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Rustico - About our bread

Sourdough is the most ancient method of bread making. It has been passed down from the days of the Pharaohs before commercial yeasts and additives existed. It is the method used to allow the dough to rise over 24 hours from naturally occurring bacteria , the Lactobacillus culture, that, given the right environment can proliferate when flour and water are mixed. This is how bread is produced at Rustico. It is simply authentic.

We say ‘No’ to all additives, colouring, yeast and preservatives.

Using nothing but our bakers’ hands, skills and passion, each single loaf is hand crafted with special attention then individually wrapped in Belgian linen and left to rise slowly. Our breads are baked early morning on the stone hearth oven and delivered, fresh within hours, across Adelaide.

The health benefits of sourdough are substantial. From assisting nutrients absorption, aiding digestion, improving the immune system, to helping in weight loss or control. These findings are supported by many scientific evidence and clinical studies. If you would like to find out more, please email us. 

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The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.

M. F. K. Fisher (1908-1992)

"Bread deals with living things, with giving life, with growth, with the seed, the grain that nurtures.  Its not coincidence that we say bread is the staff of life."

Lionel Poilane

Breadbaking is one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world's sweetest smells...there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel. that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.“

M. F. K. Fisher, 'The Art of Eating'

"Bread is the king of the table and all else is merely the court that surrounds the king. The countries are the soup, the meat, the vegetables, the salad but bread is king.“

Louis Bromfield, American novelist  (1896-1956)