The Rolling Pin Bakery and Patisserie - Here comes a new challenger!

The Rolling Pin Bakery and Patisserie - 92 St Bernards Rd, Magill

My wife recently introduced me to this little bakery around the corner from our house.  She's been getting desserts and baked goods here regularly for the kids but the main reason she let me know of this place was because they just started selling Cronuts!

Our review of the Cronut from Jenny's was very popular (click here) so I thought I'd do a comparison between the two.

Front signage on St Bernards Rd
The Rolling Pin is a small little bakery just off St Bernards Road in Magill, opposite Norwood Morialta High School.  As you enter the shop, you are welcomed with a pleasant aroma of baked sweets, breads and coffee.

This morning, the two cronut flavours available were peanut butter and pina colada.  I had my kids with me, so they quickly devoured their peanut butter cronuts and baby cinos before we ventured off to Jenny's to buy their version of the Cronut.

After picking up a cookies & cream and salted popcorn Cronut ($5 each) from Jenny's I headed back home.

The Chopping Board
Croissants and other goods
The Rolling Pin bakery
Cronuts - pina colada (left) peanut butter (right)
The Chopping Board
Wall decoration
As soon as I got home, I placed the Cronuts side by side on a plate to see the difference in size.  After taking the photo below, I cut them to see the difference in the dough and filling.

Cronuts comparison
Size difference - Jenny's on top, The Rolling Pin Bakery on bottom
Jenny's vs The Rolling Pin Bakery
Cross section of Cronuts
So, what do they taste like?  

The Cronut at The Rolling Pin Bakery and Patisserie is more of a donut with a crispy outer with lots of custard/cream filling.  Jenny's is more of a puff pastry/croissant type dough with very little filling, with plenty of sugar on the outside making it much sweeter.  The peanut butter cronut today was the better of the two.

Our original Jenny's Cronut review is here.

In my opinion, Jenny's cronuts were much oilier, sweeter but overall a bit tastier than The Rolling Pin Bakery and Patisserie's cronuts.  If the Cronut is supposed to be 50% Donut and 50% Croissant, then The Rolling Pin is more 80/20 swinging towards Donut.  It doesn't mean it's bad, its just a different interpretation of the Cronut.  

I personally prefer the Rolling Pin's version more, it is cheaper, bigger and less greasy.      

I'm sure over time, The Rolling Pin's version will only get better.  They also have many other desserts and baked goods my wife raves on about.  I'll be sure to try them out.

If you're ever in the eastern suburbs, this is a little hidden gem.  

Hayes gives the Cronuts at The Rolling Pin 8/10 chops on the Chopping Board.  

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