It was Nadine Ingram’s lifelong dream to have her own bakery. The pastry chef’s career in the leadup was nothing if not illustrious, with London’s The Ivy and Guy Lavroche, and Sydney’s MC Garage and Bel Mondo among her list of conquests.
Then in 2011, Ingram cranked up the ovens in a small space in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo and called it Flour and Stone. In the pastry chef’s hands, the charming bakery quickly became synonymous with quality and her signatures including lamingtons are now among the city’s sweet favourites.
In this heartfelt video, Ingram takes us behind the scenes of Flour and Stone, from a grueling daily 2am call time to market days on the weekend, and shares why, slog and all, she just can’t get enough of baking.