If you’re a fan of sweet treats, then you absolutely have to check out Sourbombe Bakery located in Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore. This bakery creates artisanal donuts by combining sourdough and the Italian bomboloni, setting them apart from other donuts. If you’ve watched the first season of MasterChef Singapore, you may be familiar with Genevieve “Gen” Lee, the runner-up. She’s the one who established Sourbombe Bakery. 🙂
After our meal at Pizza Maru, we headed straight to Sourbombe Bakery to buy some of their signature donuts to take home.
Besides the outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, Sourbombe Bakery is also located at 9 Penang Road (opposite Exit B of Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station).
In addition to offering an extensive selection of filled donuts in various flavours, Sourbombe Bakery also provides cakes, tarts, croissants, and canele.
During our visit, we got a box of 6 different items:
Pistachio Rose Timber Ring (only available at Jewel)
At first, I thought it would be a light and flaky pastry, but it turned out to have a bread-like texture. The interior was filled with a pistachio rose praline filling that resembled nut butter. The outer edge was covered in chopped pistachios and dried rose petals, providing a lovely floral aroma. This distinctive and mildly floral flavour brought to mind Middle Eastern desserts. 🙂
Basque Burnt Cheesecake
When I took a bite of this donut, I found the texture to be delightfully pillowy and chewy. The exterior had a sugary coating that provided a slight crunch. The thick, creamy cheese filling inside was not particularly intense in cheese flavour, but it had a nice balance of salty and sweet. The slight caramelisation from the torching process added a nice depth of flavour too. It might sound strange, but for a moment, I felt like I was eating aburi salmon, haha.
Lavender Lime Mascarpone
Being a fan of lavender, I couldn’t resist trying the Lavender Lime Mascarpone donut. The combination of lime and lavender was refreshing and zesty. The mascarpone cheese gave the donut a rich, creamy texture, while the base of the donut was wonderfully light and not overly sweet.
This flavour was my least favourite as it left a bitter aftertaste. The mix of sesame and matcha didn’t quite work for me. The sesame flavour was overpowering, hence overshadowing the aroma of the matcha, which was disappointing.
Kahlua Coffee Pistachio
Tasted like tiramisu!
Creme Brulee (only available at Jewel)
The Creme Brulee donut had a delightful crystalised caramel coating that provided a satisfying crunch. However, the custard filling inside was rather ordinary.
In conclusion, I had a wonderful experience sampling the six different donut flavours from Sourbombe Bakery. Each donut had its own distinct flavour profile, so it’s worth trying a few to determine your favourites. While I wouldn’t describe the donuts as extraordinary, what stood out to me was that they weren’t excessively sweet or greasy. It felt like something you would make for your family at home. If you’re in need of a sweet snack before or after your flight, Sourbombe Bakery is definitely worth a visit.
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