I recently got an invite to go sample some Christmas goodies at Oushe. Oushe is a gourmet bakeshop in Al Barsha which opened 3 months ago. I was intrigued to visit, I have heard plenty of good things about Oushe from @geordiearmani, and was sad to miss the opening event which happened whilst I was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
There are three specific products which have been developed specifically for Christmas :
A rich fruit and nut cake topped with candied fruit and pecans which retails at 140 for a medium cake and 180 for a large one. Though not a lover of Christmas cake this rich fruit cake was really moist and tasty and the candied fruits not only make it look special, they taste great too.
Rich chocolate brownies with cranberries at 11 AED each. These are deliciously moist and rich and a real treat.
Decorate yourself Gingerbread people – specifically for children, or your own inner child, Oushe have developed soft baked gingerbread which come with ready made icing so that they can be iced at home. Am sure this is going to be a big hit. The gingerbread are soft and moist rather than the hard baked biscuits which you might have tasted in other shops and are delicately spiced and I have to say particularly yummy.
Outside of the Christmas product range, Oushe have both sweet and savoury treats to suit all palates ranging from Sandwiches, Salads and Quiches for savoury lovers through to Cookies and Cakes for sweet treats along with a great range of hot and cold beverages. They also do a range of freshly baked Manaeesh including Sfiha – it seems I need to go back just to order these.
I was gifted a few treats to take home and sample, three of the top sellers, Carrot Cake – which was moist and rich, New York Cheesecake which was rich and indulgent and Celestial Chocolate Cake – this was a real surprise as it came with a lavender cream filling which really lifted the cake to a new level and is on my list to try again. They also sell some amazing olive oil and jams as well as a range of packaged cookies and other sweet treats, which make great gifts.
Oushe is a lovely find, owned by a passionate foodie, the food is imaginative, creative and tasty with inspiration from the Middle East and further afield.
- Tonic whips up a sweet identity for Oushé (tonicinternational.com)