Being half Siciliana, I was keen to try a Bombe from Sicilian Ciuri Ciuri. I saw them at the Peakhurst night markets.
I can’t tell you much about Sicilian Ciuri Ciuri. They only seem to have a Facebook page which doesn’t give too much away about them. They do a range of homemade, traditional Sicilian sweets. From what I can tell, they don’t have any shop front, but only appear at markets around Sydney.
I can tell you that Sicily is where you’ll get the world’s best Italian sweeets. Canoli is Sicilian. A couple of decades ago, only Italians knew what a canoli was. Today everyone goes nuts for canoli.
Okay, back to the doughnut.
$8.50 per bombe. Not cheap. And pistachio isn’t my favourite flavour. But I had to give it a go.
The dough was very soft and airy.
There was a pistachio crumble on the top with a light coating of soft sugar for some sweetness.
The filling was not what I expected. It was very firm. A lot firmer than you’d normally get in a filling for a doughnut or pretty much any other pastry. It wasn’t overly sweet.
So, to sum up. Personally, not my favourite doughnut. In fact I think a lot of people wouldn’t enjoy it. However, if you love that soft sort of dough and pistachio flavour, you might adore this doughnut. I would like to try some of their other Sicilian sweets.