I love to travel and savor the flavor of each country I visit. I love exploring the little corners and markets and taste the flavor of their cuisine. When I come home to Manila, I sometimes crave those flavors that remind me of fond travel memories.
There’s a new bakeshop in town called Bakers Maison, which started almost 20 years ago in New South Wales, Australia that is the answer to those cravings. Bakers Maison will be offering a wide variety of breads and baked goods that take inspiration from flavors all over the world. Bakers Maison has been franchised by Gardenia, who will be providing their bread making technology and know how to bring these recipes to life.
I recently got to try some of their offerings including their signature Croissant with KitKat, comes in chocolate and matcha variants. A KitKat segment is wrapped with flaky croissant and dusted with powdered sugar. This creation, especially the matcha will remind you of the trip to Japan and the hunt for the many different KitKat variants.
Lemon Custard Napoleon. I’ve never been a fan of the napoleon because I found it cloyingly sweet. This one uses lemon custard for a tangy play against the sugar glaze so you get a balance of flavors.
If savory snack breads are more your taste then you should try the American inspired and easy to love Pigs in a Blanket. Flaky butter dough wrapped around a piece of sausage like a blanket as it travels to your taste buds.
Japan comes to fore again with the Shio Pan, a chewy bread with a custard lining and finished with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. I played around and noticed that it looked like a crab, reminding me of the giant snow crab restaurants in Osaka.
Italy was the inspiration for the Triple Cheese Florentine. Three kinds of cheese is stuffed inside the crescent shaped bread.
There are so much more choices at their stores that will have you puzzling which ones to try first. Sample a number of items and it’s like your taste buds had a taste of the world and best of all they are all really reasonably priced. Just one bite and you’ll know how each one is expertly made using the best ingredients.
Bakers Maison currently has branches in SM North EDSA, Landmark Trinoma, Waltermart Makati, Glorietta 4, South Park District Alabang and recently opened in Alpha Land Makati.