Newstead Supermarket and Bakery
Our stay Bendigo was awesome, brief and bitterly cold. It’s a city we would certainly come back to, but for now it was once again time to head further south towards the Spirit of Tassie. Our plan was to drive to Ballarat and spend a few nights exploring what the area has to offer.
The night before we left Bendigo, i received a tip on a bakery that has this legendary 🥧 called the “Bull Boar” and the bakery was Newstead Supermarket and Bakery.
This was a 🥧 and a bakery to good to drive past and ignore. So we made the slight detour through the historic town of Maldon and then the short drive to Newstead.
The bakery is located in the IGA supermarket in the small but quaint Main Street of town. That’s where i met supermarket owner Luke and long time baker Adam. This was a first for me doing a review in a IGA supermarket. Literally this place is a one stop shop. It’s got everything you ever need food, 🥧’s and beer. The place is open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 6pm.
My mind was completely sidetracked by this famous “Bull Boar” 🥧 The secret recipe was first created in the local butcher shop, and has been handed down over the years. Honestly I felt like a kid on Xmas morning. I didn’t know what to expect or what this 🥧 was going to taste like. Adam informed me the flavor was a very acquired taste and something very different to what I’ve had before.
🥧 THE REVIEW 🥧
1. Value for Money – $6.50 was reasonable value for this 🥧. The 🥧 itself wasn’t massive, just a normal size. This was a gourmet 🥧 too, so the overall price tag wasn’t to bad. 8/10
2. Meat Ratio – 95% full, only a little bit here and there could have be have been squeezed in this 🥧. If you purchased this 🥧 you would be very happy with the meat ratio. 9.5/10
3. Meat Flavour – For the first time in my life I’m totally lost for words !!! The meat flavor was something I cannot describe. It was tender and cooked to perfection. All I know is the meat has been socked in red wine, with added seasoning and cracked pepper. I loved every bite of this 🥧. Wow Wow Wow 10/10
4. Pastry – Very good.
One side and the bottom and had the slightest wet line and this was only minor. This was the negative part of this pasty, it’s color, shape and stability were awesome. The top was super crunchy and flakey. Great job Adam. 9/10
5. Serving Temperature – Excellent !!! 10/10
🥧🥧 46.5/50 🥧🥧
This is a 🥧 everyone has to try once. Adam wasn’t wrong when he said the meat is a acquired taste. Your either going to love it or hate it, it’s very much like vegemite. From the moment I finished my first bite i couldn’t get enough. I even went into private investigator mode and slipped into the butcher shop to find out what exactly the meat in this 🥧 was and like I expected the owner gave me nothing. This is a must try 🥧 if your after something totally off the planet.
To Luke, Adam and the rest of the staff a massive thanks for having me in. This was a cracking visit and I’m so grateful to Ross Boyer for teeing up the intro and review. As mentioned above, this is a 🥧 highly worthy of trying and a bakery 100% worth visiting. Adam is a self taught baker and by gee he does a awesome job and he’s a bloody good bloke too.
If your making the sort trek from Bendigo to Ballarat take a slight detour and visit the little towns of Maldon and Newstead. Maldon bakery will be re-opening at the end of the month and is 🇦🇺‘s oldest running bakery. It first opened in the 1850’s. The town itself is a trip back in time the buildings and town are incredible.