How would you spend a wet and grey Autumn day? Does that weather make you crave comfort food? At the time of writing I’d just returned home from a fun-filled mini road trip to the Home Grain Bakery with a fellow vegan/yogin mate, Nick. We were on the hot search for what has been touted as S.A’s best vegan sausage rolls.
Nick had heard around town that this little seaside country bakery prepared delicious vegan pasties and vegan vanilla slices, but Wednesday are the only day of the week where they really water the vegan tastebuds with sausage rolls. This really sparked my interest as I’ve been playing around with various recipes but haven’t quite come up with anything worth sharing. Nick had the insight to ring ahead, given they are only baked on Wednesdays, he feared they might sell out. Sure enough, he promptly placed the remaining 4 sausage rolls left in the store on hold.
Immediately after a dynamic and sweaty Vinyasa class to amp our appetites, we followed the coastal road south to Aldinga. We were not disappointed, both agreeing the sausage rolls alone were worth the drive – we ate them seaside at the Star of Greece with his gorgeous dog, Chester, begging for a taste and gobbling up any flaky pastry that fell his way. You couldn’t drive all that way, however, and not enjoy something sweet to finish. With a warm cup of chai he enjoyed a vegan vanilla slice and I a vegan chocolate muffin.
But that’s not all, between the both of us over $100 was spent stocking up on comfort food goodness – they also sell vegan pasties, finger buns, choc-nut slices and scones. Their bread is also delicious. I got a large loaf each of their sourdough ciabatta and sourdough wholegrain (the latter weighs a tonne!). Everything is made fresh that day and never sold old, so it’s all good to freeze. For the gluten free, check them out on a Tuesday, that’s your day!
Finally, the fine folk at the Home Grain Bakery also support April as supermarket-free month, but they go all year round by sourcing all of their produce from nearby local producers.