Saturday, June 30, 2012

White Brick Oven @ Bangsar Shopping Center

From Sungai Buloh to Bangsar: White Brick Oven, the artisan bakery in Kubu Gajah village, now supplies its bread and buns to Jasons Food Hall at Bangsar Shopping Center.

Baker Mustaffa Abdullah creates these with natural levain instead of manufactured yeast, reputedly milling his own wholegrain, semolina and unbleached white flour, eschewing chemicals and preservatives. 

This sourdough loaf, made with White Brick's own yeast, costs close to RM15, but it's hefty enough to feed many mouths. Plus, it's more wholesome than most supermarket varieties.

Olive-filled ciabatta and rock-heavy, fiber-rich German "dreikornbrot" bread stuffed with sesame and sunflower seeds make the case that maybe man can live on bread alone.

Not sure if the pastries are White Brick's too _ we've found that Jasons' staff members can't answer questions like "where's the bakery?" and "which of these are by White Brick Oven?" Still, the croissant is buttery-lovely, the guava tart is flaky-fruity and the custard roll is creamy-dreamy.

Artisan muffins? Why not; the one here tastes terrific, with an easily discernible cinnamon aroma emanating from a fresh-tasting muffin brimming with fruits and seeds. Equally addictive: Jasons' soft-baked double-chocolate chip cookies, oozing with dark richness.

And of course, every trip to Jasons Food Hall finds us falling for Pierre Ledent's Belgian imported macarons: some flavors sell out really fast, so whenever you see the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, cinnamon, coconut or vanilla-and-strawberry varieties, buy 'em if you can.
Main entry on Pierre Ledent: May 26, 2012.

White Brick Oven @ BSC,
Bangsar Shopping Center, Kuala Lumpur.

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24 comments:

  1. No coffee to go with the pastries and breads? :P

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    1. CK: ooh, there's actually a small coffee bar with about 10 seats next to the bakery here! :D

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  2. Good news! I love Martin's breads. Stone ground, organic, wholemeal!

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    1. The Yum List: they do taste like a labor of love! =)

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  3. Ooo... the olive-filled ciabatta is my kind of bread! =)

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    1. Smitten By Food: there are also fig-filled ciabatta on some days! :D

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  4. wah from sg buloh to bangsar - that's pretty ambitious! But the bread does look very nice and good!

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, the baker and his wife apparently live in sungai buloh, which they enjoy because it's calmer and greener than the city! and their breads are made with love, it does seem so :D

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    2. i feel the need.. for macaron! :D

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    3. Ciki: do not resist your urges! Pierre ledent's macarons are here to please :D

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  5. sourdough at RM15 isnt expensive :) it reminds me of The Loaf which comes in a more affordable price tag

    Latest: TomYam-licious

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    1. Fish; oh yeah, I think the prices here are quite reasonable, considering the quality of the product :D

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  6. I made bread last week, it does take quite a bit of effort and a lot of love. I'd be very interested to go and try out the bread here.

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    1. Baby sumo: I'm in awe of the art of bread-making. I guess there's something about bread ... we all take it for granted, but it's been something that's been enjoyed around in the world in different forms, for thousands of years =)

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    1. Cindy: marvelous macarons :D

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  8. Oh i read somewhere about the baker.. on the plane ...in an airline mag ..was it travel360 by AirAsia or MAS?
    Been meaning to try his breads, looks like this is another new joint for bread tasting!
    My friend's cousin is opening a new bakery on Telawi St
    http://www.facebook.com/tedboybakery and I'm supposed to go today for a tasting but I can't.
    Let's hope there's more bread options for me in the future.. and one that can satisfy my urges to fly to paris for the breads!

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    1. Rebecca: ooh, the baker for white brick oven is becoming pretty well-known among malaysian bread lovers. and yeah, there are more and more bakeries sprouting up all over. it's a good trend! :D

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  9. Lovely! I do not need to drive all the way to Mustaffa's place in Sungai Buluh to stock up on breads...Though the lil drive there and not knowing what he is going to serve us for lunch seems like a good fun that I would like to do again soon.

    But for now, my bread lover boys will be glad they can find Mustaffa's breads just a stone throw away from their home.

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    1. Missyblurkit: ooh, i've not managed to go there for his weekend lunches before. i'd really like to someday, i've heard very pleasant things about the lunch. but yeah, glad to hear your bread-loving boys will be glad! :D

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  10. Oh dear, scrumptious buns! I’m always a fan of brick oven baking. So far, all types of brick-oven baked bread I ate taste great. Perhaps, it’s because the heat in the dense space of the brick oven is evenly distributed, which cooks the dough faster and better.

    Nohemi Tutterrow

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    1. Nohemi: that's interesting info, thanks! :D

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  11. You can also try in cafe Berlin bakery, in 1 Mont kiara mall. They serve 100% German bread sourdough, like whole grain bread and served illy coffee as well...

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