Monday, February 27, 2012

Baker & Cook

This newly opened and incredibly successful bakery is located in one of the shophouses along Hillcrest Road, within the vicinity of the Raffles Girls' Primary School and nestled amongst the private residential houses of Bukit Timah.

I only got to know of this bakery from The Life! section of The Sunday Times newspaper and I was already excited from reading about it. The next instinct was to pull THE husband and baby out of the house and while they were making themselves comfortable in the car, I was already madly jabbing in the address of the bakery on the GPS.

Upon arrival, there was already a short queue forming at the counter. The aroma of the freshly baked goods was simply irresistible and the place was almost fully seated. While I made a beeline dash for the queue, THE huband and baby set upon themselves the mission of securing a table and chairs.

I ordered a couple of mini French baguettes for myself and THE baby while THE husband tried the blueberry tart.

The blueberry tart was OK I guess since THE husband never ordered it the second time we were there.

However, the mini-baguettes were fantastic! Fresh out of the oven, the crust was crispy and the bread soft and warm inside. I like mine with a thin spread of butter and a sprinkle of sugar. The chewy loaf also had THE baby occupied which is definitely a good thing!

Since the first visit, we were back almost on a weekly basis to get our regular supply of baguettes and walnut bread loaf.

However, it should be noted that the baguette might be a little too 'hard' for the local's preference, having been used to soft bread, the likes of Gardenia. And it is best consumed within the same day or at most the very next morning. Good news is, the walnut loaf has proven to be able to last a few days more.

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