There seems to be a bit of controversy about what this is called.
I myself grew up calling it a “Tea Bun” and to be honest a lot of our customers call it that as well.
It possibly earned this title because, when we were having guests over for “Morning Tea” or just as a treat for “Smoko” there was almost always one of these in the table setting. It would then be sliced (free hand) to various widths and receive a copious slathering with “real” butter.
After a bit of searching the internet the closest I could find to describing what we make here is an “English Fruit Loaf”.
So what am I talking about.
This is a loaf made from our bun dough with a mixture of Spices and Sultana’s (Australian 3 crown) through the dough.
Rolled into a oval loaf around about 30cm long.
After Baking it is glazed with a Sugar glaze.
Its may then be finished with Cinnamon Sugar, Whipped Sugar Icing, or the Sugar Icing dipped into a mixture of shredded Coconut and Cake Sprinkles.
So when you buy your loaf of “Fresh” Bread or Bread Rolls, do you ever ask yourself the question.
“Where was this loaf last night?”
Here’s some possible answers:
Was it already on the shelf in the store (for who knows how long).
In a Truck maybe coming from a warehouse or distribution centre.
Maybe thawing before being baked.
So then you start wonder “How Fresh is it really?”
Or “Well it must be fresh otherwise a preservative would need to be added to keep it “Fresh”, How do they do get it to last if they claim its preservative free”
If you care enough, you can find those answers online how this can be done without adding to the dough.
There is an alternative to ensure the Bread you get is freshly made.
By time most people in our Town are in bed, our Bread, Bread Rolls and Buns are still just flour in a bag.
This means the loaf of Bread, Bread Rolls, or Buns you buy in the morning are less than 24 hours old.
So next time you buy a Bread Product ask yourself “How Fresh is this Bread, and how much longer will it still be palatable.
What Flour do we use?
The Flour we use is unbleached and made from Australian grain.
Our Flour comes from an Australian and Family owned flour mill. http://benfurney.com/