Baking the way grandma used to, from recipes brought over from Poland more than 80 years ago.
Monarch Cakes in St Kilda have been making desserts on Acland Street since the 1930s. With more than 80 years of experience, it's fair to say this place knows a thing or two about making delicious treats.
The continental custard vanilla slice is one of Monarch's most popular cakes and we can see why. It's made using milk from a small dairy in Gippsland and free range eggs from a local farm. All the ingredients used in the slice are natural and fresh, down to the light and fluffy pastry holding it all together and giving it a yummy – albeit messy – crunch. You can dive into this delightful custard pastry for just $6.50 a pop.
Image: Tracey Ah Kee.