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Hinchinbrook bakeries egg-cited for Easter

Local bakeries, Mick's Bread Kitchen and Bakehouse on Central have your Easter treats covered this Easter long weekend.

HINCHINBROOK bakeries have something for every-bunny this Easter with an egg-ceptional range of tasty treats to tempt the most discerning taste buds.

Mick’s Bread Kitchen has taken the traditional hot cross bun to a whole new level with four unique and scrumptious flavours, while Bakehouse on Central has introduced delicious chocolate bunny milkshakes for those who appreciate a truly decadent dessert.

Simone Stanta from award-winning Mick’s Bread Kitchen said that it was her customers’ feedback that inspired their wide variety of hot cross buns because “we like to cater to our customers”.

“We have a few customers that don’t eat fruit, they prefer a fruitless type of hot cross bun as an alternative, and we have some people that aren’t keen on chocolate, so they really love the strawberries and cream hot cross buns or the caramilk hot cross buns,” said Ms Stanta.

“For our chocolate lovers, they love the choc-chip hot cross buns and for a traditional style, we have our traditional fruit hot cross buns that we make extra special, only at Easter time,” she said.

Ms Stanta said that their marshmallow bunnies are made “from scratch” and provide a great gluten-free alternative that is also perfect for those who don’t eat chocolate.

Their specialty range of sweets and light meals also includes vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free and sugar-free options.

Simone Stanta of Mick’s Bread Kitchen, displaying the wide variety of hot cross buns available in store including strawberries and cream hot cross buns.
Marshmallow bunnies made fresh on site at Mick’s Bread Kitchen, are a great gluten free option.

In addition to the chocolate bunny milkshakes available in five fabulous flavours, Bakehouse on Central has created a range of Easter inspired cookies and cupcakes that are suitable as a standalone treat or part of an eggs-travagant Easter platter.

They also have decorated cakes, marshmallow bunnies, double-choc vanilla slice and hot cross buns available in store and have been sharing recipes and catering ideas on their Facebook page to inspire their customers this Easter.

Serra Previtera, who established Bakehouse on Central with her husband Michael nearly two years ago, said they were “very excited to offer such a wide range of products at Easter for customers to enjoy or gift to someone”.

“Easter vanilla cupcakes, biscuits and marshmallow bunnies are great options for anyone who may prefer something like that instead of a gift of chocolate, our hot cross buns are traditional fruit, fruitless or double chocolate [and] we trust that our Italian cross paninis will be a great seller over the Easter break,” said Ms Previtera.

“We will also have plenty of our very popular yellow cream buns available over the Easter break,” she said.

In addition to catering to various dietary needs, Bakehouse on Central offers spelt white and sourdough white as their specialty loaf range on select days each week.

Easter on a plate: An example of an Easter platter using baked goods from Bakehouse on Central.
Easter bunny milkshakes available in five flavours – chocolate, strawberry, caramel, banana and vanilla.
Decorative Easter cupcakes are another option on the menu this Easter from Bakehouse on Central.

Both bakeries are taking orders to help locals get prepared for the busy long weekend, encouraging anyone who wants to stock up on fresh bread or bread rolls for their camping trip, BBQ or relaxing weekend at home to call ahead for convenience.

Mick’s Bread Kitchen and its café will be trading up until close of business on Thursday before closing for the Easter long weekend. Bakehouse on Central will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday but open on Easter Saturday.

With so many treats and so little time, you’d better hop in before you miss out!

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