menai. However, it was at the Saturday morning markets at Sutherland where I picked up some of their doughnuts.
In case you’re wondering, like I was, the word boulangerie is French for ‘bakery’. And while the French are well-known for their wonderful pastries, they’re not famous for their doughnuts.
Anyway, there were lots of mini doughnuts for sale at the La Boulangerie market stall at Sutherland. I need to point out that they had no signage whatsoever and it was only that I asked who they were that I found out they were in fact La Boulangerie. Not that they were keeping it a secret. I think it was purely that a little thing like signage had been over-looked.
The flavours they had were Jam, Caramel, Apple and Nutella at $2 each or 6 for $10. I went for 2 of each except Nutella – I’m one of the few people on earth who don’t really like Nutella.
They were all quite good.
The Apple doughnut was a bit light on the apple and the flavour got lost in the dough. You can see by the photo (below left) that there isn’t much apple in there.
The Jam one was probably the best. There was a good amount of jam – possibly blackberry – which gave it a good flavour. It wasn’t runny jam, but thick and somewhat dry.
The caramel was standard runny caramel sauce and there was a good amount.
The dough was light and airy and gave me a good impression that I was eating something that was made in a local bakery rather than in an industrial kitchen.
I was, I think, their first customer of the day. Not long after I bought my doughnuts, I doubled back past the La Boulangerie market stall and noticed that they were going through their doughnuts pretty quickly. It makes me happy to see that doughnuts are as popular as ever.
I also want to mention that there is another stall that sells doughnuts at the Sutherland Markets, but they are an on-seller of mass-produced doughnuts. I’m much happier with the home-made ones.
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