We’re really glad we had the chance to visit Maple and Market because it’s closing at the end of this month! Horror of horrors! Check them out to snag the last few cakes they will be baking: https://www.facebook.com/mapleandmarket
Nonetheless, here’s a post of what we had. Drumrolls please… introducing the Bacon Cooked in Maple Syrup on a Cinnamon Tea Cake. Both name and cake are certainly a mouthful!
We were a little apprehensive because Bacon and Cake had us toeing the line between the orgasmic combination of sweet and savoury combined, or the plain downright strange combination of salt and sugar. Our conclusion: it was heaven on a moist, light, and fluffy tea cake.
The crisp and warm bacon was drenched in maple syrup, a very wise match that tasted better than the remnants of your bak kwa from Chinese New Year. The cake was also warmed up before it was served, which just goes to show the degree of thoughtfulness behind the cakes at Maple and Market.
For those with a distaste for cinnamon, I urge you to not dismiss this cake in particular. It is nothing like a cinnamon challenge, on the contrary, the cinnamon was just a hint enough to flavour the cake without being off-putting.
I daresay everything that went into this cake was perfectly combined.
So hurry and make your visit by the end of this month! A word of caution: as with most cafes situated under HDBs, this place is pretty cozy (read: small and well-decorated, but still small), so plan your visit well!
Maple and Market
34 Cassia Crescent, #01-82,
Mondays to Fridays: 12:00pm – 6:30pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Saturdays: 10:30am – 10:00pm
Sundays: 10:30am – 9:00pm
Getting there: Mountbatten or Dakota MRT
(Closing on 30th March 2015)