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Baking with Gina FAQ page on pick up points and timings
I don’t really order from home bakers. For one, I like to be more spontaneous. (Hence, Candid Cuisine. Haha.) Ordering from home bakers mean I have to wait for a while if they have to be made. And I totally understand the lead time because it’s hard running your own business and doing everything on your own. It’s actually me. Once I’m asked to wait a bit, I lose momentum, and I put off making a decision. But I made an exception with Baking With Gina. For this one, I’m willing to wait. I was intrigued when I learned she sells sourdough waffles. I was really disappointed at Woodlands Sourdough that I wanted to find a bakery that does proper sourdough bread.
I saw Baking with Gina’s crumbshot (and she’s only a home business), and I was hooked. This baker knows what she’s doing.
Ordering from Gina is such a breeze, but picking up is a challenge for me. Choa Chu Kang is a bit of a trek, but you know me, I don’t really back down from a food adventure. (I’ve climbed 10,000 steps and waited 3 hours in line just for food.)
I almost burst out laughing when I saw my order. It was a LOT of waffles. Buttered Oat Sourdough Waffles, Unicorn Waffles and the Valrhona Chocolate Sourdough tin. I think I overordered again.
Buttered Oat Sourdough Waffles
I’m going to cut to the chase. I LOVE the Sourdough Waffles. They tasted really close to Yardbird’s cheddar cheese sourdough waffles, and I even like Baking with Gina’s more than the latter. I want to put all of my favorite toppings on it, starting with my favorite butters, whipped cream, alcoholic syrup, and of course, fried chicken. Fruits on waffles? That’s so boomer. Always put chicken on your waffles.
Valrhona Sourdough Tin Loaf
Look at this beautiful work of art. I know naysayers have been telling me to use bread knife, but it affects an infinitesimal amount of improvement on the quality of the end product. So, yeah sure, the bread knife matters if we want perfectly even slices. But I’m just a regular consumer, not a wannabe home baker and chef.
Just look at the crumbshot of this sourdough tin loaf. It is also moist inside, but it’s not like cakey moist.
Baking with Gina also sells Pineapple Tarts (for CNY!) and Chantilly Cream cake that I’ve been eyeing for so long.
That said, this is one home baker that I would always note whenever I’m craving for sourdough. And nowadays, it’s not the number of customers that matter. It’s how many who will return to buy your products.