Turn Up the Heat

Winter is an industrious and creative time for the bakery crew at Breadbar Frewville and Pasadena.

Pasadena bakery manager Jackie Zaknic says winter may seem bleak but baked treats can make chilly days just a little more bearable.

“We’re starting to make all those sweet comfort foods from fruit crumbles to puddings and apple pies and our own banana bread which is great with tea or coffee,” she says.

Bread is a year-round staple but Jackie says the more densely-textured loaves are ideal, either toasted or fresh, with a bowl of hot soup.

We bake so much bread just to keep up with the demand in winter

Jackie Zaknic

The best soup-friendly breads include Mr Nick’s sourdough, rye, Vienna, pane di casa, ciabatta, baguettes and tiger loaves among others. Pasadena’s Four Grand Mere traditional wood-fired oven will also be producing rustic loaves all winter.

In addition to winter desserts and artisan breads, the baking team now creates mouthwatering patisserie items including large cakes, available at the Flowerbar.

“We make them here from scratch and the best sellers are the marscarpone cheesecakes, Caprese limoncello cakes, fruit flans and ‘tall’ vanilla or chocolate sponge cakes – they’re all really popular,” Jackie says.

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