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Fresh From The Oven

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

Our blog is all about the people, community and products that make our industry so fun and unique. Tune in to our regular posts - or subscribe to our mailing list - to stay up to date with all the latest wholesale bakery news and analysis.

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

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

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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.

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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

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

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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?

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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

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“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

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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

Freshly Baked Donuts At Glenroy Bakery

Sprinkles, Chocolate, Jam & NUTELLA. This is why donuts are a hit today.

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Donuts have come a long way since Krispy Krème or Homer Simpson’s endless drooling. While often referenced in pop culture, donuts were that sweet snack that went too quickly. If you were lucky, you got the one with rainbow sprinkles. Otherwise, chocolate icing satisfied – the sausage roll’s complementary opposite.  But today, donut making has … Read more

Brioche-Buns

Got Brioche?

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Wondering what makes your favourite burger so delicious? One word – brioche. It’s a type of bread that dates back to 1404 and has been making our taste buds tingle ever since. Brioche tastes like the perfect balance between savoury and sweet and its rich yet tender texture, means every bite leaves you wanting more. … Read more

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School Lunches from Around the World

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How does the traditional Aussie lunchbox stack up against other school lunches from around the world? The US salad chain, Sweetgreen, recently compared US school cafeteria lunches with those served up by its EU counterparts, but what about the humble Vegemite sandwich?

Fresh White Bread

Bread Wars: Which Bread Is Best?

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With so many different types of bread available in stores, it’s become all too easy to feel overwhelmed by choice. We take a look at the health benefits of three of our most popular varieties to help you make an informed decision when it comes to selecting your daily bread?