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slow dough fig & walnut bread

Slow Dough

Kylie’s Slow Dough  is a fairly recent addition to Rathdowne Street village in North Carlton.  Kylie of Slow Dough bakes traditional sourdough, light and dark rye breads, an olive and rosemary loaf and a fabulous fruit loaf that’s generously full of figs and walnuts. Apart from breads you can also pick up a sandwich with…

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The Sound Of The Crust

  Sourdough breads are everywhere now but how do you tell a really good  bread? Listen to the sound of the crust. Nothing beats a Parisian baguette for taste, texture and its characteristic crackle. Take the advice of Colette in the movie Ratatouille –  ” How can you tell how good bread is without tasting it?…

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Baker D. Chirico in South Yarra

The smell of baked goods is wafting down Domain Road. Baker D. Chirico (kee–ree-kaw) has opened  a pop-up opposite the Royal Botanical Gardens on Domain Road in South Yarra with a view to establish a bakery there by 2017. Perfect location for picking up a breakfast pastry or afternoon tea in the gardens. Source: Baker…

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wood frog bakery bread

Woodfrog Bread – Satisfies The Senses

Melbourne, the coffee capitol, is also starting to showcase its talent with that another important  staple, bread.  I am so thankful we have more artisan bakers popping up around Melbourne. Next time you sink your teeth into a quality loaf just think when you’re sleeping they’re baking – how fortunate are we! Woodfrog Bakery of  108…

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Der Partisan 100% rye bread

Der Partisan Bread

I’m afraid I’m smitten with this rye bread, not just because of the intriguing face that gets imprinted from the baking moulds giving each loaf an individual almost ghostly appearance but because of the wonderful flavour of this moist loaf. It is so tasty you only need to spread it with some butter. It would…

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