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What Is a Starter?

Posted by brasseriebread on August 24, 2016

Well, it’s a case of the answer is in the question. A sourdough starter kick-starts the baking process – it’s where the magic of sourdough begins. This bubbling ecosystem of wild yeasts is a living, breathing organism created with flour and water – and in our case, biodynamic grapes. Providing flavour, structure and texture to [...]

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The Dining & Co, North Ryde

Posted by brasseriebread on August 18, 2016

The Dining & Co opened its doors to North Ryde locals in mid-June. Previously at Big Tree House Cafe, Justin Park has found a bigger space and a bigger kitchen to take cafe food to the next level. The restaurant-style food highlights fresh, quality ingredients. Breakfast at The Dining & Co continues a similar approach [...]

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Breaducation for Culinary Tales

Posted by brasseriebread on August 8, 2016

Brasserie Bread is as much about artisan sourdough as it is about community. We’re always trawling for ways we can give back and help others. For us, food acts as a gateway for conversation and connection between people. So we were delighted to host two complimentary Breaducation sessions for Culinary Tales at our Banksmeadow bakery [...]

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What Is Provenance and Why Is It Important?

Posted by brasseriebread on July 28, 2016

Provenance. It refers to the source or origin of something. If we look at the derivation of ‘provenance’, it comes from the French word ‘provenir’ meaning ‘to come from’. So what’s the big deal and why do we care? Our Brasserie Bread team has been tapping into the value of provenance,  particularly when it comes to produce. [...]

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Stow the Dough: Storing Bread for Maximum Freshness

Posted by brasseriebread on July 25, 2016

There’s nothing better than fresh bread with a warm, soft crumb and crunchy, chewy crust. We want you to get the most out of each and every loaf so here are our top tips for storing your bread at home. Bread is best stored at room temperature, not in the fridge. Many assume that preserving [...]

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Daark Espresso, Labrador

Posted by brasseriebread on July 15, 2016

Gold Coast cafe Daark Espresso brings together friendly service, good food, and terrific coffee. Since opening in November 2013, the cafe philosophy has never wavered. Owner Leah Smith is originally from Sydney but now calls the Gold Coast home. It’s all about sourcing the best ingredients and engaging a good core team of staff for [...]

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10 Benefits of Eating Sourdough

Posted by brasseriebread on July 7, 2016

When choosing household bread people often neglect to consider the nutritional benefits. We get it; it can be overwhelming trawling the aisles and trying to make the best choice. So why would you grab the sourdough? It’s not only a big player when it comes to physical wellbeing but also comes with other perks. Here [...]

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Crunchy Crouton Recipe

Posted by brasseriebread on June 28, 2016

An easy recipe for crunchy, golden croutons – perfect for soups, stews and pasta dishes. The winter chill is back again, so it’s the perfect time to snuggle up with a blanket and a steaming bowl of your favourite soup. Here’s a recipe for crunchy, golden croutons that will add a delightful texture to wintry dishes. [...]

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Baking Our Blues Away 2016

Posted by brasseriebread on June 22, 2016

Home-baking can warm hearts, start conversations and show others that you care. Nothing says ‘I care’ quite like home-made. With three million Australians living with anxiety and depression, this simple statement can mean more than you know. Here at Brasserie Bread, we know baking is a gift that keeps on giving, and we are excited [...]

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Meet Rhys: Artisan Baker & Photo Taker

Posted by brasseriebread on June 15, 2016

Rhys Newling has been an artisan baker at Brasserie Bread in South Melbourne for over three years. When Rhys isn’t baking up a storm, he takes stunning photos of landscapes, concerts, and people. He also takes awesome behind-the-scenes shots at our bakery – you might have seen some of his snaps on our Instagram or blog. We [...]

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