Bread’s never really been a fancy of mine. Sandwiches, sure but not bread by itself. Well, that’s until I discovered this little beauty of a bakery called The Dough Collective, specialising in handcrafted bread.
This bakery’s got an oven-fresh concept and it’s no secret – Just take a look a their daily bread schedule posted up the front of the store. Different breads are available freshly baked at different times of the day~
This is a bit hard to read but the point of this is that there’s a bread schedule. The menu can be also found at their site: http://doughcollective.com.au/
I guess this would be their mantra, what they stand for. One thing I do wonder about is: what happens if the breads don’t sell out by the end of the day?
An interesting thing about this store is its taste before buying concept where they offer bread samples for customers to try. It shows how confident they are in the taste of their breads. This way, you can browse with your taste buds and not base your purchase on visuals and descriptions! How awesome is that?? Sadly, the ones I usually want to try are usually out of samples :(
I’m still only just trying things out, so I haven’t tried many, but one in particular has caught my taste buds and it’s become my new addiction – the multigrain lychee roll. Best bread roll ever!! So far. But it will be hard top.
The bread has a chewy texture, a good crunch from a mixture of walnuts, almond pieces and various seeds, and the sweetness of dried lychee bits which goes perfectly together. I actually finished a whole loaf by myself in one sitting! oh man, that carb intake…but it was just so addictive. It’s like Pringles to me – Once I start, I can’t stop. Actually, that’s like a lot of food to me … so nevermind. The point is, it’s tasty!
And I couldn’t resist buying the loaf again the second time I went, but I also tried some chocolate ones~
Chocolate Surprise with Belgium chocolate pieces
Not sure if the chocolate pieces inside were meant to be completely melted or not but there were chocolate chunks inside.
Chocolate Chestnut Buns – Belgium chocolate with US chestnuts. This looks a lot like the one above, but if you look closely, you can see a layer of chestnut.
I probably wouldn’t be having these again…or any of the chocolate ones containing Belgian chocolate simply because I’m not a fan of dark chocolate – bitter is just not nice to me.
Anyway, I’ll definitely revisit this place with the punny personality :)
Location: 614 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 (Town Hall, kind of opposite Events Cinemas but more towards World Square)
I think The Dough Collective’s quite new – I’d be shocked if it’s been around for more than 6 months since I only discovered it after coming back from my trip in March but I could be wrong. I could have just been oblivious.
The breads aren’t not cheap, but for bread that’s gourmet, it’s pretty affordable. Just don’t go into overkill with the tray and tongs.