Raspberry & White Chocolate Ganache Lamingtons & my POP UP Patisserie
They say every cloud has a silver lining and redundancy from my full time employment this month was just that. I decided it the opportune time to do what I have not been brave enough to do for some time and go into business for myself. I am opening a POP UP patisserie! Why POP UP you might ask? Well it is financially a lower risk and it also give me the opportunity to test the market in our neighbourhood. There was also an existing coffee and juice bar looking for some yummy food so we were the perfect match, two small businesses under the same roof complimenting each other. Our opening day will be 2nd July, 2013 … just over a week away! This is our address and opening hours:
9D Factor Road, Waimauku, Auckland (sharing premises with The Daily Squeeze) – Opening hours; Tuesday – Saturday, 8am – 3pm
Menu selection changes daily but here is an idea of what mouth watering treats are on offer.
Homemade pies; Beef Stroganoff, Moroccan Lamb, Thai Chicken
Homemade Soups; Piri Piri Chicken & Corn Smokey Ham & White Bean
Sweet Potato & Blue Cheese Galette Roasted Tomato & Halloumi Galette
Rueben Sandwiches, BLAT
Pain au Chocolat & au Raisin
Eccles Cakes, Scones, Shortbread
Portugese tarts, Palmiers
Vanilla Custard Doughnuts
Raspberry & White Choc Lamingtons
Lemon Drizzle, Gingerbread Loafs
Also stocking artisan bread by Pukeko Bakery
…and lots more
And yes you will be able to buy some of these delicious homemade Raspberry & White Chocolate Ganache Lamingtons if you pop in!
For those who would like to try making their own here is the recipe below.
I’m also submitting this recipe to our monthly Sweet New Zealand blogging event which is hosted this month by my dear friend Sue over at Couscous & Consciousness. If you pop across to her blog you will find a few more Kiwi bloggers and their sweet creations.
Sponge base here, plus 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries.
100ml whipped cream for filling & 4 Tbsps raspberry jam for filling
200ml whipped cream for ganache
200g white chocolate for ganache
1 Tbsp raspberry jam for ganache
200g coconut thread
Sponge method here, plus add the raspberries after the flour and stir through only a few times so raspberries don’t break up.
Instead of using two round cake tins like in the victoria sandwich cake recipe, use two square. this will make the top and bottom piece of the Lamington.
Bake as per recipe, allow to cool before filling sponge cake.
Spread the jam over one sponge layer, then spread the cream over the jam. Place second sponge on top of jam & cream.
Before cutting the sponge into square I find it better to let it rest in the fridge for a few hours.
Cut cake into approximately 8cm square pieces.
To make the ganache, place the cream & chocolate into a plastic bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 min. Stir and continue to microwave in 10 second blasts, stirring in-between until chocolate has melted.
Add the 1 Tbsp of jam to the ganache.
Now for the messy bit! Pour the coconut thread onto a tray.
Dip all 4 sides of each individual cake square into the ganache, using a spatular to scrape of too much excess ganache. Roll cake in coconut thread. Place on a tray the spread a bit of ganache ontop of square and sprinkle with coconut.
Congrats on your pop up shop! The menu sounds delicious. I’m sure the hot soups and pies will sell um…like hot cakes.
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What a way to end a weekend. Thanks Pease Pudding.
Good luck with your new venture Alli! The food sounds wonderful. I will have take a drive out your way to taste it for myself.
I have never been a fan of the lamington but you have made me a believer – these look delicious! Good luck with the new venture!
Alli, lamingtons always bring back such wonderful childhood memories for me. Mind you there was nothing very flash about our lamingtons – the sponge was always a store bought one, and the “ganache” was just chocolate icing – but the best part of it all for me as a kid was that my brother and I got to do all the dipping and coating. Mum would cover the whole of the dining table, and most of the floor too, in newspaper, and we’d make one hell of a mess, but that sure made those lamingtons taste good – not to mention all the bowl and finger licking!! Your lamingtons look much more grown-up and I love them.
I’d love you to share this at Sweet New Zealand this month. I’ve got a linky up here http://couscous-consciousness.blogspot.co.nz/2013/06/sweet-new-zealand-23.html
See you next month hopefully xo
A pop up patisserie is such an awesome idea! Wish I could be there 🙂
Sounds wonderful love! All the best xx
Pretty and extremely tempting lamingtons! A great flavor combination. That is a speciality I adore and which I discovered through afriend at school.
Fantastic news Allison!!! I hope the pop-up shop turns out a hit and that you’ll decide to carry on. Next time we come back to NZ, we’ll come and check you out. All the best, you deserve nothing but success!!! Flo & Sarne xxx
Oh god your lamingtons look so much more professional than mine 🙂 Great idea about the Pop Up – I will have to try and get up there one day. Hope your venture is a great success, Alli x
Good luck Alli! Wish I could be there! Just realised that cooking full time is hard work isn’t it. Our food business is in it’s 3rd real week and I’m exhausted! It’s good to be busy though. Everything happens for a reason & redundancy gave you the kick up the **** that you needed. A Pop Up is a genius idea too, much less risk! Got me thinking…… 😉
Counting down to next Saturday to come and see your new space! Congratulations Alli!
stop teasing me with that menu! you are too dar away!
bets of luck with your pop up. sometimes yes – silver linings.
i have beenmeanign to make lamingtons for years. your super cute first pic may finally inspire me!
I will someday visit your place! Congratulations
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A pop up patisserie? Maybe she could do a Slow Food event there… yum!!
Congratulations, how exciting! It looks like a great cafe too, I wish I was closer and could visit! All the best for the opening week.
Good luck. I admire your ability to jump right in there. If only I lived closer, I’d be your first customer. OK, second. I’d let Katherine cut in line.
One day will will have a virtual cafe where all the overseas bloggers can meet!
Menu sounds delicious Alli – I look forward to visiting. Well done on taking this next step!
Those look to-die-for! Congrats!
I will have to pop by and see you!
It will be fun to meet some faces behind the blogs!
I am full of admiration in you taking the leap to leave the ‘security’ of a job to do what you love. I have a hunch this new business is going to be wildly successful for you. Congratulations and very best of luck.
I definitely wish New Zealand was a little closer – I would certainly be there to try some of your wonderful sounding treats! I really hope that your opening day has gone well, and look forward to hearing all about it.
Wow they look stunning! Good job!
They look delicious. I will try it 🙂
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Goes perfectly with some fresh coffee…
This looks delicious im looking forward to trying these receipt … wish it was alot closer where i am lol