Sweetness and sweet mallows
AS Juliet said in Will Shakespeare’s exquisite first balcony scene, it was with ’such sweet sorrow’ that we knew that Sweetness the Patisserie in Epping closed for a much-deserved break on Christmas Eve, but with joy that we learned that Gena Karpf and her talented staff began cooking again on 9 January. This means that Granny Smith again will have Sweetness’ marvellous, hand-made sweet mallows back in-store next week. These delicious, beautifully-presented bags and ‘rubik’s cube’ of egg-white confections with natural fruit flavours were a runaway success with us in the lead-up to Christmas. But one lonely bag was left on our shelves on New Year’s eve, so it came with us on our river journey out west.
Sweetness has also been glowingly endorsed in the new year edition of The Foodies’ Guide to Sydney. We are in love…with the mallows, the dark and white rocky road, florentines, chocolate toffee and spiced pecans.