A Google search for 1 x bouncy brioche loaf for our planned french toast turned up the highly recommended Bread Project bakery in Joo Chiat. It is, according to some, the “best bakery in Singapore”, so we swung by just before going to church since they open from 9am on Sundays. A sparsely decorated outlet with minimal seating, breads take centrestage. The loaves (sourdough-based artisan breads, brioche etc) are displayed to your left, while the counter is spread with the day’s bakes of which information can’t be found on its website. The ham and cheese croissant tasted good, filling-wise, but we did wish that the pastry was far flakier and we did consider that it might have been left out a little too long. Same for the croissant, which was better but lacked that light, airy, not-too-oily flakiness of a well-buttered croissant. Is it the croissant or are my standards too high? My favourite thus far has been one from Paul in Sapporo, grabbed hastily while rushing off to the airport to catch a plane. Nevertheless, the brioche made for a wonderful french toast sponge, soaking up the dip beautifully. I’d probably swing by next time I’m in the area having pho or wanton mee. Till then, the search for a new favourite bakery resumes!
The Bread Project
174 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01