Monday, January 19, 2009

Jordan's Bread and Pastries, Mullumbimby, NSW

Jan 19th:

Made lots of great contacts yesterday, and this looks like it is shaping up to be another great week for bakery visits.

Did I mention to you before how accomodating everyone is down here? I mean not just polite, but genuinely interested and glad to see you. It certainly makes my quests much easier and I always leave a place feeling like a genuine heartfelt connection has been made.

OK, this is sounding like a 'date movie'!


I visited Jordan's Bakery and was met by Liam and his brother and 2 apprentices. The Jordan boys had grown up in their parents bakery in Mullumbimby, and have now been operating a small artisan baking facility for distribution to the local market. (No retail).

Again everthing done by hand, (except buns) using pre-ferments.

Very interesting ovens, double individual rotating decks, each holding a baking tray. I believe that I have seen similar at Cobs in Canada, which makes sense as Cobs parent company is Bakers Delight from down here.

Liam, thanks for the batarde, fresh from the oven...I am afraid that it didn't make it home in one piece!

6 hours from mixing. Jordan's signiture batarde, resting in the couche waiting for oven space.

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Why this blog.....

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January to March 2009. I was on Professional Development leave from my teaching Job at the Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island Universtity. I chose to take a 3 month leave to visit bakeries and teachng institutions in Australia. Thank you to VIU and my union (BCGEU) for supporting this venture. The aim of this blog was to keep an ongoing diary of my experiences and share them with my students and colleagues. This sure beats coming up with a report and slide show months later. I mean "FRESH" is what baking is all about! Learned to bake back in 1978....making granola...but that is another story. .