In celebration of Michael James’ outstanding new book, All Day Baking, we will be hosting a very exciting demonstration in The Vanrooy Test Kitchen on Tuesday the 10th of August. The demonstration will be lead by Michael himself from 1pm – 3pm, and he will take you through the steps and processes involved in creating some of the amazing recipes featured in All Day Baking.
Specifically, Michael will be demonstrating the below products:
- Puff pastry
- Pork sausage rolls
- Preserved Lemon
- Rye crackers
- Flaky lard pastry
- Pasty tarts
Michael James grew up in Penzance, West Cornwall. He moved to London at the age of 18 and worked at the five-star Selsdon Park Hotel before joining Tom Aikens at the two-Michelin star restaurant, Pied-à-Terre. It was here he met his Australian wife, Pippa. After moving to Sydney in 2004, he had the opportunity to work and learn with Dave McGuinness and Paul Allam at Bourke Street Bakery. This job was the start of his baking career, and he has never looked back. In 2013, Michael opened his own bakery and cafe, Tivoli Road Bakery, which offers a delicious and impressive range of sourdough breads, sweet and savoury pastries, granola, pies, sausage rolls and sandwiches.
All Day Baking is Michael’s second recipe book, following the release of The Tivoli Road Baker in 2018, which was written with the aim to inspire home-bakers to bake nourishing, real bread at home, and to give them the confidence to adapt it to suit their own taste preferences. Think olive loaf, fruit sourdough, spelt and honey loaf, wholegrain rye and buttermilk loaf, sprouted buckwheat loaf and more!
Vanrooy are also very pleased to inform you that the wonderful team from Provenance Flour and Malt will be sponsoring the flour for the day. Provenance Flour and Malt supply Single Origin/Single Varietal Flour and Malt that is traceable to the field of origin, and the farmer who grew it. Thus, it only seemed fitting for us to team up with them for this demonstration.
“We provide a product of integrity that enhances local communities and environments by establishing relationships that link farmers and consumers through open communication – from the farm through the millers and maltsters, the bakers and brewers to the table and the bar.”
Most recently, we have also partnered with Gippsland Jersey, who will be supplying their amazing butter sheets for the demonstration. Gippsland Jersey is renowned for doing things differently, sourcing milk from smaller, family-owned farms with incredible dairy farmers paying farmers a fair price for what they produce.
“By sidestepping large milk processors and value-adding already premium jersey local milk, we ensure a healthy wage for farmers and a clear choice for consumers”.
The combination of incredible, delicious recipes crafted with only the best ingredients makes this demonstration one that you certainly don’t want to miss! You will also be given the opportunity to purchase All Day Baking on the day.
If you would like to attend, please contact us at [email protected]
Please do note that due to the unfortunate COVID situation in Victoria, numbers will have to coincide with the current restrictions. Nevertheless, if you miss out on being able to physically attend, we will also be live-streaming the event so that you can attend virtually!