Monday, January 30, 2012
As I'm sure you will have gathered by now one of the things in life that I can't resist is pastry. Another is a bargain. Put them together and you get bargain pastries - a totally irresistible mix.
I have found a source of deliciously sweet, flaky gorgeous pastries, filled with chocolate, or adorned with nuts, cream or fruit at super cheap prices. And by cheap I mean an expensive one is $3, most are around $1.50 or $2.
The bargain pastries in question come from the IGA supermarket. I was dubious at first, pastries from a supermarket didn't hold a lot of promise for quality, but they really are great and at half the price of anywhere else, I'm a fan.
I'm pretty sure that they are mass manufactured and that the IGA buys them in frozen, but they must be baked on the premises, because if you are there early they are still warm and they do get replenished over the course of the day. And as for whoever mass manufactures them, well they certainly have flaky pastry down to an art.
I don't know if all IGA supermarkets do them, the one I go to is the City West Carpark, but it is certainly worth checking out, because, oh, those chocolate filled, nut topped croissants - my mouth is watering at the thought.