Address: 183 Upper Thomson Rd, #01-03, Singapore 574332
Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday 8:30am – 3:00pm, Closed on Monday – Wednesday
I was exploring the Upper Thomson belt earlier today and chanced upon Woodlands Sourdough — an up and coming bakery specializing in sourdough. Their bread gets sold out very quickly, including their pastries. I’ve been wanting to try out their cinnamon rolls; I love rolls with icing on top. And I guess, I was a little too late to drop by here, and it was sold out.
But that didn’t stop me from trying out their Rye sourdough bread. If you slice it and freeze it, it can keep for months in the freezer. In the paper bag, around 2-3 days. Rye sourdough bread is super healthy as it has a lot of fiber and it can keep you full. Rye makes the sourdough bread really moist, perfect for toasted sandwiches. Sourdough should be crusty outside, chewy inside, and with a lot of holes.
Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with Woodlands Sourdough. They don’t want to slice your sourdough bread for you. But maybe because you won’t see what’s inside. There are NOT a lot of holes in Woodlands Sourdough’s crumbshot — aka, the cross section view of the sourdough. And that makes it a really bad piece of bread.
It’s a common mistake for the dough temperature to be too low for the starter to feed on the flour in the dough. This results in a crumb that is too dense and too few openings. With this, I can say, this is NOT a good sourdough. In fact, eating this dense bread is going to give you a bad stomach. You can still eat it, but it’s just not good for you.
So remember, no holes, not good!
I’m thinking grilled cheese recipes and stuff. Be sure to keep an eye on my TikTok 🙂 I just made a really nice Cranberry Brie French Toast with Burrata and Maple Syrup using Lavender Bakery‘s Nama Shokupan.
If you don’t feel like making your own sandwiches, you can grab their grilled cheese sandwich.