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    Anna Simamora
sydney's iconic tart!

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The "Date Tart" would have to be the most talked about tart in Sydney to the point I would  have to say.... it has a cult following amongst chefs and dessert fanatics. It was founded and executed by the infamous pastry and dessert chef Lorraine Godsmark back in her days of Rockpool.

So, what makes it so good? It is the rich, silky, smooth set vanilla custard -the gorgeous moist, large Medjool dates and the perfectly baked butter pastry tart case. It is finished with an amazing crust on top of the tart  which always leads to the question, how did you get that? It is all made by hand and involves a lot of whisking and praying so that it comes out perfect - not over cooked and not under cooked...just a perfect wobble.

The Date Tart takes me back to my apprentice days at Rockpool.  When making it I knew it had to be faultless. I got there in the end and it is a skill I am so happy to have mastered as it is so special in every way.

If you want to savour a slice of this iconic tart head to the lady herself.

Lorraine's Patisserie shop 5, Palings Lane, Sydney, New South Wales.

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Comments on this post ( 4 )

  • May 21, 2014

    I have lived in Sydney all my life and I have never tasted a dessert as good as the Date Tart. I love Lorraine’s pastry – it’s different.

    — Louise

  • May 21, 2014

    Yes you have to be fast! I would love to bake you one Gerry :)

    — the floury baker.

  • May 21, 2014

    Am waiting for you to make me one! It’s all gone whenever I’m there :(

    — Gerry

  • May 21, 2014

    It is very special!

    — the floury baker.

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