The grand doyenne of diary, Sydney’s very own butter baron Pepe Saya, is once again teaming up for a baked goods collaboration, and this time, you get to be head chef. We’ve previously seen breakfast crumpet packs through a partnership with Caringbah-based bakery Merna, a ready-to-use puff pastry in partnership with Sonoma, and a wickedly umami-fied butter fusion in concert with the boutique Byron-base yeast spread company Oomite.
However, this latest duet takes a sweeter tack, via a minor diversion from Pepe’s usual NSW stomping grounds to the ACT-based Three Mills Bakery. The result is a bake-at-home log of cookie dough finished with a rich and complex riff on salted caramel: miso butterscotch. Each log of rye-flour-based dough will produce six to eight cookies, which take less than ten minutes to bake. The butterscotch sauce can be piped any which way you desire, although a little goes a long way.
If that’s inspired you to up the ante of your lockdown baking ambitions, you can also now get a Pepe Saya baker’s pack including all manner of udderly delicious dairy ingredients such as buttermilk, ghee, salted and unsalted butter and crème fraîche.
The ever-innovative Pepe Saya rarely rests on its laurels, but the cultured butter masters also know when they’re onto a good thing, which is why they’ve also just released a new edition of its popular Merna Crumpets breakfast packs, this time starring a passionfruit or lemon curd.