Chim Chimney

New experiences always delight me, especially if they are food related! And the local market is a great place to do just that! We spotted this curious looking confection when we were shopping this morning.

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They looked kind of like cone shaped bread. We had a quick chat to the stall owner – a really friendly, smiley chap who cheerily informed us that they were chimney cakes!

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We were informed that these cakes originate from Europe and are slowly making their presence felt in Melbourne. I was pretty intrigued by the baking equipment displayed at the stall -individual rollers for each cake and a compact box oven to bake them…. how interesting is that!

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The cakes came in a huge variety of flavours to choose from. It did take us a while to decide on one.

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We finally decided on a salted caramel flavour (seems to be the “in” thing at the moment) and brought home one little cake that had been pretty wrapped in plastic to try.

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We heated up the cake in the microwave oven as instructed. That made the sugar in the top of the cake melt which made it look extra yummy!

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The texture was a little like a cross between a croissant and sweet bread – crispy and chewy at the same time. And the sweet and salty flavour was subtle enough to not overshadow the buttery taste of the cake!

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When it came down to the final morsel, The Dude graciously decided to let me have it. It was seriously too small to split so I did promise him that we’ll get the bigger, Nutella flavoured chimney cake the next time round and he would have the last piece!

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A new cake on a new day – have a smoking Saturday everyone!

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