One particular person subsequent in line to indicate their price among the many metropolis’s baking scene is Meline Paterson, proprietor of home-baking pastry enterprise Feingeback.
Feingeback, a German time period which interprets as viennoiseries or pastries in English, harks again to Meline’s German roots, the place she grew up for a lot of her childhood.
Aberdeen is filled with wonderful bakeries in the intervening time. From sourdough to cinnamon buns, it appears the north-east is aware of a factor or two about producing affa superb bakes.
Her household heritage lies in working with meals and after studying her commerce on the well-established Bertinet Bakery in Tub, Meline has now introduced her expertise to Aberdeen to the delight of Granite Metropolis locals.
Feingeback’s widespread cronuts (a doughnut and croissant hybrid), in addition to traditional French pastries, can at present be present in chosen retailers throughout Aberdeen.
On-line orders are additionally obtainable and with persevering with indicators of success, Meline hopes to show her ardour for baking into her full-time profession very quickly.
We talked to Meline to seek out out extra about Feingeback Pastries.
I lived in Germany till round 2005, once I moved to England with my household. My mum wished to maneuver right here for a greater life and extra job alternatives.
Most of my household has at all times labored in meals; my nan labored within the kitchen at a restaurant, my aunt was a certified butcher and my late mum was additionally a chef working for the Salvation Military.
I believe I’ve at all times grown up with meals – and naturally, German individuals love their meals anyway!
After secondary faculty, I studied media make-up for movie and TV in school after which college. However once I completed uni, I type of knew that the media make-up trade wasn’t going to be for me.
I used to be at all times doing numerous part-time jobs in kitchens or working in meals in some kind throughout my research and it wasn’t till round a 12 months after college that I obtained a very huge break at Bertinet Bakery in Tub.
So, I moved there and labored with them for 2 and a half years earlier than I met my husband on-line, which was why I moved to Scotland.
Once I obtained the chance in Tub, I took it and I beloved it. I realized most of my expertise at Bertinet Bakery working with some actually proficient bakers and pastry cooks.
I began off within the bread part on nightshifts working with sourdough breads, which was what the bakery specialised in. It was an ideal expertise, but additionally arduous work (nightshifts usually are not for me!).