The team at Three Loaves Bakehouse are always on the go, with new treats for any time of year. This edition, Andrew Frazer (owner and head baker) passes on a couple of his beautiful recipes for baked treats to warm you up this winter.
When the weather cools down, things start to heat up here at Three Loaves, with our warm ovens bearing comfort food, each and every morning.
For example, cob loaves, thick and crunchy, are great for pulling out the centre and filling with soup. Our range of sourdough and spelt breads are a fantastic winter option for warm soups and stews… try our new caramalised onion and cheddar falvour.
Or for something extra tasty, why not pop one of our cheese and bacon or spinach and feta twists into the oven for a flavour-packed, crunchy dipper!
Scones are also a perfect warm, sweet treat great to enjoy with a hot cuppa on those chilly days. Toped with your favourite jam and lashings of cream, yum!
When the weather cools down, things start to heat up here, with our warm ovens bearing comfort food each morning.
Here is my basic recipe for the perfect scone:
• 800g plain flour
• 80g sugar
• 80g butter
• 40g baking powder
• 450ml milk
Using hands, rub together butter and flour. Once combined, rub in remaining dry ingredients.
Make a well in the centre of the flour mix and add milk. Using hands, mix together. The trick is to not over mix, just bring together until all dry ingredients are combined.
Ball up on a floured surface, press flat to about an inch thick. If you don’t have a scone cutter you can use the lid from a can of cooking oil spray.
Cut out scones and place on baking tray, place in straight rows, just off touching each other. Lightly flour tops or wash with milk once trayed.
Place in oven preheated to 200°C and bake for approximately 18 minutes. To check, place finger between scones – they are ready when no longer tacky.
Note: you can make variations – once the scone mix is combined add anything you like such as blueberry and white chocolate, pumpkin (roast the pumpkin first and remove skin), spinach and feta, or dried fruits.
Our pies and sausage rolls are famous and the perfect way to warm up on a cool winter’s day.
We carry a total of 12 different pie flavours, all of which are incredibly moreish! All of our pies and sausage rolls are made on site with the freshest meat cuts and pastry from scratch.
Try the Beef and Burgundy pie; a chunky, slow cooked steak with red wine sauce encased in our flakey, buttery pastry.
While not many things can beat our savouries here at Three Loaves, I will let you in on a basic recipe for sausage rolls that you can make at home:
• 1kg fine pork mince
• 350ml water
• 250g breadcrumbs
• 1 egg
• Salt and pepper
• Paprika to taste
• Pre-prepared pastry sheets (available at Three Loaves)
• 300g caramelised onion (cooked in balsamic vinegar and brown sugar)
* you can also add vegetables, cheese, bacon and other flavours to your liking
Preheat oven to 200°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Combine together in a bowl. Roll out pastry. Cut pastry sheets in half. Place a mince portion down the centre of pastry. Beat egg and brush edges.
Roll up to enclose filling. Place onto baking trays, seam side down. Brush with egg. Bake for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 180°C, and cook for 10 minutes until golden. Serve with tomato sauce.
And there you have it, a couple of delightful, tummy warming recipes you can try at home – straight from the Baker’s mouth. But if baking isn’t your thing, let us do the work for you – be sure to visit us this winter at Three Loaves where these products are available for you, ready to eat all season.
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