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Lune Is Doing Pavlova Croissants and Brandy Christmas Puddings to Make the Festive Season Even More Delicious

Also on the December menu: a choc peppermint twice-baked pain au chocolat; a mango, lime and tajin cruffin; and margherita pizza escargot.
By Sarah Ward
December 01, 2023
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By Sarah Ward
December 01, 2023
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December 25 might be the big Christmas dance, but celebrating the season happens all throughout December (let's be honest, it now actually starts on November 1). So, you can spend your time leading up to the merriest day of the year getting jolly in a heap of ways. Lune's December specials are among them.

Each month, Lune Croissanterie whips up a new batch of limited-time offerings, giving you something tasty to look forward to when you flip over your calendar. Iced Vovo cruffins, twice-baked finger bun croissants, pumpkin pie cruffins, lasagne pastries, lamington cruffins, its own take on baklava, sprinkles-topped birthday cake croissants: they've all been on the list in 2023, just for a month. Now, with festive season upon us, the Kate Reid co-founded bakery brand is dishing up appropriate treats. Start with a pavlova croissant, then move onto a brandy Christmas pudding.

Pavlova and croissants, together at last: that's one of the tastebud-tempting December specials. Lune is taking its twice-baked croissants, then adding layers of coconut frangipane, pavlova and fresh passionfruit — and topping it with whipped cream, summer fruits and shards of meringue. You'll find it on offer everywhere except the Melbourne CBD, and you can order it online from Fitzroy and Armadale in Melbourne, plus South Brisbane and Burnett Lane in Brisbane.

Christmas pudding fiends can tuck into a new festive pastry that goes heavy on brandy, making it an adults-only treat. Lune's iteration of the festive staple includes brandy-soaked fruit cake, brandy caramel and brandy pastry cream, then candied orange peel and fresh nutmeg on top. This one is on offer everywhere except the Melbourne CBD outpost again, and for pre-order at Brisbane's two venues.

Still keeping things sweet, a choc peppermint twice-baked pain au chocolat is also on the menu. It features chocolate frangipane, mint fondant, dark chocolate crumb, melted chocolate and crushed candy cane, and can be nabbed at all stores (with pre-orders everywhere but the Melbourne CBD).

Rounding out the December range are the mango, lime and tajin cruffin, plus the margherita pizza escargot — so, a taste of Mexico and Italy, respectively. The first fills a Lune cruffin with lime gel, mango curd and fresh mango, then dusts tajin sugar on top, as well as diced mango, lime zest and tajin (and can be found in-store at and pre-ordered everywhere except the Melbourne CBD). The second pairs one of Lune escargot's with Napoli sauce, smoked scamorza cheese, fior di latte, pesto, fresh basil and chilli oil, which you can enjoy at all sites and for pre-order everywhere but the Melbourne CBD.

 

Lune's December specials menu runs from Friday, December 1–Sunday, December 31, with different specials on offer at Armadale, Fitzroy and the CBD in Melbourne, and South Brisbane and Burnett Lane in Brisbane. From some stores, you can also order them online.

Images: Peter Dillon.

Published on December 01, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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