Cult Sydney butter producer and Broadsheet Sydney Pantry essential Pepe Saya has joined forces with its sister business, Crumpets by Merna, to create what we reckon is an ace breakfast option. Bonus: it's shipping nationwide.
For $35, you get a sixpack of Merna’s handmade fermented sourdough crumpets, six 15-gram packages of Pepe’s rich and creamy churned butter to spread thick on your hot crumpets, a tub of Pepe crème fraîche and a jar of lemon curd to top it off for the ultimate morning snack.
Also available to buy: chocolate, blueberry and coconut crumpets (in packs of six or 30); Pepa Saya maple butter and chantilly, raspberry and fig jam, and ruby grapefruit marmalade; and a s’mores pack that includes Messina’s chocolate-hazelnut spread.
For the uninitiated, Pepe Saya isn’t your average butter. It’s made in a warehouse in Sydney by a team of 20 butter-makers who churn out 12 tonnes of butter each week. The cream they use is sourced from farms in Picton, Wauchope and the Hunter Valley in NSW, and Gippsland and Allansford in Victoria. First it’s matured, then a lactic live culture is added. After that, the cream is fermented for 24 hours, and then aged for up to four weeks. Once ripened, the cream is hand-churned in a batch (not industrial) churn.
The crumpets are equally artisan. They're made with (of course) Pepe Saya buttermilk and wholemeal flour in small batches.
There’s free shipping Australia-wide for orders over $50.