My last gig was with the folks at Flour Bakery in the Brickyards Market in Southport, Queensland. I enjoyed 2 shifts in their wonderful bakery. Jesse Downes and his team showed me a lot of interesting products. I was 'taken to school' on my hand moulding techniques...no knuckles no aggressive de-gassing!
Jesse also looks after the sister shop in the market called 'Sweet' which offers another line of desserts and chocolates.
Great products from both shops!
Here is a link to their page at the Sourdough Companion website.
PS: Jesse Downes, who is the talented and creative production manager at Flour is the son of the legendary John Downes, often called the granfather of Australian sourdough and promoter of many wood-fired brick ovens and of Natural Tucker fame. Jesse looks like becoming his own legend!
Display case at 'Sweet'
Why this blog.....
- Martin Barnett
- 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. .