Food for thought (or more accurately, food thoughts and inspirations)

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SonofSamsquanch

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The bakery in drouin next to the post office does the passionfruit vanilla slices perfectly. Wife's been going to the physio near it and grabs a couple occasionally for after dinner.
Delicious.

The Timboon bakery used to do the pink icing version like I posted above. They went OK. They did cream buns as well back in the day. Cream buns are alright but you can’t beat a snot block.

I hope old SpiderBurton22 can tell us if the bakery is any good down there these days. It’s been a while since I was down that way - last time i was there I got my picture in the paper (and it was nothing to do with horses).
 

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SpiderBurton22

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Delicious.

The Timboon bakery used to do the pink icing version like I posted above. They went OK. They did cream buns as well back in the day. Cream buns are alright but you can’t beat a snot block.

I hope old SpiderBurton22 can tell us if the bakery is any good down there these days. It’s been a while since I was down that way - last time i was there I got my picture in the paper (and it was nothing to do with horses).
Timboon bakery is ok, the Cobden one is better.

Timboon do better pies though.
 
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gokangas

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OK - I do consider myself quite an expert on snot blocks. Its a simple science.
My golden rules:
No coloured icing - must be white, not negotiable
Nothing else in the icing such as passionfruit
No coconut on icing - if so the makers bakers licence should automatically be revoked for life
Must be able to be eaten with one hand - if you need a cake fork its not a vanilla slice
Custard must be on the solid side - if it squeezes out the side when bitten, massive fail

Simple.
 

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gokangas

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The old dog’s eye - With or without dead horse. Round, oval, square or rectangle. Which are best? Today’s discussion.

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I love a four n twenty at the footy - seem to take on a different taste, but buy them elsewhere and they are rarely as good. I'm a fan of square pies as they are easier to eat, but shape matters much less than taste. Had a lot of great pies - the pies at Segefredos in Heathcote are sensational and owned by a great North Melbourne man. Try one if you are passing through (that's all you would normally do in Heathcote, pass through).
 

gokangas

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Hojuman - managed to find the satay you mentioned at the Asian Supermarket on Broadway Reservoir. If you like Indonesian food that is their specialty. Worth checking out. I will try the satay tonight and let you know what it is like.
 

Hojuman

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Hojuman - managed to find the satay you mentioned at the Asian Supermarket on Broadway Reservoir. If you like Indonesian food that is their specialty. Worth checking out. I will try the satay tonight and let you know what it is like.


Think it'll be the one you were looking for👍
If you get into town Laguna Indo supermarket Russell st. side of Q.V. centre near Officeworks. Just shimmy up the stairs. They literally got it all.
 

CharlieMortdecai

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Rutherglen Bakery.

It's almost worth driving there to get one.

Trust me.
They are good. Avoid on a Saturday though, queue for 30 minutes to find out they're all out of whatever you want.
I think the best I've ever had was at Pinjarra bakery. It's a difficult thing though, these places get a reputation, owners sell at a profit and suddenly the pies aren't what they were. For a long time Robertson pie shop in the southern Highlands was said to be the best in the country, but many have said they are no longer that good.
 

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