As Malaysian home bakers continue to step up with wonderful work, Rise by G soars with fragrant focaccia and lovable loaves, crafted by architectural designer Gina, who's currently swapping blueprints for buns and colour boards for cookies.
This week, we sampled Rise by G's two specialities of Focaccia and Cinnamon Loaf. Gina also bakes Coconut Gula Melaka Loaves, Bread Rings, Cardamom Buns and Brown Butter Cookies, all sent out in recyclable packaging.
The focaccia is addictive - golden-brown and pillowy-light, studded with sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, rosemary and basil (RM40), folded and stretched over a few hours, sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil as soon as it emerges from the oven.
This is focaccia that's as fresh and tender as you can find, with the perfect thickness to tear it up and make a mouthful of it, flavoursome enough to enjoy on its own - though dipping it with more olive oil enriches and enlivens the experience even further.
The eight-inch cinnamon loaf (RM35) is also popular - its braided layers are beautiful, its buttery filling is moist and creamy, elevating Rise's delightfully dense rendition above dreadfully dry ones. Kids may relish this best, but we can't stop munching too!
Many thanks to Rise by G for crushing our carb cravings.
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