Desserts

Foodies are losing their minds as Australian chefs showcase their most innovative dessert creations

Bakehouse, Bistro Morgan, created a decadent Creme Egg Toastie with marshmallows and caramel

Chefs compete to serve the most UNIQUE dessert – fried apple magnums with crackling caramel pork and a HUGE cinnamon roll

  • Melbourne’s Chapel Street has launched a competition with the city’s best restaurants
  • The goal is for restaurants to create the most unique menu item to attract diners
  • Some of the delicious dishes include fried ice cream, sweet toast and donuts
  • Voting for the Chapel Champions Awards is expected to be open to the public from April 25, 2022

A Melbourne food hub has launched a competition among some of the city’s best restaurants to create the most unique treat.

The restaurants’ goal is to prepare a must-have menu item that will entice diners to come to town to revive the economy after the pandemic.

Each of the unique desserts will participate in the Chapel Champions Awards and Melbourne residents will be invited to vote for the most delicious.

Seafood restaurant Tommy Ruff has added the Icey Angler to its menu with a dessert that looks like a take-out meal but comes with fried Magnum, cinnamon sweet potato crisps, raspberry coulis and white chocolate sauces.

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Burgertory's Justin Trudo (nut) fries are coated in salty and sweet maple syrup with bacon and ice cream

Legendary Chapel Street in Melbourne has launched this competition among some of the city’s best restaurants to create the most unique treat

Bakehouse, Bistro Morgan, created a decadent Creme Egg Toastie with marshmallows, caramel and melted Easter goodies in a sourdough sandwich.

Customers will love Burgertory’s Justin Trudo (nuts) fries which are coated in salted and sweetened maple syrup with bacon and served on a vanilla ice cream base.

With Easter just around the corner, Rustica Sourdough’s Hot Cross Bun donuts are the perfect snack with raisins, currants, sugar, a white chocolate cross and are filled with cardamom brandy custard .

Rustica Sourdough's Hot Cross Bun donuts are the perfect snack with cardamom brandy cream

The dough contains raisins, currants, sugar and the buns are topped with a white chocolate cross

With Easter just around the corner, Rustica Sourdough’s Hot Cross Bun donuts are the perfect snack with raisins, currants, sugar and are filled with brandy cardamom custard.

For those who love sweet and savory treats, Meat Meets Sweet at Alison’s Corner Shop offers a baked apple covered in pistachios.

It is topped with pomegranate and crispy pork scratchings.

Dessert Culture’s Biscoff Bingsu is one for all Korean snow ice cream fans as the dairy-free dessert is topped with fresh strawberries and Biscoff flakes.

For those who love sweet and savory treats, Meat Meets Sweet at Alison's Corner Shop offers a baked apple wrapped in pistachios, topped with pomegranate and crispy pork.

For those who love sweet and savory treats, meat meets sweet at Alison’s Corner Shop has a baked apple wrapped in pistachios, topped with pomegranate and crispy pork.

Chapel Champions Awards “Sweet Treats” Entries:

  • Tommy Ruff – ‘Icey Angler’: Fried magnum, cinnamon sweet potato chips, raspberry coulis and white chocolate dips.
  • Bistro Morgan – ‘Creme Egg Toastie’: Marshmallows, caramel and cream of melted eggs in a sourdough sandwich.
  • Burgertory – Justin Trudo Fries (nuts): Fried donuts coated in salty and sweet maple syrup with bacon and vanilla ice cream.
  • Rustica Sourdough – Hot Cross Bun Donuts: Sultana, currant and sugar paste with white chocolate cross and pastry cream with cardamom eau-de-vie.
  • Alison’s Corner Shop – Meat meets Sweet: Baked apple wrapped in pistachios, garnished with pomegranate and crispy pork.
  • Dessert Culture – Biscoff Bingsu: Biscoff flavor snow ice cream with strawberries and Biscoff flakes.
  • Reverie Café – Paris Prahran Choux: Dough filled with praline cream, pastry cream, milk chocolate, almonds and roasted coffee beans.
  • Cinnamon rolls – Australia’s largest cinnamon rolls: 10 detachable rolls available in Tim-Tam, Twix, Oreo, Kinder Surprise, Peanut Butter, Snickers, Lotus Biscoff and Salted Caramel flavors.

Biscoff Bingsu from Dessert Culture is one for all Korean snow ice cream fans

Reverie Cafe is ready to impress with its Paris Prahran Choux which includes praline cream and coffee beans

“Sweet Treats” has become the most popular category at this year’s Chapel Champions Awards in which the public can vote starting April 25 with the winners announced on May 16.

Survey

Which is your favourite?

  • ice fisherman 0 votes
  • Custard Egg Toast 1 voice
  • Justin Trudo fries (nuts) 1 voice
  • Hot Cross Bun Donuts 5 votes
  • Meat meets sweet 1 voice
  • Biscoff Bingsu 5 votes
  • Paris Prahran Choux 4 voices
  • Australia’s Biggest Cinnamon Rolls 1 voice

For a French classic, Rêverie Cafe is ready to impress with its Paris Prahran Choux which includes praline cream, custard, milk chocolate and roasted coffee beans.

Australia’s Largest Cinnamon Roll is also included in the competition and available in eight delicious flavours, all from the Chapel Street Cinnamon Rolls.

“Sweet Treats” has become the most popular category at this year’s Chapel Champions Awards in which the public can vote starting April 25 with the winners announced on May 16.

The winner of the “Sweet Treats” category will receive a grand prize of $6,000 cash as well as a marketing package.

Some lucky voters who participate in Melbourne’s public voting system will also be vying for cash prizes from the Chapel Champions Awards.

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