My Instagram feed has been brimming with sweet things lately… gorgeous sweet treats that are as easy on the eye as no doubt they are to eat! One such decadent dessert I’ve been very excited to try is the Caramel Sandwich at Whisk Creamery, Subicao. There you’ll find freshly made to order soft-serve gelato “exactly the way Nona’s Nona used to make it”. AND there are no nasty ingredients – there’s a lot to love about Whisk Creamery!
For the uninitiated, cronuts are the love child of a croissant and the humble doughnut. They have the layered, buttery richness of a croissant, coupled with the sugary sweetness of a doughnut and exceedingly scrumptious!
Little Chef and I are NUTS about cronuts – Chef was a cronut virgin and we encouraged him to order the “Caramel Sandwich”. It’s basically silky smooth salted caramel gelato, sandwiched between a fresh cronut, with house made salted caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream and even MORE salted caramel sauce. I had a bite… my goodness, the caramel sandwich is every bit as drool worthy as it looks.
I have to admit – I couldn’t handle the guilt and shared a Ferrero Rocher cronut with LC. The crisp, but light cronut was filled with nutella! Naughty and nice!
Chef and I had coffees too, which are top notch. We’re all huge fans of Whisk Creamery now – on my next visit I’ll be sure to order something of my own!
Little Chef was being ever so patient with me. We were driving here, there and everywhere running errands just before Christmas. I thought I’d reward this with a gelato treat (for him and me!). Tubs, in Guildford, is a locally run company. It opened just over 6 months ago.
At Tubs they make fresh small batch gourmet gelato. All the ingredients are natural, with no nasties – so no colourings or commercial flavourings etc. Their philosophy is all about quality and freshness without compromise. The flavours are constantly changing. On this day we had;
LC had chocolate gelato in a cone, which he gobbled down in no time! I had a sneaky bite and it was so creamy.
I had a tub of berry sorbet, it was scrumptious and so refreshing.
At Tubs they also serve waffles, cake and coffee. Tubs is right opposite Alfred’s Kitchen, so I think a tub of gelato, after one of Alfred’s famous burgers would go down a treat for sure. The Apple Pie gelato is what I’d like to try next time – yummo!
Check out Tubs on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/Tubsgourmetgelato
Last month we enjoyed a well-earned break to the south west of Western Australia. Unlike previous wine tasting trips to “Margs”, this mini-break was much more child-friendly. Luckily for us, and Little Chef, children are well catered for at most places. We found a great place called “Xscape at the Cape Fun Park” (on caves Rd) in between Dunsbourgh and Busselton. There was everything there from wacky putt golf, to a wooden maze, train rides, bouncy castle and a multi-level playground. They stocked a large selection of delicious, locally made Millers ice cream and for the parents there was the fantastic Yavaha coffee!! Their Chai latte is a favourite of mine.
We stayed in the hamlet of Peppermint Grove Beach. It’s halfway between Busselton and Bunbury, near Capel. Peppy has no shops or even a café, but that adds to its charm. It’s so sleepy and peaceful. We’d wake up with the sun and head straight to the beach, at the end of our street.
We loved the beach there. It was great for LC, very calm and the beautiful waters of Geographe Bay were crystal clear. Chef tried his luck at some beach fishing and caught some Flounder and Yellowtail. We saw dolphins and even had a visit from a friendly sting ray. A little bit of paradise!