My journal of foood musings and eating memoirs
In the family, Sunday afternoon lunches have always been indulgent.They’r rich and heavy. Although I knew what was in store for lunch I had to visit The Rolling Pin. Cafe Max (The café at Max Mueller on CMH road) has recently opened a charming little bakery “The Rolling Pin” .The Rolling Pin can be found in a garage actually, a few blocks away from Café Max, opposite Fab India. I pretty much adore such places. Good food in good little spaces. Given the Bakery is in a garage, it is Lilliputian, but, the food is decadent.The Rolling Pin makes all these desserts and carts them to Café Max.Whether you visit the Cafe or The Rolling Pin, the desserts come from the same kitchen.
Here are the reasons behind my blatant indulgence on a Sunday afternoon. It has been a while since I found a good Cheesecake in Bangalore. Many places profess to have them but few really know how to make them. The second thought gnawing away at my brain was the fact that Bangalore lacks a place that can whip up a good Black Forest cake! I just hate the mimicked versions available at every bakery that do no justice to this cake. Ever since the Black Forest debacle in Bangalore I choose to ignore it on all visits to food places. In pursuit of Cheesecake and a good old Black Forest, I was reminded of Café Max and so I was led to The Rolling Pin. Today was the day of reckoning.As I entered the charming little orange walled space, low and behold was the Philadelphia Cheesecake and to the end of the counter laid the German Black Forest.Let me break it to you, The Rolling Pin did these Justice. The German black forest was moist, tasted of liquor, bejewelled with smashed fresh cherries, layered with cream and crowned with shards of chocolate.
Finally, a good Black Forest cake, it was fall apart good. Then, the Cheesecake.Oh so good, tears of joy fill my eyes (Okay that’s just drama). It tasted like Cheesecake! It was Cheesecake! It was not cosmetic, but, homely and chilled and yet warm with little shavings of lemon rind and topped with fresh strawberries.
I want to say thank you to The Rolling Pin. These two desserts have been slaughtered in our city but you keep it real.
Café Max has always done well with desserts, so if you want some blatant indulgence do indulge at The Rolling Pin by Café Max or visit Café Max itself. Some other good things that you must try is their Apple pie, the Apple crumble and the chilled lemon pie.