Miz Lizzie Adventures: nice as pie

We’re off!

After a remarkably stress-free launch at 9.30am, we cruised peacefully up the Bruce Highway to our first planned stop: lunch at Bowen.

The reason for the choice of destination isn’t hard to find: firstly, it was on our way, and secondly, Jochheim’s Pies. The place is legendary, and judging by the queue out the door when we arrived bang on midday, its reputation is well deserved. They make and bake all their pies on the spot, and there are 18 flavours to choose from every day.

In addition to this array of hot and tasty glory, there’s another display case full of cream cakes, pastries, buns and biscuits, again, all made on the premises fresh every day. The clientele were dressed in everything from business suits to high vis workwear to shorts and flipflops and were every age from 9 to 90.

This was my lunch. You’re lucky to see even this much; it lasted about a minute, and the Husband’s was gone before I could get a photo. He also had a ‘peach cake’, a small round vanilla cake rolled in a peach flavoured jelly and coated with desiccated coconut, split and filled with cream. I can’t do cream, so I contented myself with a fruit bun, and very nice it was too.

Then back onto the highway, and on to Townsville. We’re staying tonight in our regular caravan park, and shortly I will be disappearing off to the camp kitchen to make chicken noodle stir fry for supper.

But I really rather wish I had another of those pies….


31 thoughts on “Miz Lizzie Adventures: nice as pie

  1. Nanette says:

    Nothing like a home-baked pie, thanks for taking the time to take a photo before scoffing it πŸ˜„ A good start to your trip.

  2. Mouthwateringly glorious gastronomy. πŸ™‚

  3. KerryCan says:

    Yum! Yum, yum, yum. Sounds like a glorious, auspicious start to the trip!

  4. tialys says:

    Despite being a veggie for about 3 months now – the pie still looks very tempting. However, I’ve zoomed in on the menu and decided I’ll have a spinach and ricotta one thank you very much.

    • katechiconi says:

      The pastry is sensational, whichever version you go with. The bottoms are shortcrust, the tops are flaky. My steak & kidney was sprinkled with fresh rosemary….

  5. My mouth is watering! Sounds like my kind of place. Think I’d skip lunch and go straight for dessert. πŸ˜‰

  6. Yum ~ Keep the post coming, lots of pictures please too πŸ™‚

  7. elaine says:

    Yum! Now I am really hungry ~ Safe travels & yummy stops!

  8. A bad pie is awful, but a good pie maker makes me want to indulge far more often than I do – you sure are off to a good start!

  9. claire93 says:

    Safe travels !

  10. Dayphoto says:

    Oh! Yum! Yummy Yum!

  11. Steph says:

    Have a safe trip!

  12. Yummmm and more yummm …. but want to see the stir fry pic too πŸ˜‹

  13. It’s interesting how we feel about certain foods. I had to go back to one restaurant a second time to get a photograph of the food before I could post about it. I got so involved in the eating and enjoying it, the photo slipped my mind. Sigh. Of course when you are traveling and writing on the spot, not so easy to do. πŸ˜‰

  14. kathyreeves says:

    Oh wow, that looks sesational!

  15. I remember the bakery at Bowen… we indulged, and it was good 😍

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