Pizza Capers – Inferno Challenge (Sponsored Post)

Pizza Capers - The Inferno Challenge.

Pizza Capers – The Inferno Challenge.

Pizza Capers do a great gourmet pizza but on this particular occasion it was more than gourmet pizza. It was a challenge. The Inferno challenge. So the challenge is to try the new Inferno range at Pizza Capers, add loads of Tabasco sauce like a boss and try not to cry like a baby girl about how hot it is.

Pizza Capers - The Inferno Challenge - Mini Tabasco Sauce Soldiers.

Pizza Capers – The Inferno Challenge – Mini Tabasco Sauce Soldiers.

I’m no Dante (The divine comedy) delving into the depths of hell. I’m more just someone who likes a bit of chilli now and then. They gave us a bunch of little Tabasco sauces to add to the already spicy pizza. They were teeny weeny and so adorable but two or three drops for me was enough to make these pizzas too hot to handle. My friend on the other hand is a chilli loving spicy pizza eating machine.

Pizza Capers - The Inferno Challenge - The Tabasco moustache.

Pizza Capers – The Inferno Challenge – The Tabasco moustache.

She was literally emptying half mini bottles of Tabasco onto each pizza slice. She loves Tabasco sauce. Please refer to the Tasbasco moustache above. You could say she likes it hot. She won this challenge hands down.

Pizza Capers - The Inferno Challenge - Chimichanga chorizo and prawn pizza.

Pizza Capers – The Inferno Challenge – Chimichanga chorizo and prawn pizza.

First up was the chimichanga chorizo and prawn pizza, which was really colourful and came with a mountain of topping. There was slices of spicy chorizo, big juicy prawns, hot salsa, smokey black beans, spanish onions, roasted red peppers, corn and melted mozzarella. It was delicious. I loved the fresh spring onions scattered on top. The pizza base was light, which allowed the flavours of the pizza to shine. The generous topping ensured each bite was packed with flavour and more importantly had a spicy kick. Sometimes I felt like I was eating a burrito, other times I felt like I was eating a paella and then sometimes I realized I was eating a pizza. It was a really exciting meal.

Pizza Capers - The Inferno Challenge - Chipotle pulled pork pizza.

Pizza Capers – The Inferno Challenge – Chipotle pulled pork pizza.

The second inferno pizza was the chipotle pulled pork, which had tender pulled pork, fiery red bean salsa, smoked chipotle peppers in an adobo sauce (so hot), Spanish onion, roasted capsicum, garlic and melty mozerella. It was really tasty and really spicy. It’s the kind of spicy that creeps up on you slowly and leaves a lovely hum of hotness in the background of your taste making you want another slice and another and another and then maybe a chicken wing.

Pizza Capers - The Inferno Challenge - Spicy Empanadas.

Pizza Capers – The Inferno Challenge – Spicy Empanadas.

The empanadas were yummo and stayed within the spicy theme. The filling was good and the pastry was really good. They came with a chipotle mayonnaise, which I have named chipotlennaise, which was delish. It was kind of like Nando’s perinaise but a tad more spicy. It was supposed to be for the empanadas but we used it with the empanadas, we used it with the wings, we used it with the pizza crusts. You could say we really liked it.

Pizza Capers - The Inferno Challenge - Pups be Plotting.

Pizza Capers – The Inferno Challenge – Pups be Plotting.

Here is a pic of Max (the Frenchie) and his friend Joy (the Chow-Chow) plotting ways to get those empanadas from the table to their mouths. Unfortunately they were unsuccessful.

Pizza Capers - The Inferno Challenge - Inferno Wings.

Pizza Capers – The Inferno Challenge – Inferno Wings.

The inferno chicken wings/drumettes were nice. I thought I would eat the chicken wings as a respite from the heat. Wrong! They don’t call them inferno wings for nothing. By this time I was certainly feeling hot hot hot.

This inferno range is only around for a limited time, until the 31st of August to be exact. So if you like it hot, make sure you pop down to a Pizza Capers near you and attempt the inferno pizza challenge if you dare. Would I try it again? Si senor.

I heart Pizza Capers!

Olives x

Pizza Capers
Website: http://www.pizzacapers.com.au

Doughboys Doughnuts

Doughboys Doughnuts - Street View.

Doughboys Doughnuts – Street View.

Out comes a tray of fresh doughnuts, he grabs one and dips it into the orange zested vanilla icing. He places it on a cooling rack and gently sprinkles crushed pistachios over the top. He places it carefully into the box and calls my name. The box is exchanged with a nod of the head and a smile. I remove the doughnut from the box and take my first bite. The warm doughnut and incredible balance of flavour immediately warms my heart. It is devoured within minutes.  I think I’m in love.

Doughboys Doughnuts - Pistachio & Lime Coconut.

Doughboys Doughnuts – From left: Pistachio, Lime Coconut.

Doughboys doughnuts is a pop-up shop that make fresh gourmet doughnuts and great coffee every morning of the working week. The doughnuts are made to order and ‘dipped on demand.’ Your doughnut is crafted before your very eyes, which definitely adds to the excitement.

Doughboys Doughnuts - Doughnuts dipped on demand.

Doughboys Doughnuts – Doughnuts dipped on demand.

According to their website they are looking to hire some new bakers for summer which hopefully means they will stick around for a few more months. Fingers crossed. The sad thing about pop-ups, are that they don’t stick around forever so you sort of have to eat these fresh doughnuts every morning until they finish up to avoid severe doughnut remorse. This is where the magic happens. Doughnuts in the making.

Doughboys Doughnuts - Doughnuts in the making.

Doughboys Doughnuts – Doughnuts in the making.

It’s temporarily located at Mr Nice Guy Thai which is on Little Lonsdale Street (between King & William) but you enter though Healeys Lane. The place is funky and kitsch with the colourful mismatched tiles and oil stained mirror along the wall.

Doughboys Doughnuts - Inside.

Doughboys Doughnuts – Melbourne.

The flavours are original and unique (and most importantly, delicious!).  They alternate each day so sometimes they have different doughnuts available. I’m pretty sure they are all yum so it doesn’t matter which day you go.

Doughboys Doughnuts - Doughnut Display.

Doughboys Doughnuts – Doughnut Display.

We got a box of four. We tried the Cinnamon Apple, which was burnt cinnamon and torched apple on a vanilla bean glaze Y-U-M! there was also Lime Coconut, which was lemon and lime zested icing with toasted coconut, Choc Nut – Dark Monsieur Truffe cocoa with crushed walnuts and hazelnuts and Pistachio – orange zested vanilla icing with crushed up pistachio. All the doughnuts were really good. Plus they serve good coffee (Market Lane coffee) which is a bonus. Overall, it was a very good day.

Doughboys Doughnuts - Cinnamon Apple, Pistachio, Choc Nut & Lime Coconut Yum!

Doughboys Doughnuts – Cinnamon Apple, Pistachio, Choc Nut, Coconut Lime.

I really want to try the salted caramel one and also the maple bacon. My advice is to go early to avoid disappointment (I’d say preferably before 9am) because these doughnuts are a best seller and often sell out. I walked out of there with pep in my step, ready to take on the week (and the world).  It’s the perfect start to the day.

Olives x

Doughboys Doughnuts
Address: Shop J, 535 Little Lonsdale Street (enter via Healeys lane)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/doughboysdoughnutsmelbourne
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