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Tasmania: Jackman and McRoss Bakery + Bakers Delight Giveaway!

Submitted by Adrian on June 16, 2010 – 12:03 pm14 Comments

Firstly, my apologies for my ’somewhat’ absence these past couple of months. In amongst moving into a new place, I’ve also been waiting for a new phone line ( 1 month with no internet and still counting), doing some slight renovations, trying my best to be Australia’s No.1 Handyman by spending more time trying to heal my hammer wounds  and picking out splinters as opposed to fixing whatever actually needed fixing.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that for those who are  moving into a new home for the first time, you will spend most of your days at IKEA. For those who are moving for the second time, your weekends will be eaten up at Bunnings with one hand holding a basket and the other holding an oversauced sausage… with onions of course!

Scurraging through the web prior to our trip to Tassie, I thankfully discovered Jackman and McRoss Bakery through my fellow foodie Iron Chef Shellie who had also traveled there a while back.

Whilst I briefly featured this eatery in my last Tassie post, I really felt that Jackman deserved  the honour of a separate mention.

Details: 57-59 Hampden Rd, Battery Point 7004 TAS Phone: (03) 6223 3186 Map

Mains: Scrambled eggs wrapped in smoked salmon on danish pastry served with rocket and aioli. This was a great offering. I’ve never had eggs wrapped in salmon before, which is why I chose this dish. Gosh I go weak in the knees for anything out of the ordinary. There would have been at least 3 eggs all molded and held together by the the fresh salmon.  From the dreamy scramble, which seemed like forever to finish to  the crisp slightly sweet flaky pastry- I just didn’t want this journey to end.

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Jackman and McRoss Bakery

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Jackman and McRoss Bakery

Open up!

The dense and spongy doughy fortress that held the Berliners filled with vanilla bean custard together, required absolute silence as I carefully took it part and ate it like an Oreo. Silence!

It wasn’t achingly tooth sweet, which made it extremely easy to eat. A perfect ending to the meal.

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Jackman and McRoss Bakery

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Jackman and McRoss Bakery

The menu that time forgot…

The menu board changes throughout the day, tempting you with with dishes from pastry crusted lamb shanks to apricot crumble danish. Everything on the menu is very reasonably priced as well as scoring points for the quality. This was actually the first pit stop of the trip as we had arrived just in time for breakfast. With my mouth wide open- I was immediately in awe at the amount of freshly baked items available.

Then came the Croissant served warm with butter.  I think the amount of servings I had (4) speaks enough volumes as to how good it was.

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Jackman and McRoss Bakery

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Jackman and McRoss Bakery

The Cap came with the right temperature and that smooth velvety froth with the right amount of bitterness, making it one of those rare addictive coffees that you end up consuming within minutes of arrival.

Bring a date here? Hell yeah.

Brunch with friends here? Um..we came back 5 times!!

Service: Friendly.

$$$: Breakfast items start at 4.50 – 10.50 Cheap Eats!

Food Rehab Verdict: Sent me to food rehab (book this place now! Wowzer) – Greenlight

Giveaway

bakers delight

Thanks to Bakers Delight, I was sent some delicious scones to try out. Now, you know how I like my scones, so of course I was more than happy to introduce the ‘buds’ (taste buds) to their new range of Passionfruit and White Chocolate scones.

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I’ve never thought of adding passionfruit to scones. However, the crunchy seeds in amongst the tart pulp in amongst the sweet white chocolate pieces – it was surprisingly well matched with that whack of buttery aroma when opened up.

As always, I’d like to share my food with you all. To win a voucher to taste these freshly baked scones, just answer the below question. Plus, I hope this makes up for the lack of posts!

Question: How many croissants did I have at Jackman and McRoss Bakery?

Available to Australian residents only, Competition closes: 17 June 23:59PM Eastern Standard Time

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