Bourkies Bakehouse, Woodend
Forty five minutes from Melbourne, a frisson of excitement arose amongst the Custard Collective in Woodend. At the end of the main drag, the wall outside Bourkies Bakehouse touted ‘Award winning Vanilla Slices’ but the swaggering brag wall of baking trophies showed nothing less than three years old. I smelt a rat. Sadly this vanilla slice didn’t cut the custard. Taking it from the top: sickly, leathery icing available in vanilla, passionfruit and ADHD strawberry; Masonite strong pastry and serviceable custard. Big anticlimax – left us scuttling up the hill for a palate cleansing beer-paddle sampler at Keatings Hotel.
¦ Icing ♥ ¦ Pastry ♥ ¦ Custard ♥♥♥ ¦ Degree of difficulty ♥♥♥ ¦ TOTAL 8/20
Bourkies Bakehouse, 115 High Street, Woodend, Victoria, Australia. Ph +613 03 5427 2486