The Bakery

The bakery features a large wood-fired Alan Scott oven - our bread is baked by wood fire. A large stainless bakers table forms the central workbench where bakers and pastry chefs practice their art daily, as can be seen via the webcam.

Our philosophy:

Organic produce
Caring for the people you bake for, and conserving the planet's natural environment. Organics is a step in the right direction. We use 100% organic flour, organic apples, organic walnuts and whatever else we can get our hands on.

Quality ingredients from local producers
Working directly with local producers is very satisfying. Local producers often produce a better quality product too!

We use Tasmanian: apples, pumpkin, walnuts, berries and other ingredients in our bread. Bread is made from Tasmanian organic flour from Callington Mill, which is opposite the bakery.

Dialogue with the customer
Companion Bakery uses the baking standards of the Artisan Baker Association, designed to inform the customer on what exactly is going into their bread. All of our bread is naturally leavened using the sourdough process of long fermentation times. No commercial yeast is added.

We do not use industrial bread 'improvers' or ascorbic acid.

Smaller bakeries
A belief shared with Crystal Waters in south east Queensland is that smaller local bakeries, are of greater benefit to people and the environment. This movement was encourage largely by Alan Scott.