Last year we kicked off a bit of a tradition when we decided to create a blog post about our amazing bakery customers and the delicious Easter eats they produce. It's a little known fact that we supply some of the finest bakeries throughout Victoria and to a lesser extent, Australia. Our extra virgin olive oils, Pink Lake gourmet salt and Australian olives are often key ingredients in bread, buns, cakes and various other bakes.
This year we are featuring a selection of the amazing Easter eats available from our bakery customers....
Tivoli Road Bakery - 3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra
Awarded by The Age Epicure as Melbourne's best hot cross bun this year, the Tivoli Road HCB is a beauty. The recipe is made up of St David Dairy butter & milk, Happy Fruit fruit, dried peel, and orange puree. They are semi-sourdough with a little yeast.
Flinders Sourdough - 58 Cook Street, Flinders
The certified organic and naturally leavened sourdough hot cross buns from Flinders Sourdough are packed full of local fruit and freshly ground spices. They also do a choc cross bun with organic dark chocolate, cardamom spice and a splash of our very own Mount Zero organic extra virgin olive oil!
The team at Rustica are keeping their cards very close to their chest on the exact ingredients of their secret bun recipe but we can say it's a blend of spices and our fruit mix that's soaked in a spiced sugar syrup before baking. Combined with their slow and considered processes, the results are a full flavoured, super soft and juicy bun.
A Local Baker, 83 Burns Street, St Andrews
Everyone needs a local baker and the lucky people in St Andrews have 'A Local Baker' with sourdough hot cross buns baked in their wood fired oven. Ingredients include locally grown organic wheat flour, salt, sugar and an organic sourdough starter. These hot cross buns are yeast free, oil free, dairy free and free from ascorbic acid using organic spices and Victorian grown dried fruit free from sulphur.
The Owl & The Baker - 347 Centre Road, Bentleigh
The Owl and the Baker's cardamon infused hot cross buns are serious show stoppers. They also have a huge range of other Easter themed treats!
Get 'em while they're hot!
A local Baker, 83 Burns Street, St Andrews
Babka, 358 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Baker D.Chirico, 178 Faraday Street, Carlton
Basilio Sourdough, 118 Learmonth Street, Alfredton, Ballarat
Beatrix Bakes, 688 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Born and Bread Bakehouse, Shop 2, 364 Pakington Street, Newtown
Crumbs Organic Bakehouse, 170 Union Road, Ascot Vale
Irrewarra Sourdough, 85 Irrewarra School Road, Irrewarra
La Madre Bakery, 18 Milton Street, Bell Park, Geelong
Penny Olive Sourdough Café, 4 Clancy Road, Mount Evelyn
Red Beard Bakery, 38a High Street, Trentham
Rustica Sourdough Bakery, 402 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Sourdough Kitchen, 172 Victoria Street, Seddon
Tivoli Road Bakery, 3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra
Zeally Bay Sourdough, 2B Baines Crescent, Torquay
Loafer Bread, 146 Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy North
* If you are one of our bakery customers and we've somehow left you off the list, shoot us a quick message and we'll sort it out.