“Miranda” is the hot new thing in Scott Brannigan’s life. She’s one of the three wood-fired ovens that will beat at the literal and proverbial heart of Bread in Common’s soon-to-open Nedlands bakery.
Taking over the former Casa Dairy site on Carrington Street, the bakery means eaters no longer have to travel to Fremantle to buy Bread in Common’s famed loaves. The expansion will also allow Bread in Common baker Bert Hasel to add some new breads and products to the bakery’s range.
“Bert’s got baking in his blood,” says Brannigan, Bread in Common’s head chef. “He’s been baking for years at places like Organic Loafers and the Dunsborough Bakery. He’ll be experimenting with a few things and slowly introducing the artisan stuff at Fremantle first before it goes into the bakery.”
Bakery owner Nic Trimboli was heavily involved in the design of the new ovens that were built by Andy King and Matt Giudice, the pair that built the ovens at the Fremantle mothership. Initially, Nedlands will offer the same six core breads (the common loaf, rye, wholemeal, white sourdough, loaf and stick) as Fremantle does, although the new bakery will be a purely takeaway operation.
While the majority of Bread in Common’s baking will take place in Nedlands, Fremantle will continue to bake its own bread and will make hot bread available in the afternoon as well as morning.
Bread in Common Nedlands is at 27 Carrington Street, Nedlands and will open in August.