Lisa Barry tucks into a kangaroo pie. Also on sale are crocodile, emu, venison and camel pies. Photo: Claudia Baxter
Lisa Barry tucks into a kangaroo pie. Also on sale are crocodile, emu, venison and camel pies. Photo: Claudia Baxter

Pastry's nice, but the gravy's all humpy

FORGET chunky steak. Forget mushy peas. Your next pie might just be made with camel.

The Old Fernvale Bakery has introduced a range of game pies including camel, kangaroo, crocodile and emu pies and is set to start creating a pie based on one of Australia's mythical beasts.

The yowie pie will be introduced in coming days featuring a range of game meats in one pastry treat.

Despite being launched with no fanfare, the game pies have already been successful.

The store has had trouble keeping up with demand for the menu's newest additions with pie lovers lapping them up.

Old Fernvale Bakery owner Bill Rose said the six game pies will be added to the store's existing range.

"We're developing new recipes all the time," he said. "We already had 120 pies but we knew we had to keep ahead of the pack. Pies are our business and we wanted to keep at the forefront, so we thought we'd try something different with game meats.

"I mean who sells a crocodile pie? Maybe someone in north Queensland, but it's not common here.

"We want to be at the forefront. We've won a lot of awards for our steak pies so we wanted to keep trying new things.

"Fernvale is a small town, aren't going to continue to get people coming here from Brisbane or Ipswich for bread."

The yowie pie, which Mr Rose describes as the flagship of the game range, will include a range of meats in one pie.

"We were looking at what a yowie that lives in the Brisbane Valley might eat when we created it," Mr Rose said.

A special mascot has been created for the yowie pie that will feature around the bakery when the pie is launched.

"We're really hoping that the game pies are going to be a massive success.

MAROON PIES

  • Fernvale Bakery won the inaugural Pie of Origin last week against the Glenorie of NSW.
  • The award-winning Fernvale Bakery's chunky pies proved better than their flavoursome NSW opponents.
  • More than 2600 pies were sold by the Fernvale Bakery during the contest.


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