Red Door Bakery - Pastries to run 10 km for!

The main thing I enjoy about running long distances is the guilt free food ecstasy I'm entitled to afterwards.  The Red Door Baker experience was the planned reward destination following the 10km Greenbelt run along the Torrens River.   

Red Door Bakery - Adelaide front door
Cute little red door namesake

Each time I come to Red Door the one and only thing I want to order is the sage and pork sausage roll. Everything else ordered is a bonus - the sausage roll IS the main event. Not for the faint hearted, these sausage rolls are greasy and will pass the ''make paper see through'' test. But in an oh-so-good, let's not think about clogged arteries for the moment way. Crisp puff pastry encases a moist pork mince that is fragrant and flavourful. You can taste the butter in the pastry. The bottom of the sausage roll is dense and browned with caramelisation, making it chewy (imagine delicious bread crust slathered in butter). Each mouthful is heaven, I cannot heap enough praise on this sausage roll. I wish I could eat five in one sitting and not get a grease headache. But alas I do not have the eating stamina.

Sage and Pork Sausage Roll
Sage and pork sausage roll

Red Door Bakery - Adelaide
I didn't think sausage rolls could be sexy either....

To balance the salty came the sweet, brought to you by a creme brulee tart and passionfruit meringue tart. As always the creme brulee tart is delish, with the top cracking with a spoon tap just like the real thing. Filling is gooey and smooth. Straight to the hips please!

Red Door Bakery - Adelaide
Creme brulee tart

Meanwhile, the passionfruit tart also held it's own. Fluffy meringue topping a tart passionfruit curd filling. The passionfruit curd was a lot less tart than your normal lemon meringue tart variety. Thankfully, the meringue top was less sweet than usual to counter act this, resulting in a dessert that is not overly sweet and sickly.

Meringue Tart - Red Door Bakery, Adelaide
Passionfruit meringue tart

I'm going to say it - I love Red Door Bakery. Sometimes I'll day dream about it, bringing a smile to my face while making my tummy grumble with discontent.

 Jess gives Red Door Bakery 17/20 chops on the Chopping Board.

Food: 9/10
Service: 4/5
Ambience: 4/5

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  1. My husband keeps mentioning it and I keep giving it a miss because I'm hardly in a mood for a pie, sounds like I've been wrong!!


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