Fresh From The Oven

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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.

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The importance of reaching ‘flow’ state, especially in lockdown.

If you’ve struggled to stay productive in lockdown, you’re not alone. But there’s a remedy for this general feeling of ‘bleh.’ Here’s how to overcome it.

Make Mother’s Day even more special this year, because she deserves it.

Mums are the superheros of every household. The heart, the carer, the cook, the orchestrator, the organiser, the comfort. And often, a worker and a career woman, too. It’s hard to fathom just how much Mums do and no family would be the same without her.  This Mother’s Day, these women need to know how … Read more

Glenroy Bakery Pies

A history lesson in the famous Aussie meat pie (and why they’re always a hit).

Few things are more Australian than the meat pie. It belongs with the likes of the snag, the sausage roll, and the ‘prawn-barbie’ combo. Kids grow up having pies at school canteens and frequenting bakeries with families on weekends. And this habit is enjoyed well into adulthood – where the menu of meat pie and … Read more

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

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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

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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