Puff pastry dough is useful, isn’t it? Everyone needs it once in a while for baking! Puff pastries can be used to make pigs in blankets. They are an easy snack and especially great for kids parties. I’ve been looking for non-spicy sausages in Mumbai and tried a bunch of different kinds. I thought that this one in the photo above looked promising, but as soon as I took a bite I knew it wasn’t the right kind for my kids. They were “picy!” as my son said.
I have been hearing about this “puff pastry shop” on Hill Road from different expats. No expats really knew the name and how to explain where it was located. Then one of my friend’s gave me more detailed directions recently. Even though I did not take notes, it sounded like an easy way to find, so I gave myself a try. I love discovering a new place recommended by my friends!
I stopped my car after I passed Holy Family Hospital sign on Hill Road which looked like this in the photo below.
Only things I remembered were these.
1. There is no sign for the pastry shop that you can see from Hill Road. (Great. I have to smell it out.)
2. You have to go into a gate to go to a pastry shop. (A gate? Sounds intimidating…)
3. The gate is on the Hill Road next to the Holy Family Hospital gate.
4. Once you go inside the gate, you’ll have to walk towards the back and the shop looks like a house.
I got off the car and there I stood with the view like in the photo below for 15 seconds. Suddenly I spotted a few people with white plastic bags coming out of the black gate with “no parking” sign. I thought “Bingo!” That might be it!
I crossed the street and walked into the gate that looked like below.
I passed the building and came to the open space where I saw a house looking building that kind of looked like a store.
I found it!
It was packed full of customers. There were probably 20 people squeezed in this tiny space and people kept streaming in.
I purchased 1/2 kg (500 g) of puff pastry dough. The dough costs 140 Rupees (US$2.5) per kg, so I only paid 70 Rupees (US$1.20) at Hearsch Bakery for the puff pastry dough! Score!
I should make an apple pie next time I get the puff pastry.
What would you make with puff pastry?
Hearsch Bakery / J. Hearsch & Co.
Door No. 90/ A
Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai – 400050
*Near Holy Family Hospital
PHONE:022 2643 5361