Mother Dough – New Halal Artisanal Bakery in Bugis!
Previously a pop–up at various events, Halal artisanal bakery, Mother Dough, has finally moved into a brick–and–mortar space in Bugis. When I was in Australia, strolling past artisanal bakeries and getting a whiff of that alluring aroma of freshly baked pastries always gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. Customers will surely be captivated by the smells escaping through the doors of Mother Dough. Step into the store, and you’ll find Naadhira hard at work, preparing trays of fresh bakes for both new and returning customers.
After graduating from the International Culinary Institute in New York in 2012, Naadhira spent four years in the city working at different bakeries and restaurants. A stint at Runner & Stone was a major turning point in her career. It was where Naadhira began an in-depth study of the processes and rhythm of slow fermentation for the sourdough culture used in bread making. Hence, the store’s name, Mother Dough, which refers to the sourdough culture obtained from a tiny bakery in Brooklyn. I was completely enamoured by the parade of freshly baked pastries and cakes on display. The bread and pastries are handcrafted with organic flour sourced from environmentally-conscious grain millers. We hear that their fresh bakes are sold out pretty quickly, so come early!
If you’re looking for more than your average croissant, choose the Croissant Almond ($4). Sounds simple enough? The complexity of flavours and textures will hit you as you take a bite. While the exterior is extremely crisp and flaky, it is the inside of the croissant that will enchant you. Its core, which contains luscious almond cream, is remarkably buttery, and creamy. It’s really addictive. Sitting atop the croissant are almonds which add an extra nuttiness.
The almond croissant really is nothing like any other croissants I’ve tasted before. Try it, and soon you’ll be making this croissant your newest go-to afternoon treat. With that said, the sweetness of the croissant might deter pastry aficionados who prefer their pastries less cloying. But, I ain’t complaining.
Apart from sweet croissants, Mother Dough also offers savoury croissants such as the Onion Mushroom Croissant ($4.20). I was not as impressed as I was with their bestselling almond croissant. The exterior wasn’t as crisp, possibly due to it being left out for quite a while. I would have enjoyed it much more if they had been a tad more generous with the filling.
Don’t judge a book by its cover, this Chocolate Pound Slice ($4) might not look like much, but it is well crafted. The rich cake was fairly dense, amazingly velvety, and moist. Pairing this delicious cake with a cup of tea will surely make your day.
Mother Dough also offers a lean menu of beverages. I picked the Iced Chocolate ($6) which was nothing out of the ordinary. The Cold Brew Tea ($6), while a refreshing pick, was also mediocre at best.
I can already predict Mother Dough’s rise to fame in just a few weeks. Anyone and everyone can enjoy their delightful Halal bakes. You might also want to grab one of their fresh baguettes home. Currently, Mother Dough is giving out loyalty stamp cards to customers. Get just 8 stamps, and you can enjoy one free coffee on the house.
Address: 749 North Bridge Rd, #01-01, Singapore 198717
Phone: 6909 6604
Email Address: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays 12pm to 7pm. Sundays 11am to 5pm. Mondays closed.
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