Brisbane’s Best Pie visited new a suburb this week (after I was reminded, forcefully, that I had tried pies twice in the same suburb on Facebook) with the Jindalee Bakery in, of course, Jindalee of Brisbane’s western suburbs the venue for today’s pie test. 

Today’s pie was the plain mince pie.  

Jindalee Bakery, Jindalee – Plain Mince Pie (photo by the author)

Here is how I rated this Pie:

Taste

Absolutely the highlight of this pie was its taste.  It tasted great.  There is not much more I can say about it though for the reasons I have noted below. 

Meat and Gravy

The mince in this pie was plentiful and tasted great.  The gravy was thick and also tasted great. These two elements worked very well together.

Pastry

Unfortunately the pastry of this pie really let this pie down. It was a pie that was presented in a foil tray and the base of the pie was very very soft.  This made the pie eating experience more like eating a soft shelled taco than a meat pie.

Size

The Jindalee Bakery plain mince pie is on the large side.

Temperature 

In all the pies of have tested so far, this pie was the hottest temperature wise by far.  I ate the test pie immediately upon purchase and found that it was so hot it detracted from the taste of the pie.  

Price

$4.50

The Final Word

For a pie that tasted so good the Jindalee Bakery plain mince pie was quite difficult to eat both because the pastry base was very soft and the temperature of the pie was very hot. With the benefit of hindsight I could have driven the 25 minutes home because trying this pie out and it still would have been warm enough to eat I reckon.  

Postscript

The Jindalee Bakery is at Shop 11, 168 Sinnamon Road Jindalee.  It is in the shopping precinct across the road from the DFO at Jindalee. 

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