This would be the perfect spot for brunch on a lovely, sunny weekend! The day we went it was actually a little cloudy but not too cold so we sat outside.
I ordered the smashed avocado and my boyfriend ordered the mango hotcakes.
The mango hotcakes looked amazing and I tried a bit and they tasted really good! Mango pieces with sago and coconut jelly! How could you go wrong?!?! And the presentation was pretty too!
My smashed avocado was ok… nothing special which was a bit disappointing. I’m always a bit skeptical when it comes to smashed avocado as it can get a bit boring. This one said it came with feta but I think the feta was mixed in with the avocado which I didn’t realise.
Would come back but maybe only if I’m in the area.
So over the holidays I thought I’d try baking a pandan cake… twice.
The first time I didn’t have a pandan tin, I just used a regular cake tin but I think it turned out alright. Not as high as I would have liked and not as green either but it tasted almost exactly the same as what I remember it to taste like when I had it when I was younger. So light and fluffy!
This is my second go. I should have taken a picture of what the whole cake looked like before we ate it! My sister asked me to make it for my dad’s birthday so I figured I’d give it another shot. This time I used more green food colouring (I know pandan essence is supposed to be green but the one I bought was very light so i figured I’d add a bit more colour!).
This time was a bit of a disaster when I made it. It came out of the oven looking perfect but when I turned the tin upside down, stupid me forgot that the bottom of the cake tin is loose and before I knew it, the bottom was squashing the cake! *cries* So much for making a high cake! I had to think on my feet this time to see how I could fix this. I couldn’t serve a squashed ugly cake to my family for my dad’s birthday!
So I went online and found the perfect way to fix it! I covered it with some icing from the below website and success!!!
It didn’t look as amazing as I would have liked but dad said it tasted better than the ones in the shop! That’s all I needed to hear! As you can see in the below pic, everyone gobbled it up before I could even take a picture!
Wow, I have been a bit lazy with posts! Sorry!
Here’s some pics of the Piggery Cafe up near Mt Dandenong! Came here a few months ago with the other half. I got a lamb pie and my boyfriend got the chicken platter.
The lamb pie was ok. I wouldn’t rave on about it too much. It came with side salads. I think one was a cauliflower salad and I can’t remember the other one but the cauliflower one was the better of the both.
I tried a bit of my boyfriends chicken platter and it was actually really good! It had different types of chicken on there, wings, maryland and homemade chicken nuggets! It was pretty tasty!
It’s a nice drive out to the area but it can get quite busy on a nice day. Be prepared to wait a bit at peak time but I would recommend it for a nice little cafe on the outskirts of Melbourne!