It was a year ago this week when I was in Australia, that I stumbled across the Double Bay Farmers Market in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. My taste buds were in for a treat that day when I tasted a wonderful loaf from the award winning Brasserie Bread, reminding me of my favourite artisanal bakery in New York City. I tweeted about how fabulous the bread was, and how much my son loved their medley of moorish delights that we returned each week for more and I continued to tweet about each item we sampled.
Such is the power of Twitter that I was sent a direct message from Brasserie Bread inviting my son to attend one of their children’s baking classes. We accepted and discovered a fantastic baking facility complete with café and store.
My son absolutely loved it! He learned about where the organic flour derived and basic baking concepts, but he especially loved making his own pizza with locally sourced ingredients, and a chocolate brioche. Both were delicious, I know, I helped him eat them!
Baking classes are also open to adults. Kids classes are free and book out almost six months in advance, so bookings are absolutely essential. Adults pay $150 per person. I’ve just been told there are a hand-full of adult spaces still available in April.
If you can’t make it to a Brasserie Bread baking class or their wonderful café, try to check them out this week at any one of the local Sydney farmers markets so you can grab their special Easter hot cross buns (shown below), also available in dark chocolate and sour cherry. My favourites are their quinoa bread, New York rye and their signature garlic bread, its truly amazing.
For more information on Brasserie Bread, click here.