One of my great thrills is discovering hidden gems – doughnuts you simply wouldn’t know about except by word-of-mouth or by pure dumb luck. And this one is a perfect example, which for me was pure dumb luck.
I happened to be driving through Lilli Pilli one day. Where on this big bad earth is Lilli Pilli? It’s a wealthy suburb near Caringbah and Cronulla in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire. The road in is quite long and so there are a few pockets of shops along the way. One of them had a place called Family Bakehouse. Of course, I had to check it out.
My eyes zeroed in on some doughnuts – obviously homemade. Bingo!
I got a jam ball doughnut plus a plain cinnamon doughnut.
They were excellent.
Very moist, almost to the point you’d say undercooked, but not in a bad way.
The dough was the yellow type, and deliciously soft.
I doubt the jam was homemade and was in fact probably that secret jam – apple sauce with flavouring.
The doughnuts had a light sugar coating and weren’t excessively sweet.
Due to its location, I doubt many people outside the local area know of this place. Well, I’m here to let it be known that those beyond the Lilli-Pidlians should try the Family Bakehouse.
By the way, their online presence is almost zero.
This sounds crazy but you should try donuts at Coles Express like the Caramel iced choc filled Donut, they’re very reasonably priced and incredible.