Today I had an errand to run in my lunch hour; I needed one of these:
Obviously my mission succeeded. ;-) I was actually led a little astray - I was only going to buy a plain stick blender, but ended up getting the attachment when I realised it has the power to blitz nuts for me for delicious cakey goodness (and I'm sure it will have many other uses - including the reason I bought it - which you'll have to wait for tomorrow to learn).
Anyway, my mission took me to the glorious Moore Wilson's, so I thought I'd see if they had any custard squares nestled among all the other goodies - and I was in luck! I believe this custard square is from Arobake, which came highly recommended by my colleagues. Slightly sadly, they only had chocolate-iced squares - which are not my favourite - and more sadly, my treat did get a bit smushed on the way home:
Despite it's slightly less-than-pristine state the custard was pretty good after my 4km run today - I got a little pre-taste while detaching the custard square from the bag it came in. ;-) Then came dinner, and then the important part: the tasting. Obviously I had to share with Mr Cake...
(a shame as it wasn't all that big). It was nice, but the pastry was a bit dry, the icing was not flavoursome at all, and though the custard was nice it also lacked a bit of flavour - not enough to make the package. It seemed to have a coffee flavour coming through - perhaps the icing was supposed to be coffee, not chocolate? Or a mixture? But it didn't quite cut the mustard.
Sorry, Arobake - I will be back to try more of your delicacies on word of mouth, but not the custard squares. Mr Cake and I both deemed this to be about a 6/10.
Moore Wilson's is located at the corner of Tory and College Streets, ph 04 384 9906, www.moorewilson.co.nz. Arobake is located at 83 Aro Street, ph 04 384 5473.