I first know the shop at The Good Living Growers' Market. The shop gives us many samples of biscuits and loaves to try and they are so nice.. That was my first impression.
After that I have seen lots of information in the foodie blogs, esp from Helen. One day I sent an email to Gena (Owner and chef) that I am her fan and she replied me at that night :D
The next market, I went to talk to her then she told me about her shop just opened in Epping and offered me about get some experience working there. First I went to the shop.. Wow, there is a brand-new big and super clean open kitchen. The small section to show the product was decorated so pretty. I was really happy and excited.
Such a beautiful experience I have learned. Actually most of the things I did there were not the new things, there were things that I have baked at home or did in school before. However, I have learned more in term of business and bulk baking. For example, normally in the recipe always say that you should use egg in the room temperature. Here, we use the egg straight away from the fridge but still no big problem can be found. I asked chef, she said of course using egg in room temperature is much better as it saves time to whisk and maybe you can get more volumn but if we leave the eggs in room temperature for long time, it reduces shelf life.
Moreover, in the real world business, you have to concern about cost and time more than just like baking at home for your family and friends. Somethings I think I can do better but I was a bit nervous, they didn't turn out so well. sorry chef ^ ^''
Truly I wanted to take picture on the last day I worked there which was Friday but that day the shop was very busy preparing goods for the Saturday market.. So I went back on the next tuesday to return the uniforms and it was a great time to take some nice pictures to show you guys.
Strawberry marshmallow biscuit, the new item.. cute, isn't it?
with Camille (my favourite)
with Esther ( I like her, she is a marshmallow expert)
Ciecilia ( not sure how to spell ur name ^ ^''), another student who is the next volunteer. She is nice friend !
Oh, and if you are there and see Pumpkin & Ginger loaf, Cranberry orange muffin, Macademia shortbread and Florentine.. please don't miss it, my favourite !
SWEETNESS The Patisserie
38 Oxford St., Epping, NSW 2121
Tel : (02) 9869 3800