Japanese-inspired swiss rolls, tarts and truffles by former Raffles Resort pastry chef

Chef Lu is specialised in French pastry methods whereas mixing in Japanese-inspired cake making parts along with his personal recipe. Coco Bless Patisserie was created by Chef Lu in the course of the lockdown of Covid-19. He has been within the business for 12 years, working at 5-star lodges— Raffles Resort, Marina Bay Sands Resort and Mandarin Oriental Resort. He additionally labored with Michelin-starred eating places below ilLido Group, main the pastry manufacturing group.

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 If there’s any alternative for me to eat— sorry, I imply write about truffles and desserts— I’m seizing it stat. The candy treats in query are by Coco Bless Patisserie, an on-line patisserie helmed by a former 5-star lodge pastry chef.

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Chef Lu started his patisserie within the midst of the ‘Circuit Breaker’ final 12 months, and since then has amassed a diversified menu of candy treats and flavours to wow any dessert fiend.

 What I attempted

pink grapefruit cake

I’ve made it my life’s mission for all the pieces I personal to be in shades of pink, and it goes with out saying that the Pink Grapefruit Mild Cheesecake (S$62 for six”) beckoned me first. Bedecked with delicate chocolate flowers, topped with gold flakes, and tied along with a chocolate shell within the pastel pink shade of my goals, this was a sight to behold.

slice of cake

The juxtaposition between the citrusy layer of the recent pink grapefruit and clean, creamy cheese was undoubtedly the star of the present. I used to be pleasantly shocked by the sablé, which managed to resist the strain of my fork in each chunk, and yielded instantly after it was popped into my mouth. It’s a stability that almost all bakeries don’t strike as completely as Coco Bless Patisserie, and thus deserves a spherical of applause.

chocolate cake

The following one’s for all my fellow chocoholics— the Chocolate Crumble Cake (S$58), which boasts of an indulgent mixture of chocolate crumble, clean darkish chocolate crémeux, mushy chocolate sponge, and praline feuilletine.

slice of choco cake

I’ve been on the hunt for the good slice of chocolate cake for the longest time, and thus pinned the best hopes on Coco Bless Patisserie. Whereas , trustworthy chocolate cake is at all times the best way to my coronary heart, I did want this Chocolate Crumble Cake positioned heavier emphasis on the bitterness of the darkish chocolate— then, it could’ve sealed the deal for me.

strawberry shortcake

A lighter various can be the Strawberry Shortcake (S$58 for six”). Consider impossibly fluffy vanilla sponge cake slathered with clean layers of Chantilly cream, then topped with luscious purple strawberries.

slice of cake on a board

Coco Bless Patisserie completely nails the feel of their truffles, however this one fell brief on being ethereal and lightweight. I’ve to commend them on reigning within the sweetness, nevertheless, that different strawberry shortcakes fail to achieve. With a slight tweak of their recipe, this may’ve been plate-licking very good.

swiss rolls
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choco roll

The Signature Swiss Roll Sequence, nevertheless, are fluffy and creamy game-changers. I discover that almost all swiss rolls are likely to solidify and dry out after being refrigerated, however Coco Bless Pastisserie’s retain that stellar, melt-in-your-mouth texture. The Chocolate Roll Cake (S$22) is ideal for many who love their chocolate on the candy aspect— with all of the unadulterated pleasure that chocolate offers.

coffee roll cake

The Espresso Roll Cake (S$22) espresso aroma is robust with out being too overpowering, although I’d’ve liked for its acidity to have been extra pronounced. It’s a flavour that seldom goes flawed, and this can be a protected possibility— nothing extra, nothing much less.

matcha roll
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hojicha roll

Perhaps espresso isn’t your cup of tea, and that’s okay. The Matcha Roll Cake (S$22) and Hojicha Roll Cake (S$22) will probably be proper up your alley. I discovered that the flavours for these two truffles weren’t as memorable, although they made up for it in texture.

black sesame roll

The Black Sesame Roll Cake (S$22) was the clear winner of the lot. The roasted flavour erupts in abundance, wowing a black sesame fan like myself, and even gaining an approving nod from my sister, who sits on the alternative finish of the spectrum. Its delicate flavour is strong with out being overpowering, and if I needed to choose one dessert from Coco Bless Patisserie to deal with myself to on a cheat day, it could be this.

colourful swiss rolls
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Should you’re indecisive, or simply need to go all out, Coco Bless Patisserie is launching a Combine and Match Roll Cake Field (S$24), which is able to embody 4 flavours— Chocolate, Matcha, Black Sesame, and Espresso. This manner, you get the perfect of 4 very fluffy and scrumptious worlds, good for sharing with the household after dinner at residence.

tart gift box

The most recent addition to the patisserie’s menu is the Tart Present Field which is a mixture of divine Strawberry Basil Tart, Matcha Calamansi Tart and Pink Grapefruit Tart (S$32 per field). Should you’re a berry lover, the Strawberry Basil Tart is one to attempt. What’s distinctive is the sunshine basil cream that’s combined with recent Korean strawberries— it provides it a twist on the standard berry tarts you discover in every single place else!

The tart referred to as ‘Matcha Calamansi’ surprises you with unique calamansi curd topped with matcha cream. Sure, I by no means imagined these two intense flavours coming collectively – however they make pair. That is an uncommon one, good for adventurous style buds! The Pink Grapefruit Tart will depart you asking for extra as its tangy grapefruit curd and recent grapefruit is pleasantly balanced with candy vanilla meringue. 

Pre-order these pleasant tarts which make for the best present in your family members.

*Out there for pre-order from Friday to Sunday weekly for restricted time solely.

Ultimate ideas

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I really like sugary deal with, however I feel hanging a stability is vital relating to actually hitting that candy spot. Coco Bless Patisserie is unquestionably off to begin—the mastery of pastry making methods is obvious, and the range is worthy of a pat on the again.

Anticipated injury: S$22 – S$62 per pax

*This publish is delivered to you in partnership with Coco Bless Patisserie.

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