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The importance of special dietary menus

A lot of thought and planning goes in to a menu. From creating and implementing certain dishes that capitalise on seasons and seasonal ingredients, to special events or an establishment’s theme (Greek, Italian, etc…). Menus will always need to go through some form of change to remain fresh, exciting and relevant. One way in which menus are changing...
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The impact and benefits of being local

Do you know where your food comes from? Do the terms ‘sustainable farming’ or ‘ethically and responsibly sourced’ mean anything to you? Do your customers care about any of this, or is price the most important thing to them?Over the past decade the food and agriculture industry has undergone major change. That’s no surprise considering the impact of...
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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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Going Green - On the way to 'baking' a better world

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Going green means caring for the environment by making a deliberate effort to be part of the change. It is about limiting your footprint on the environment and also encouraging others to follow your example. However, note that going green is not limited to recycling, but living a sustainable lifestyle. Going green is about making small adjustments ...
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How has Croissants & coffee become embedded in Australians habits?

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Coffee has buzzed its way in the heart of Australians: polls show that it is their favourite drink, just after water. But how has coffee become such an important drink in our Australian culture?Around 93% of Australians are gourmands who like to enjoy a croissant or a sweet treat with their coffee.So how was coffee introduced in Australia?According...
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Meal Kits On The Rise

What are Meal Kits?Meal kits contain pre-portioned ingredients and recipe instructions for a complete meal, that shoppers prepare and cook themselves. Meal kits are a small category with big potential. During the past eight months, the number of Australianhouseholds who have made a HelloFresh and Marley Spoon purchase was 1.5% of total househo...
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How To Maintain Fresh Bread

The shelf life varies from one type of bread to another. Here’s a couple of tips and trick to get the best from your loaves of bread!For your typical thin Baguette style loaves, it’s at it’s best for 6 hours. The baguette is a "Have it now" loaf to consume fairly quickly. You can enjoy its crunchy crust and soft mellow inside within 6 hours after p...
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Millennials are Demanding More

Australia’s Millennial generation is fast gaining a reputation as a cohort that is demanding more from society, government and itself, and companies like Bakers Maison, a leading bakery supplier, is sitting up and taking notice.There are some conjecture about the exact years the Millennial generation spans, but most agree it includes people born fr...
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For The Love Of Bread

People and bread, a beautiful love story that has been going on for years. Bread occupies a predominant place on our tables, it is even inseparable from our daily lives as of 1 in 2 Australians confesses not to be able to do without it. 95% of consumers are satisfied with the bread they buy, so no way to do without it. It must be said that the...
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New Sourdough Range

Bakers Maison has introduced two new sliced breads – a Sourdough Multigrain seed loaf and a Sourdough German Rye loaf, that joins the extensive Sliced Cafe Loaf range.The new Multigrain seed and German Rye are both fully baked, sliced and then snap frozen, ready for sale to the foodservice industry, destined for cafes, restaurants, airline kitchens...
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Bread - Friend or Foe?

Mixed messages are noticed when asked about the role of bread and its nutritional benefits. This is the result of a new study by the CSA (Consumer Science & Analytics) Institute that shows a strong ignorance of the population about the nutritional contributions and realities of bread. The bread observatory warns of the perverse effects of this ...
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Rise of the Croissant

In typical French tradition, a day's old croissant is more often than not turned into a brand new sugared almond croissant by adding a layer of frangipane, sprinkling with confectioner's sugar, and re-baked.  This tradition and the excitement of on-the-go consumers have pushed Bakers Maison to developed a Croissant range that caters to th...
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Being Transparent

Successive food scandals have undermined consumer confidence. Now suspicious, customers are expecting from their food suppliers exemplary and honest responses.The questioning is not new. Australians began to wonder about the content of their plate for the past couple of years. Their questions have continued to grow. What is new in the recipe? is it...
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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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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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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 twelve breads of christmas (and how to serve them)

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The baguette is one of the most versatile bread products you can get.
On the first day of Christmas,  We made a special feast,  With croissants, butter, ham, and cheese.  On the second day of Christmas,  We made a special feast,  With two dinner rolls,  And croissants with ham and cheese…  Let’s be honest, you’re not here for our songwriting skills!It’s very nearly the most won...
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Why Australians love breakfast so much

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Walk the streets of Surry Hills or Bondi on a Saturday morning to see Birkenstock-ed punters in throngs, shuffling timber stools and waving meticulously designed documents. The air is filled with chatter, as over-priced and over-bred dogs sit strung to a street sign. One wrong decision and the whole morning could be in ruin, tainted with acutely di...
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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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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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