The Bellbird Bakery Blog

News, events, markets and happenings, fresh out of the oven at Bellbird Bakery. 

Leftover vegan croissant and mint strawberry salad with a dollop of coconut yoghurt on a grey plate, seen from above Bellbird Bakery

Revive your leftover croissants: a simple recipe

An easy breakfast recipe that is perfect for using up those leftover croissants you might have lying around.
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Stuffed marrow with sourdough and tomato sauce on a plate Bellbird Bakery recipe

Turn a marrow into something delicious

We share an incredibly versatile recipe from Taeko that uses marrows and sourdough.
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Whole Galette des Rois on metal cake stand on wooden board Bellbird Bakery

Galette des R-what?? Introducing a slice of French Tradition

Let's introduce you to the delicious tradition of sharing the galette des rois.
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Christmas gingerbread wreath

A Christmas of Baking around the World

A festive collection of Christmas favourites from our multicultural team.
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Vegan pesto and porridge sourdough bread Bellbird Bakery

The Secret to Healthier Bread: The Benefits of Sourdough

Or why sourdough is good for us. Also includes a bonus recipe!
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Miche and baker's loaf sourdough Bellbird Bakery

The Art of selling Bread by Weight

We introduce the concept of 'Pain à la Coupe', commonly used in French bakeries.
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Taeko's bread crackers with accompaniments 1

Delicious Homemade Bread Crackers Recipe

We share Taeko's delicious recipe for the crispier crackers you'll ever eat 😋
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Map Alice and Jeremy's cycling trip through Europe 2023

Alice and Jeremy’s European Cycling Adventure

Bellbird owners Alice and Jeremy tell us about their 3-month cycling trip around Europe.
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Empty Glass Bottles Canterbury's Choice Milk

Supplier Series: Canterbury’s Choice Milk

Introducing Canterbury’s Choice Milk, a locally owned and operated dairy farm in ...
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Bunny Chow recipe Melandie with brioche

A South African Favourite: Bunny Chow

Melandie, one of our lovely prep chefs and resident South African, shares ...
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Trade Aid chocolate blocks Christchurch nz

Supplier Series: Trade Aid

Another supplier series featuring our lovely cocoa suppliers: Trade Aid! As many ...
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Hot cross buns on white paper Bellbird Bakery Christchurch

History of Hot Cross Buns

A little sweet, a lot of spice and all things nice; hot ...
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