After going 🥧less down the bottom end of the Yorke Peninsula for over a week it was time to head north and make our way up to Wauraltee Beach. I was on the hunt for a few 🥧’s to smash and a bakery to review. On our way to Wauraltee Beach we decided to pop into the little community of Yorketown and grab a few supplies. Smack bang in the middle of town is a huge building and in that building is the Yorketown Bakehouse.
This building is more than just a bakery. You have a bakery, butcher, fishing, diving, boating, clothes and camping shop all under the one roof. I’ve never done a review like this were inside the building was more than just 🥧‘s.
Owners Darren and Donna bought the bakery way back in 2008, however the township has had a bakery operating since 1939. During my visit Darren bought out the written instruction book for the scotch oven. These instructions were written way back in 1969 and are hilariously funny “Open Damper then Open Door” “This must happen Or you will blow yourself to Kingdom Come” Darren said nothings changed over the last 50 years with this oven so if you get a job at this bakery be careful when operating this type of machinery.
For a smallish town I couldn’t get over how busy this bakery was. The line up was out the door and there was a constant flow of 🥧 lovers streaming in and out the whole time I was there. Another thing that stood out was the huge variety of food on offer. From the sweets to the 🥧’s your going to have a tough time making a decision on what to order. Speaking of decisions it was time to get stuck into a few 🥧’s and get this review started.
Choosing a 🥧 for this weeks review was one of the easiest decisions I’ve had on tour so far. After looking at the menu and chatting to the staff the only 🥧 I wanted to try was the famous “Yorketown 🥧” This was a 🥧 that has been on the menu since 1971 and the reciepe is still the same some 50 plus years later.
🥧 THE REVIEW 🥧
1. Value for Money – $5.30 was outstanding value for this 🥧. Great size and nothing to complain about here. Excellent value 10/10
2. Meat Ratio – Pretty good, this bad boy was just about full. The middle of the 🥧 had sagged a smidge and maybe a little bit more could have been squeezed in. Overall very very good. 9/10
3. Flavour – Very basic but very tasty !!! Corse mince, onion flakes a variety of mixed flavours then bathed in a dark rich gravey. It’s been ages since my last mince 🥧 and this was one beautiful. The original reciepe hasn’t changed since 1971 and I now know why. Great job. 9.5/10
4. Pastry – Color, shape and shrinkage were all first class. All the bakes needed a few extra minutes in the oven and the sides were a little thick. Even though the bakes were a little underdone the flavour in this pastry was beautiful. A few things to work on but nothing major. 7/10
5. Serving Temperature – No issues here 10/10
🥧🥧 45.5/50 🥧🥧
I’m not surprised this 🥧 has lasted and been unchanged in the past 50 years. This was a great product and one I thoughly enjoyed. The flavour in this 🥧 was hands down my favoutite, it was stunning. With every bite the flavour got better and better. The pastry flavour was also very nice and the color of this 🥧 looked a treat. Only major negatives was the bakes. These were only minor and things that are easily fixed. During our time in the Yorketown area, i had about 4 of the “Yorketown 🥧’s” that’s how much I loved them.
As mentioned earlier, this place is way more than a bakery. It’s about 5 shops rolled into 1, from 🥧’s to camping equipment you can litually buy everything in this building. For locals and passing tourists to have access to these essential and quality products in the one building is pretty awesome. A huge thanks to Darren and Donna for having me in. Darren is a terrific fella and i thoughly enjoyed this review and getting a history lesson about this bakery. If your spending time on the Yorke Peninsula add this bakery to your list.
Yorketown, Marion Bay, Innes National Park and the whole southern end of the Yorke Peninsula was incredible. Innes National Park in particular was up there with the best National Parks we have visited. The scenery and wildlife was simply spectacular and this place needs to added to your travel itinerary. One last thing you need to check out is the pink lakes around Yorketown, OMG simply stunning.