Food·Posted on 2 Nov 2020Ranking Aussie Baked Goods From "Meh" To "Bloody Delicious"It's the showdown between all your nostalgic faves.by Isha BassiEntertainment ProducerFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 20. Meringue Flickr: RNatraj / Via Flickr: rnatraj, Flickr: TNS Sofres / Via Flickr: 124561666@N02 God, I used to love these as a kid. There was something about them which were so fun and delicious, especially when they came in a blue or pink colour and were topped with hundreds and thousands. But, I probably wouldn't buy them as an adult, which is why they're at the bottom. Sorry meringue pals. 19. Croissants Flickr: Opengridscheduler / Via Flickr: opengridscheduler Who doesn't love a croissant? Flaky pastry, buttery goodness — it's all there. In saying that though, you can get a croissant just about everywhere, so it's not in the top tier for me. 18. Lamingtons Flickr: Duncan C / Via Flickr: duncan See, I feel like it's the same with lamgintons — they're decent, but available just about anywhere. So, I don't find myself specifically going to a bakery to get one. Still, they are delicious, but that doesn't get them to the top of this ranking. 17. Scrolls Simon Mcgill / Getty Images Some people love scrolls (my mum) and some people hate them — and then there's me who thinks they're just...fine. They'e definitely not my first, second or third pick. 16. Danishes Flickr: Jeffreyww / Via Flickr: jeffreyww I'm on the fence with danishes — if it's an apple one, I'm definitely into that. But, the rest, ehhhh, you can keep it. Idk, I just find them to be overly sweet and a bit on the chewy side. 15. Scones Flickr: Matt Cartney / Via Flickr: scotgovrural Don't get me wrong, I love me a scone, especially when they're still nice and warm from the bakery. Top 'em with some jam and cream and you've got yourself a scrumptious arvo snack. But, they're definitely on the more basic side of Aussie bakery goods and I don't find myself craving them on the daily. 14. Meat pies Flickr: Stickypix / Via Flickr: stickypix Meat pies are a dime a dozen, especially in Australia. But, the one from the bakery just hits different to your standard Four'N Twenty that you picked up from the servo. The pastry is a lot flakier and crisper, the middle isn't still frozen because you didn't heat it up properly and the filling is just packed with a lot more flavour. But, meat pies from the bakery can be a bit of a mixed bag too — some are great and others will leave you wishing you got a sausage roll instead. 13. Chocolate eclairs Getty Images Look, how could you NOT like chocolate eclairs? It's literally just cream, chocolate and pastry, which is about as good as it gets. In saying that, they are A LOT — like it's a big sweetness overload. Maybe that's why I find myself rarely purchasing them when I'm visiting a bakery. 12. Hot cross buns Flickr: Akane86 / Via Flickr: akane86 I feel like hot cross buns used to be an Easter-only speciality, but have now kind of morphed into a round-the-year item. They're definitely delicious and I froth over the chocolate ones more than the fruit. Plus, when you grab them early in the morning and they're still nice and warm — ugh, I want one now. 11. Spinach and feta rolls Flickr: Like_the_grand_canyon / Via Flickr: like_the_grand_canyon Spinach and feta rolls are an absolute classic and a nice change up from the usual sausage roll. But, I don't think I've ever tasted one that has blown my mind. Like, they're always nice or fine, but never outrageously delicious, even when you do get them from the bakery. 10. Sausage rolls Flickr: Su-Lin / Via Flickr: su-lin No matter which bakery you go to in Australia, the sausage rolls ALWAYS slap. The pastry is the perfect amount of crispiness and sometimes they do a fancy pork and fennel filling instead of the usual. The only downside is that you usually have to pay extra for sauce. 9. Savoury twisted bread @bakersdelight_lanecove / Via instagram.com I don't know what they put into these twisted, pull apart-esque creations, but they are SO DAMN GOOD. Honestly, you'll think you have bought enough to last you a couple of days, but suddenly you've eaten the entire thing in one sitting. 8. Finger buns @BakersDelight / Via instagram.com I found finger buns to be the height of deliciousness as a kid and I still feel that way as an adult. There is just something about that combination of soft, fluffy bread and the topping of smooth icing that makes every Australian's mouth water. 7. Caramel slice Flickr: Yortw / Via Flickr: yortw There's a reason why we all make sure we had enough money to purchase a caramel slice at cake stalls — and it's because they're a top-tier baked good. But, because they're so sweet, you can't eat too much or you'll be overwhelmed by how delicious they are and feel sick after. 6. Pizza @bakersdelight_lanecove / Via instagram.com I don't know what exactly makes the pizza at Bakers Delight taste so good, but it just does. The flavours pop, they never skimp on the toppings and it's just the right size to fill you up when you're feeling peckish. 5. Carrot cake Mtreasure / Getty Images Carrot cake is the dark horse of Australian bakery goods. It's so easy to write it off because it sounds so plain, so uninteresting, so...not worth it. But, have you EVER had a bad slice of carrot cake? No, because there's no such thing — carrot cake is always delicious, especially when you buy it from the bakery. 4. Cheesymite scrolls @bakersdelight_newport / Via instagram.com How good are cheesymite scrolls?! They are — hands down — the perfect savoury breakfast pastry. And when it comes to brekky, there is no better way to start the day than with some Vegemite. 3. Vanilla slice Flickr: Avlxyz / Via Flickr: avlxyz With flaky puff pastry and that thicccccc layer of custard, it's no surprise that vanilla slices rank so highly. They're the perfect mouthful of nostalgia and are something that almost every Australian loves. 2. Cheese and bacon rolls @bakersdelightaspley / Via instagram.com Whenever you had these packed in your school lunchbox, you just knew it was going to be a good day. And over the years, these cheese and bacon rolls continue to live up to the hype. The bread is always so fluffy — plus, I like to heat them up ever so slightly in the microwave to make them even softer. 1. Custard tarts Flickr: Avlxyz / Via Flickr: avlxyz Australians are going to rip into me for this one, but I just can't get over the absolute perfection of custard tarts. They're criminally underrated and Aussie bakeries — especially those random ones you come across while on a road trip — do them the best. I could eat one anytime, anywhere, any day of the week.