Crystal Waters Bakery - Video

Scaling out dough at Crystal WatersCrystal Waters Bakery is a holistic artisan bakery located in the Crystal Waters Eco-village, Queensland, Australia. We were privileged to see their process. This page showcases the video we took in 2005.

Intro


Crystal Waters Bakery
http://sourdough.com/bread/video/crystalwaters/v/crystal_situation_0058_...

Demonstrations


Mixing by hand in a tub
http://sourdough.com/bread/video/crystalwaters/v/crystal_mixing_0059_BH.mov

Balling fruit dough / Sourcing produce
Community bakeries often source their ingredients, such as dairy products from community members. 


Pita bread - balling dough
http://sourdough.com/bread/video/crystalwaters/v/crystal_pitta_roll_0051...

Pita bread - flattening / rolling dough
http://sourdough.com/bread/video/crystalwaters/v/crystal_pitta_flat_0056...

Organic free range chook in freshly baked pita bread
We shared Pita bread fresh from the oven and an organic chicken provided by one of the bakers. A meal to remember.


Scaling Out
The bakers scale out their dough well into the night.


Comments on Process


Mixing by hand
Les talks about why he has decided to mix stiff rather than slack doughs.


Village relationships and economics
Les talks about some of the features of an eco-village bakery.


Remaining small and local
http://sourdough.com/bread/video/crystalwaters/v/crystal_small_0047_BH.mov

The Van
http://sourdough.com/bread/video/crystalwaters/v/crystal_van_0052_BH.mov

Comments on Sourdough in Australia


What is 'Artisan' Bread ?
The bakers from Crystal Waters Bakery talk about what artisan baking means to them.


Competition provides variety
http://sourdough.com/bread/video/crystalwaters/v/crystal_competition_004...