Finally Belconnen has a decent bakery and we don’t have to travel to Kingston. Knead Patisserie has been open in the Belconnen markets for a few weeks now. It’s owned by Thomas Moore – previously of Sage, but lately of Grazing in Gundaroo. I’m already partial to their almond croissants (I’m reluctant to tell people about these because they seemed to sell out well before lunch today, so obviously someone else has discovered them). Their sausage rolls are also pretty tasty too – surpising really; I’ve never really been a fan of sausage rolls. The beef and fennel (?) sausage roll has a very rich beef taste, I’d swear there may be some offal in there. No need for tomato sauce on this roll.
Yesterday I bought some of their bread for the first time. I got a rye loaf, which I was told only had 10% rye flour in it, so it was pretty light. It was very good, it had a slightly sweet taste, nice chewy texture and a very good crust. Perhaps a rival to Silo?
They have a good line up of sweet treats, but so far I haven’t got too far past the almond croissants (these cost $5 each – which is a little expensive, but not as pricey as the ones from Silo). The bizarre bit is the decorating of the place – chandeliers in the middle of Belconnen markets seem a little out of place. But otherwise, I’m pretty happy with this new arrival in Belconnen.