Rustic Bakehouse

Owner and master baker Jarrod Lamprey was born and bred in Tasmania and it was the lure of a unique oven that saw him return after nearly 20 years away working all throughout Australia. After spending almost a decade looking all over the country for a wood-fired Scotch oven to open their own bakery, Jarrod and his wife Katie found one back in Tasmania.

The oven, which was built in 1926, lay dormant for more than 62 years, hidden at the back of a building in Cressy, which over the years has been a fly-fishing shop, a bank, a butchers and a post office.

In 2016, Jarrod and Katie gave the wood oven and the bakehouse a new lease of life - lovingly restoring it. Now Rustic Bakehouse produces a range of artisan loaves, including viennas, cobs and sourdoughs using local flour from Tasmania Flour Mills in Launceston. The bakery is also well known for its delicious pies, cakes, lamingtons, éclairs, and slices, including their signature vanilla slice, all baked in the wood oven to ensure they taste as good as they look. They even do wood-fired pizzas on Friday nights. They also serve a niche brand of coffee from Oomph Tasmanian Gourmet Coffee, which is a Tasmanian family owned business that roasts its beans in Hobart.

The wood fire just makes everything taste better thanks to radiant heat, which gives the bread a unique flavor and thicker crusts, which electric ovens just can’t replicate.

Rustic Bakehouse is open every day with wood-fired bread available from Tuesday through Saturday. Both Katie and Jarrod love that they can use old-style, traditional baking methods to showcase quality Tasmanian produce. Their mission is focused around family, lifestyle and simply a passion for great food, great service and great coffee.

78 Main Street, Cressy TAS 7302
p: 03 6397 6557
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