I’d like to introduce you to Roselle. I am sure many of you have heard of Roselle before but for those of you that haven’t… You’re welcome.
Roselle is a bakery located in the east end of Toronto at King St. and Parliament St. The space is small and minimalistic with only enough seating for about 8 people. They do have a patio but I’m not sure if it’s open now since it’s starting to get chilly here in Toronto. They offer an assortment of delectable treats that aim to make you happy. Hence the “dessert makes you happy sign”. They have seasonable offerings so make sure to check these out while you can. Of course, some of these are available year round (I think). Don’t quote me on that.
From back to front (left to right), there is the lemon tart, the chocolate one, latte tart, apple pie eclair, turtle tart, and banana cream pie eclair.
Lemon Tart: Silky tart lemon cream, toasted meringue in an almond tart shell
The Chocolate One: Dark chocolate mousse layered with dark chocolate biscuit, ganache and chocolate crispy pearls.
Latte Tart: Milk cremeux, espresso cream, roasted white chocolate whipped ganache, espresso soaked vanilla sponge in an almond short crust.
Apple Pie Eclair: apples, spiced cream and brown butter almond crumble.
Turtle Tart: Milk chocolate mousse, rum soaked chocolate biscuit, salted caramel and candied pecans in an almond shell.
Banana Cream Pie Eclair: Rum caramelized bananas, vanilla custard, and whipped chocolate ganache.
Their cookie selection is pretty impressive too. (From left to right): Earl grey shortie (my fave), double chocolate sea salt cookie (also really good), classic chocolate chip, and ginger(?).
New to the menu, Roselle offers a banana milk, which warms my belly in a way I cannot explain. It is just the right amount of sweetness with a heavy banana flavour. Love. The chocolate souffle cookie is also good. It is chocolately but somehow manages to be “light”. On the top right, is a slice of spiced pumpkin chiffon cake which is (no surprise) delicious.
Of course, a trip to Roselle would not be complete without some house-made/handmade caramels. Seriously, the best caramels ever. When I went, they had salted caramel, passionfruit caramel, and raspberry caramel flavoured caramels available. Sadly, they ran out of the apple pear vanilla which sounds so freaking good. I will have to try my luck another time I suppose.
Have you visited Roselle? I bet you want to now. You better hurry before the menu changes again. xo, Rose