Fresh From The Oven

Welcome to “Fresh From the Oven”, Glenroy Bakery’s blog and news archive.

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Our fresh content is written for the modern baker, and for all of those working in our dynamic and eclectic industry.

Christmas Cupcakes From Glenroy Bakery

How Christmas Celebrations Have Changed Over The Years.


The holidays, the silly season, the festive time of year, the two-week break. Whatever you call it, Christmas is magical. The carols and busy shops, with present seekers. The Christmas parades and yearly Home Alone re-runs. It’s the time of year where work slows down and family time ramps up.  Christmas has that special, anything … Read more

Variety Of Chocolates

September 13, the ‘eat chocolate guilt free’ day. Here’s how to celebrate it.


The only downside of sinking your teeth into a square of Cadbury chocolate? Guilt! When that chocolate melts on the tongue, nothing else matters. Resisting seconds (and thirds) requires every ounce of commitment… whether it means giving it away, throwing it the freezer, even the bin, just so it’s out of sight.  Anything, to keep … Read more

A sausage rolled in a bread

The iconic Australian ‘barbie’. Where does it come from and why is it SO good?


Snags (and Vegemite) are as close to classically Australian food as it gets. “Shrimp on the barbie” is another parochial, ockerish phrase thrown around when foreigners meet Aussies. The Australian barbeque isn’t just food; it’s an experience that’s ingrained into the fabric of the land down under, mate!  We have big backyards, an enviable summer … Read more

Freshly Made Pumpkin Soup

Challenge Your Winter With These Hot Recipes


While summer is the favourite season for many, there’s something charming about winter… pumpkin soups, hearty pasta dishes, and slow cooked meals. It’s the time of year you give your body foods that’ll nourish it, through the cool season.  You crave soups over salads, herbal teas before smoothies. It’s the months you spend more time … Read more

Image of a Carrot Pumpkin soup

5 Fun Easy Recipes To Cook For Your Family While Social Distancing


While you probably missed your local foodie spots, the silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions has been the extra time to cook.

Freshly Made Hot Cross Buns At Glenroy Bakery

How To Enjoy Easter (and other special occasions) Indoors, During the Corona Chaos.


With the nationwide social distancing recommendation to slow the curve of COVID-19, your Easter activities and plans will probably need to change. Whether you normally get together at a family member’s house or use the long weekend to take a little holiday, this year will be different.  None of us expected this to happen and … Read more

Various Images of Students Gathered for a Fundraiser

6 School FUNdraising Ideas That are Easy to Organise and Profitable.


There’s something special about a fundraiser. The community comes together, the rides go up, and those delicious strawberry and cream-type treats are dished up (with cardboard utensils, of course).  Think back to your old school or sports club. Fundraisers are one of the best ways to put on an entertaining event that makes money. It … Read more

Banana bread: It’s delicious, but is it healthy?


As your mouth sinks into that soft, warm slice of banana bread, you’re not thinking about much else. But as you lick your fingers and search for every crumb of that flavour, you start to wonder if this slice of heaven is healthy.  A sweet treat that tastes this good? Surely, it couldn’t be. But, … Read more

Christmas Lunch Menu

The Ultimate Christmas Day Lunch Menu That Will Satisfy Everyone


“You don’t mind, right?” Of course, you can’t say no. That wouldn’t be very festive, would it? But that magnificent Christmas lunch menu (that will be better than the year before) takes time to perfect.

Aussie Food Culture

How Migration has Changed our Tastebuds & Australia’s Food Culture


Australia’s palette has always favoured diversity. Yes, there are timeless (and new) Aussie staples, like Vegemite, ‘Bunnings’ snags, meat pies, and smashed avo on toast. Our food takes a little from Europe and a dash from Asia, all the while respecting our bush tucker roots. Now also a wholesale vegan and halal food supplier in … Read more