The popular cafe on the North Coast 500 has had to adapt to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Known for its photogenic cakes and colourful café in Muir of Ord, Bad Girl Bakery has reinvented itself and reopened its doors with a new shop that is set to be a destination for baking fans.

The coronavirus crisis has forced the business to completely redevelop with the café aspect no longer viable at present.

Instead, the new look shop will showcase a range of carefully selected baking equipment and ingredients alongside a changing menu of cakes, pastries, biscuits and breads.

The Bad Girl Bakery team will reveal the secret recipes behind some of its signature dishes with ingredients on hand to allow budding bakers to try them at home.

Takeaway menu

Those looking for takeaway options can choose from a range of sandwiches, salads, quiches, soups and flatbreads.

With dishes changing every day, the breakfast menu includes treats such as: yogurt and fresh berries with maple pecan granola; as well as French toast with bacon, banana and maple syrup and classic breakfast rolls.

The lunch line up includes soups made in house, topped flatbreads, a range of sausage rolls and salads and a burger of the day: from candied bacon cheese burgers to halloumi mushroom burgers.

The cafe’s popular cakes will continue to take a starring role with a cabinet, which will have a daily selection of treats all made in the bakery kitchen.

These include an old-fashioned glazed bundt, a decadent chocolate raspberry tart, a raspberry and rose layer cake, and the famous chocolate brownie cookies.

 

A range of breads from focaccia and soda bread to sourdough and pitta bread are also available.

Cook shop equipment includes springform cake tins, spatulas, cake stands and ingredients like free range eggs, flour and chocolate to a selection of standout cake decorations.

Exclusive Bad Girl Bakery aprons and tote bags will also be available to buy.

Owner, Jeni Hardie said: “2020 has been an incredibly rocky road for Bad Girl Bakery, as it has been for everyone.

“We’ve been incredibly touched by the messages of support we received during lockdown and have had so many customers asking for recipes.

“We’re delighted that there’s been a surge in the popularity of baking at home and are keen to support local home bakers with ingredients and equipment. In response, we’ve transformed the café into a beautiful shop that provides wonderful food but also simply celebrates baking.

“In our first week of opening, we were staggered by the response to the new shop. We sold out every day in record time and the popularity of our sausage rolls meant that we cleared the local butcher out of sausage meat.”

How to order

Customers can either place their orders over the phone in advance or at the counter in store, where measures have been put in place to ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to. Food is then picked up at the red spotty door on the street.

For more information, visit the Bad Girl Bakery website.

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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