Trevallyn Gourmet Bakery
After eating nearly every 🥧 in Scottsdale, i could have easily rolled my way down the range into Launceston. Our plan was to park up in Launnie for 4 to 5 nights and explore the whole area. We were joined by our new traveling companions Andrew and Linda who we met back at St Helens a week or so earlier.
As soon as I arrived in town I got straight on the blower and made a call to my old mate Scott Townsend and he gave me the good oil on the best 🥧 places in the area. He gave me a tip on a place called Trevallyn Gourmet Bakery. He said not only are the 🥧‘s awesome, the owner Tony was a ripping fella and that was good enough for me.
Trevallyn is a suburb of Launceston and very close to the main city centre. The bakery is located in a little complex on Gorge Road. Unless you go looking for this bakery you wouldn’t even know it’s there. Owner Tony has had this place for over 25 years and has been in the baking game just shy of 40 !!! 40 years making and baking glorious 🥧’s, now that’s bloody legendary.
I thought Cottage Bakery was old school, but this place is one step above that. It’s got all the epic usuals on sale, but one thing that stood out was the work space Tony and his team of bakers have to work in. I’ve gotta say it’s up there with the smallest I’ve seen and yet the quality of products on sale here looked of the highest quality and I couldn’t wait to get started.
I didn’t have a lot of time during my visit I was booked in for radio and was swinging through to get some 🥧’s to take with me into the studio.
The boys gave me a number of flavored 🥧’s to take into the studio, but one flavored 🥧 in particular caught my eye !!! That was Tony’s “Chicken Kiev” this was a little different and something I’ve never reviewed before, I was super keen to give it a test run.
🥧 THE REVIEW 🥧
1. Value for Money – $5.70 was bloody good value. Yes it wasn’t a massive 🥧 depth wise, but it was still a decent sized square 🥧. I’ve said it a million times and will say it again, any 🥧 priced under $6 in these inflated times is good value. 9/10
2. Meat Ratio – As mentioned the depth wasn’t huge but in all fairness it was still pretty full. The top has slightly sunken in the middle, therefore leaving a tad more room to fill this bugger up. 8.5/10
3. Flavour – I love Chicken Kiev’s and this tasted exactly like one. Threaded chicken pieces, mixed with cream, garlic and other herbs. The flavor was sensational. Only negative and this was minor, maybe the chicken pieces could have been a bit bigger. Overall the boys have done a great job with this one. 9/10
4. Pastry – Colour, shape, stability and shrinkage were more than acceptable. The top was golden and flaky which I love. The top, bottom and side bakes all had slight wet lines through them. This was again only minor but it has effected the overall score. 8/10
5. Serving Temperature – No issue here !!! 10/10
🥧🥧 44.5/50 🥧🥧
I really enjoyed this 🥧. It was something very different and different is good. The flavour and price were right on point. The flavour in particular was great the creamy sauce was beautiful and the garlic hit was the perfect blend. The negatives pointed out in the scores were only minor and things that can be easily tweaked. The other 🥧’s I hooked into at the radio station were absolutely beautiful. I would have no hesitation recommending this 🥧 to any punter.
This bakery is a little beauty. As mentioned above unless you knew of this place, it’s a bakery you could easily miss. This bakery survives on the support it receives from the locals and more particularly the high number or tradies heading into work each morning. So fellow travelers now you know where the bakery is, make sure you pop in and see Tony and say gday. Scott Townsend was 100% correct, Tony is a an absolute gentleman and a bloody awesome fella. I cannot thank him and his team enough for having me in.
Also a big shout out to Kim and the team from ABC Northern Tasmania. That’s the second time this tour I’ve had the privilege to chat to Kim. She’s the ultimate professional and a superb broadcaster.