Having the surprising and delightful taste of cakes and breads for desserts and tea times is one of the basic pleasures in life. From something that finishes a meal to something that breaks up the day, breads and cakes are very much a part of everyone’s routine. Bakers’ baking knowledge and love for each ingredient is the secret of everyone’s favourite breads and desserts. Speaking of favourite breads, scones rank among the top favorites of Australians. This is why bakeries perfect baking scones, those biscuit-like, sweet, delicate, wonderfully rich breads that no one says “No” to.
Australia’s favourite baked goodies
Every country has a favourite food. Australia is no different, and there are some baked goodies that Aussies can’t seem to get enough of. Here are some of them.
- Scones – already mentioned but repeated to signify how Aussies claimed the scone as their own. Needless to say, that simple bread, in itself, is already a work of art. Who can resist them? Deliciously simple and humble as it is, the real art of a scone, is in its ingredients. It’s what makes or breaks this almighty, magnificent bread.
- Pavlova – truly deserving of a trophy, this prized goodie boasts of the crisp meringue shell and its marshmallow-like centre. This is the ideal dessert for any special occasion. Pavlova and meringue is a marriage made in heaven. Nobody says pavlova without thinking of meringue and a meringue’s beauty is forever highlighted by the pavlova. Assembled from a meringue bed, pillowed with cream and topped with fruits, a pavlova can definitely disarm anyone. Typically thought of as harder to make than baking scones, the good news is the best bakery can live up to any Aussie’s expectations of how a pavlova is.
- Meringue – on its own, a meringue always rises to the occasion. From whipped egg whites, sugar and an acidic ingredient like lemon, they are light and airy. Chewy with a crisp exterior, they are the so-called “Forgotten Cookies.” If kept in an airtight container, you may enjoy them for a week. Because of its deliciousness and long shelf life, many meringue based desserts came about: dacquoise, Eton mess, Alaska, floating island, key lime pie, macarons, sans rival, silvana and lemon meringue, among many. Lemon meringue is a retro creation and is a favourite until now. With a thick pastry base, covered with sweet lemon filling and topped with the marshmallow-like pavlova, this is one of the best desserts brought about by these oven baked, stiff egg whites.
- Loaf – with the expectation that it is a bread sliced before being eaten, this favorite afternoon nibble, the classic white loaf, had undergone enormous transformation. Not only changing its size, there are multiple ingredients that transform them, proven by the many mini loaf recipes in the internet. Making genius goodies, bakeries came up with two of the best tasting mini loaves: honey with oats variety and apricot with fig topped with poppyseeds.
Baking scones, among the many quality, tasty breads, desserts and cakes, is what baking specialists, who source the best produce from the world’s finest bakers are doing since 1952. Check them out in The Country Chef Bakery Co. in http://www.countrychef.com.au/ccproduct/traditional-scones/.