We simply bake beautiful food. Artisan baking is what we know best and what we love doing. We expect the same love and attention to detail from all the people we work with. The result of this mutual understanding is exceptional, handcrafted artisan food made using fresh and natural ingredients sourced from local farmers.
Bread was first leavened approximately 6000 years ago, but it wasn’t until the 1950’s that the commercialisation of bread began. Today, it’s thought that the advent of quickly made, high volume bread may have contributed to adverse health and dietary conditions in western societies.
Sourdough bread is different. It’s made using a natural leaven (fermented flour and water) which contains wild yeast and good bacteria. Sourdough offers many benefits like easier digestion, more nutrients and a lower GI – throw in that beautiful taste and it’s no wonder it has stood the test of time.
Shepherd’s sourdough is made slowly using traditional handcraft methods. It’s also yeast free, dairy free, sugar free, egg free and contains no preservative or additives
The second part of our journey tracing the wheat we bake with, from farm to oven to plate… A short drive through surprisingly green fields brings us to the second farm we’re visiting – a much larger family-owned and operated farm known as Dulla Dulla. Once again, the Martin family have lived and farmed in…
This Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding recipe is absolutely delicious, easy and perfect for using up leftover or slightly stale Hot Cross Buns. We’ve made it with our new Choc Caramel Hot Cross Buns, but you could make it with Traditional or Fruitless as well, and just throw in a few choc chips!…
One week before Christmas 2017, the Shepherd’s team, including founder and Head Baker Michael Shepherd, headed west to take part in the annual wheat harvest in and around Dubbo, and to spend time with the Aussie farmers and millers of the crop which defines our business…. We are prepared for the heat, so it’s not…
If you operate a retail or catering business which requires baked products or, indeed, if you’re a customer who would like to recommend us to your local foodie outlet, we can deliver directly 7 days a week to most locations in the Sydney metropolitan area.