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Sourdough September

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked bread? And what is more delicious than the smell of a freshly baked sourdough loaf? We certainly can’t think of anything better!And neither can the Bakers at Bakers Maison! This is the one month of the year during which sourdough is celebrated, with the colder months making way for the warmer spring days!...
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A (not so) brief history of Bread

At Bakers Maison, our knowledge of bread making with traditional techniques has been our business center point, with of course a strong focus on customer service. But we also love to explore our heritage and boy did we learn a thing or two about our beloved Breads!The great history of bread begins in prehistoric times, at the end of the Upper Paleo...
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Stale Attitude

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Winter is here! And with most of the population running out of ideas and items to use whilst cooking we’re putting your pantry to work with these recipes using bread!Repurpose a loaf or two of sandwich bread into a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner that is sure to satisfy. Here are our top 5 repurpose bread recipes:1. Grilled Cheese & T...
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Digging deeper into Country of Origin labelling

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In our previous blog The impact and benefits of being local, we touched on Australia’s new Country of Origin labelling requirements introduced on July 1, 2018. In this blog we delve deeper in to what the labels mean and the effect they are having on food producers and the foodservice industry.On July 1, 2016 the Australian government introduced a n...
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The history of sourdough

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When it comes to bread, regardless of its final form, we all subliminally know it has been around for quite some time. However, some types of breads have a very interesting history and evolution, like sourdough.The first recorded civilization to have used sourdough was the ancient Egyptians around 1500BC. Like many inventions, it was believed that ...
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Walking through a leftover wonderland

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Christmas is a time for family and friends, the giving of gifts, and eating yourself in to a food coma. Well, the last part may not entirely be the objective, however, some do prefer a little nap after eating. Yet, no matter how much we eat on Christmas day, there is usually still enough leftovers to feed an army for quite some time. There is only ...
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Bring on the festive season

 The end of the year is speeding towards us faster than a waitperson on roller skates. It’s also one of the busiest times of year for the food service industry, with staff lunches, company Christmas lunches, family and friend lunches and dinners, Christmas parties – the list is longer than Santa’s naughty or nice.As the season gets closer, and...
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Summer sandwich recipes

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Summer, it’s one of the greatest times of the year. The days become longer, you get to spend more time outdoors, and the cuisine changes to light and crisp fare. Traditionally, most of your customers may be looking at salads when they want something quick, but we have some recipe recommendations for delicious summertime sandwiches:1. Gourmet Ciabat...
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The many faces of turkish bread

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When it comes to bread, it’s sometimes hard to see anything but the sandwich as its ultimate use. Therefore, if bread has only one use, why are there so many different varieties available? In this blog we are taking a look at Turkish Bread, and how versatile the one loaf can be.   SandwichOk, so it’s a cheap move, but let’s face it, ...
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5 hearty meals for winter

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Winter is so close you can feel it, literally. The days are getting shorter, the temperature is getting lower, the layers of clothes getting thicker, and the meals becoming heartier. Salads make way for soups, and a light lunch or dinner is a thing of the past. Aside from the standard casseroles and soups, we thought we would list five of our favou...
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What the truck! Where did all these Food Trucks come from?

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The food truck industry is growing from strength-to-strength, and we as consumers can’t get enough. But where did this trend suddenly spring from?In the USA, their history is quite extensive and can be traced back to the 19th century Chuckwagons of old. These cart and horse purveyors were responsible for ferrying basic foodstuffs to cattleman where...
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Presenting: the small four

A classic tale of a delectable range of breads, in 4 different rolls.Starring:White Small Roll – Accompanied by a tasty flakey crust, and a delightfully soft filling, the white small roll is the perfect fit, for lunch and dinner!Wholemeal Small Roll – Filled with whole grain flower, the Wholemeal roll is the healthy and high-grain hero!Multigrain S...
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2017 food trend predictions

Food trends are always an exciting topic to discuss in our industry. What will reign supreme in 2017? Whilst there will never be a trend to serving good quality, delicious food – particular ingredients, dishes, techniques, styles, cuisines and methods will undoubtedly take center stage throughout the seasons.It hasn’t been easy keeping up with the ...
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Menu engineering: how to make your menu work harder

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The testing. The tweaking. The long hours. The costing. The portioning. The plating. The arguments. New menus are a lot of hard work and sometimes it can all feel like it is for nothing. Your favourite dishes don’t seem to get ordered, instead the crowd pleasers keep on rolling in. Why is that?Often the way chefs put together menus is via a labour ...
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The magnificent seven: new products to save the day

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Seven is a very special number for some cultures. We are not entirely sure which ones, but within the Bakers Maison culture the number is representative of the number of new products we have just released.Inside the not-so-top-secret bakeries that produce the Bakers Maison portfolio of pane, our R&D team have been tinkering with new toys and in...
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The history of the croissant

The kipferl was believed to be the spiritual ancestor of the croissant.
Some believe that the croissant is representative of the Islamic crescent moon.
Some believe Marie Antoinette christened the kipferl as the croissant.
Ham & Cheese Croissants are very popular in the 21st century.
Bakers Maison has an undying love for all things baked. As an authentic French Bake House, one pastry however is the ultimate indulgence. Hand-made with pure butter and a feast for the eyes, the croissant is a momentous part of French history. But what is the history of the croissant?A brief history of the crisp, crescent comestible we all know and...
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What’s with all the cronuts and cruffins? The advent of bakery hybrids.

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Cronuts, wonuts, crookies, townies, cruffins, and duffins – it’s like everyone has overbaked their brains! Yet for an industry where the iconic white bread roll and its even-steven sliced loaf counterpart have ruled supreme, it’s great to see such innovative new products coming from bakeries both in Australia and overseas.And the public aren’t comp...
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The first batch of stone bake

Here's a little video of some of the first Stone Bake products coming out of the oven! We assure you that the loaf in hand was consumed by the beholder.
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The stone bake range

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History is marked with momentous occasions, inventions and innovations.  Stretches of time are often divided by the tools and materials used. In a time of growing agricultural and societal organization, the Stone Age was much more than the use of rocks as a weapon – it set the stage for our evolutionary journey - one that still has a long and ...
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A recipe for rainy days: Boston baked beans

There is something truly comforting about the simple dish that is baked beans and toast. On a brooding winter’s day as the rain pelts against the windows of the local café, washing away any motivation for that day’s plans – a classic homemade baked beans dish is a remedy for dampened spirits.For some, memories of the saucy dish are confined to a ca...
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