Rolling Pin manager Nathan Williams holding the plaque for the Crocodile Korma pie with staffers Tanya and Nikki.

Rolling Pin Bakery has the Midas touch

Rolling Pin bakery went for gold at the recent 29th Great Aussie Pie Competition and came home with 13 Gold Medals and Two Silver from 15 entries including Best Game Pie, the Crocodile Korma.

General manager Nathan Williams said it was the first time Rolling Pin had entered the game category and they were delighted with the win. Unlike Colonel Sanders and his secret ingredients Nathan was happy to share what went into making a gold winning pie.

“Korma paste, coconut milk, cream and yoghurt, cherry tomatoes, lime pickle and crocodile meat from Yarra Valley Game Meats slow cooked for around 3 hours,” said Nathan. Sound great but it’s much easier to buy one from one of their three outlets in Queenscliff, Ocean Grove and Leopold.

Nathan said Rolling Pin has been entering the competition since the early 90s and have won about 100 gold medals. “Winning is always great for morale and keeps us on our toes to maintain high quality products. Customers have expressed their good wishes and some have been tempted to try the croc pie that they say is very different to the usual game pies available.

The Great Aussie Pie Competition, established in 1989, judges several categories of pies including plain, gourmet, apple, gluten-free and seafood. Over the years Rolling Pin has won gold in most of them.