Brasserie Bread is the realization of a dream that started decades ago at Bayswater Brasserie in Kings Cross, the iconic Sydney restaurant opened by Tony Papas in 1982. In 1989 Tony was joined by Michael Klausen, and they both believed "a great Sydney dining experience was not complete without a fantastic bread accompaniment".
Our Products Breads - all our artisan breads contain no preservatives, and are based on three basic ingredients: flour, water and salt. The majority of our breads begin with our Starter which contains only natural yeast strains and gets its flavour from friendly bacterium unique to Brasserie Bread. Some of our traditional Italian bread is made with a pre-ferment, which is a portion of fermented dough that is mixed into each batch of dough and contains some commercial yeast. Our award winning Sourdough is made exclusively with Australian organic flour and Brasserie Bread's 14 year old Starter. All of our breads use a very slow, natural fermentation technique that allows the flavour to fully develop and the crust to have a beautiful look and texture.
Pastries - all of our laminated pastry doughs are handmade using traditional French and Danish techniques. Brasserie Bread pastries are made with the finest butter and contain no preservatives. The leavening in the laminated doughs is derived mainly from the steam generated by the moisture in the butter during baking. As the steam expands it lifts and separates the individual layers, making the laminating process critical to quality of the pastry.
Cakes and Patisseries - From classic cheese cakes to perfect éclairs, each cake and tart is hand-crafted by our skilled pastry chefs using the freshest seasonal offerings designed to invigorate your palate.
Pane Croccante- a large, flat, crisp bread inspired by the culinary heritage of Italy's Piedmont region. Skilfully prepared by hand and using only natural ingredients, the quality and freshness of the bread is guaranteed. The result is a light crisp Pane Croccante, an ideal companion for cheese, pate and wine.