Iain Banfield and Lyndall Francis operate Fruition in the Yarra Valley hills behind Melbourne. Fruition is a truly holistic bakery...the wellbeing of people and environment is first priority. Organic flour, salt, water and natural sourdough leaven; to many of us that is the definition of 'bread' but there are so few bakeries today that have the skill to make bread with just these base ingredients.Iain uses a beautiful little two-arm mixer to craft his dough and massage in olives and selected fruits to produce a variety of breads, including focaccia and fruit bread. An Alan Scott wood fired oven completes the baking process.Fruition has delibrately remained small and 'off the map' and do not have to answer to anyone except themselves and the people who they bake for. It is a privillege to sit at their table.
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