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Tag: Baking

Mint Road Cafe and Dolce e Salato and Autolyse

by The Editor

Mint Rd logoYears after Silo had the Canberra bakery set pretty much sewn up, it appears a number of new players are moving into the cafe/bakery scene.  Be it with a focus on Italian cuisine, the sourcing of products from across the region, or classic French style, it appears there are plenty of options across the tree-lined avenues of Canberra for those seeking their daily bread.

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The Great Lamington Bake-off

by The Editor

To be honest, the National Portrait Gallery isn’t making it easy to promote this event given the limited amount of information on their website.  Still, we’re always happy to hear about a good old fashioned bake-off.  Here’s the sum total of details we could get our hands on:

Come and watch our three guest chefs compete to capture the identity of Australia’s coconut covered icon. Is it the flavour or the presentation? Join with our judges to taste and decide.

Gordon Darling Hall Thursday

26 January 10.00am – 12.00pm

Who are the chefs?  No idea.  Will there be lamingtons?  Definitely.  Sounds like a great start before the barbeque/pool party/Hottest 100 commences.

Happy ‘Straya Day.