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Tried and tested recipes that the family will love plus tips from our experts to make your life easier every day.
Take everyday ingredients and turn them into sensational meals for your family and friends
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We believe you can’t rush quality. It’s why we’ve partnered with expert French baker Laurent
Boillon to create Coles Finest 30 Hour Recipe Stone Baked Sourdough.
“Since I was a sixteen year old apprentice in France, my life has been dedicated to bread”
Coles Finest 30 Hour Recipe Stone Baked Sourdough has more time to rest and rise,
resulting in a mouth-watering sourdough that’s soft on the inside with a delicious,
caramelised crust on the outside – perfect for gourmet sandwiches, homemade garlic bread
or dipping in extra virgin olive oil.
But Coles Finest by Laurent isn’t just a pretty loaf. It’s made in Australia using
locally milled flour and a natural starter culture, which is over 25 years old and based
on a traditional recipe.
We’re proud of our promise that all Coles Finest by Laurent Sourdough contains no
artificial preservatives, colours or flavours, and that bread lovers across the
country can enjoy this artisan-style range not traditionally found at the
Winner of Product of the Year 2019*
for our Sourdough Vienna & Pane di Casa with Toasted Sesame Loaves,
and Product of the Year 2020* for our Sourdough Rolls,
the range has proven to be a favourite, and continues to evolve.
* Winner of Bakery Category. Survey of 10,000 people by Nielsen. Selected stores only. Used under license from Laurent Bakery Pty Ltd.
Since opening his first store over 20 years ago, expert baker Laurent Boillon has won over
many hearts – and stomachs!
Originally from the south of France, in sunny Aix-en-Provence, Laurent learned his craft at
the prestigious Lenôtre school in Paris. He then returned to his childhood passion of making
sourdough bread and after moving to Australia, opened his first boutique bakery in
‘As the years went by, we developed recipes that were authentically French, but with
a modern twist for Aussie appetites', says Laurent, ‘and over the journey we have
seen the Australian palate become much more sophisticated.’
Now Coles is proud to help Australians put quality, French style sourdough on their
table every day, with a ten-year agreement with Laurent to supply sourdough to
Sourdough is ‘sour’ because it’s made with a starter culture – a mixture of flour and water
that ferments to create good bacteria and yeast. This differs to ordinary bread which may
not contain a starter culture.
What about the ‘holes’ inside? Well for many artisanal bakers, holes in bread are
sought-after. Through a range of fermentation steps and stone baking, air pockets are formed
by the yeasts. It’s these air pockets that help make bread light and delicate.
Does stone baking make a difference too? It certainly does. Baking the bread on stone
provides an earthy flavour and a traditional thick crust that may not be seen in
standard loaves baked entirely on metal trays. This method of baking dates back
thousands of years.
Our Coles Finest by Laurent range is produced at a state-of-the-art purpose-built
facility in Braeside, Victoria. The 30 hour recipe includes the entire process from
when the dough is mixed, to when it is left to rest and rise and stone baked, with
the final baking stage taking place in store by one of our bakers to create a soft,
light texture with a caramelised crust, so you can enjoy this authentic quality
Turn just 5 ingredients into a delicious comforting dinner.
Working with the RSPCA, we offer a range of humanely farmed chickens, grown on
farms that must meet strict animal welfare standards and provide an enriched
environment for chickens to grow.
We’ve worked with our farmers and suppliers to ensure all Coles Brand fresh pork
is sow stall-free and free from artificial growth promotants.
Right across the store, from seafood in the deli to frozen fish in the freezers,
all Coles Brand seafood is responsibly sourced – so whatever you buy, you’ll
always know you’re making a better choice for our oceans.
We love supporting Aussie growers and we think Aussie fruit and veg tastes pretty
good too. So naturally, we source our fresh fruit and vegetables from Aussie