I have been to Canungra a fair few times in my years in Australia but I never
even noticed Flessers in their tiny little town. In fact you can just end up passing right through the little country town, but if you hang around a little, you’ll find gems like I did when Sandi took Dan and I along with the kids there. It was a long drive, almost two hours if I count right and I was tired. Well actually Sandi said they were the best she’d ever tasted and they even drove occasionally to get some although it was a really long drive from where they were.
We got out of the car and instantly walked into the bakery. It was a typical small country bakery and Sandi marched towards its best seller and ordered away. We ordered three and when Dan tasted it, he ordered five.
It was a pity I did not take photos of the shop, I was tired and forgot, and just wanted to get something to eat and drink.
What is a Vanilla Slice? Vanilla Slice is similar to a French Mille Feuille, but in Australia and in the United Kingdom, it does not have as many layers and different fillings. In Australia, a Vanilla Slice is two layers of Puff Pastry sandwiched with a creamy custard, and dusted with icing or sometimes with a Glace Icing and combed with melted chocolate. Sounds quite boring but not Flesser’s.
I am so so with Vanilla slice, Flesser’s was really out of this world. It had the most tastiest Crème Patissiere and not yucky gooey custard and it was not topped with a normal glace. It was also not sickeningly sweet. I felt Flesser’s topped their Vanilla Slice with a thin layer of fondant and , then drizzled chocolate all over it. Simple yet decadent. It was a mouthful of sheer indulgence. Although I was sick, I did enjoy this thoroughly.
Flesser’s sell excellent meat pies and breads, sticky breads and buns and little cakes and even ginger bread. Again I wish I took photos of it.
Hope you enjoy the photos and if you are ever in the vicinity do make a beeline to Flesser’s. It may be far out, but it has become quite an institution. They have such lovely staff too, happy and sweet and passionate about their Vanilla Slice.
I will do a class on Vanilla Slice real soon.