Ex-Bakery Brera Colleagues Start Own Biz Selling ‘Ugly Delicious’ Scones, Basque Cheesecake
One of them specialised in baking Basque burnt cheesecakes at the famed Brera.
Are Basque burnt cheesecakes, like, so yesterday? That’s not what Glenn Lai (left in pic) and Tan Zhuo Guan (right), the pair behind online-based Humble Bakery, think. “Demand is not as high as before when it was really trending, but it’s still high,” Zhuo Guan tells 8days.sg. “Basque cheesecake has replaced New York cheesecake as the standard cheesecake choice.”
Good thing, too, because the scorched Spanish confection is one of the star items on Humble Bakery’s menu. Zhuo Guan, formerly a baker specialising in Basque cheesecakes at the ultra popular Bakery Brera – which is famous for the dessert and also cruffins – tweaked the recipe to give it his own spin. In addition, the pair sell "Korean-style" scones, brownies, fudge cakes and strawberry shortcakes out of a commercial kitchen in Kovan, but it’s not open for walk-ins, only pickup and delivery.
With additional reporting by Florence Fong
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