‘Industry beans’, just plain rocking when coffee is your thing!

Warehouse 3, Cnr Rose & Fitzroy Streets
Fitzroy 3065

03 9417 1034

contact@industrybeans.com

Greeted by a smile and a food menu to boot, a view of delish looking sammies tied with brown paper and string, some beautiful cakes, and a coffee menu all of its own, industry beans is winning hands down on first impressions.

I have been to industry beans a couple of times now and as the newest ‘local’ in fitzroy, they are smashing it. The food is amazing and the service is awesome. If coffee is your thing then these guys will give you all the info and review on different beans that range from ‘banging’ to ‘just plain awesome’! Their eyes light up when you ask for filter beans for your aero-press and there is a surge of energy when you start holding your own in a coffee conversation!

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Set in an old converted warehouse, Industry beans splurges on simplistic personality and and is the perfect template for any fitzroy-esque waiter/waitress or coffee connoisseur to paint with their own take on hipster style.

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Whether its the fructose free, strawberry friand or the amazing GF avo smash with added bacon on the side, seated in the sunny courtyard again made from pellets or inside under a gas heater on a chilly day, you’ll be loving the superb smell of coffee and the sense that no matter where you went, you would definitely not be getting a better coffee!

“Run, run, as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the GINGERBREAD MAN!!!!”

There are a few things that one should think through when writing a recipe for gingerbread men for the enjoyment of others….
Firstly to take a photo of them, you must pile a plate high with gingerbread. Then you must arrange them beside your computer for safe keeping whilst you write the recipe down…… FAILURE!
They taste bloody good, and if you should so much as accidentally start to eat one, it may well turn into two partially dismembered bodies and the crumbly scene of a crime before a paragraph is out!

My husband made these as a surprise for me last night! I love gingerbread men and I always battle with them as the recipe contains so many no-no’s that it is hard to substitute them all. Between the brown sugar, golden syrup and any form of glutinous glue to stop them falling apart… they have always been a miserable fail!

However, I do believe that he has found a near perfect recipe that IS fructose-friendly. And delicious to the extent that multiple crime scenes await!!!

The appearance of these gingerbread men may well be more ‘psycho-killer-esque’ than happy children’s tale, due to the nature of the deranged designer that built my biscuit cutter mould. However, I find it easier to consume little men piece by piece when they look more like a threat to me, than someone I would quite happily take on a coffee date…

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Here goes.

Ingredients:

2 C gluten free flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ginger powder
1 TBSp baking soda
2 tsp zanthum gum
110g butter
85g sugar
1/4 C glucose syrup

Preheat oven to 180 deg C.

Cream butter and sugar in a bowl. Once thoroughly mixed, add the glucose syrup. This replaces the golden syrup that you would normally have in a GB Man recipe. Make sure that you don’t overwork the mixture as it will become more crumbly and harder to get the biscuits to stay together.
Sift and mix dry ingredients in another bowl. Once mixed add to the wet mix incorporating half at a time.
Lightly flour a work bench and rolling pin. Roll out to 5-6mm thick. Using a cookie cutter cut out gingerbread men.
Unfortunately there is no better glue than gluten, thus use a spatula to remove gingerbread men from the bench and place onto trays lined with baking paper.

'Crimescene'..... oops!

‘Crimescene’….. oops!

The biscuits take 10-12 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees. The don’t colour up a lot due to the different sugar being used and will also be quite soft when you pull them out of the oven. Leave on tray for 5-10 minutes to cool before pulling them off to a cooling rack. Alternatively take them off sooner and eat all the limbs that ‘accidentally fall off’. Happy gingerbread man cooking peoples!