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Woolworths employee reveals how they make the baguettes at the grocery store

Secrets of a supermarket baker: Woolworths employee shows how baguettes are made behind the scenes in VERY satisfying video

  • A Woolworths employee has offered a sneak peek at how baguettes are made 
  • Liam Kirley, from Sydney, shared a TikTok video of the store’s behind the scenes 
  • Baker uses a commercial mixer to combine ingredients together to form a dough
  • Dough is transferred to a ‘Diva’ machine where it’s divided into 20 portions
  • It’s placed into a conveyor belt machine where it’s rolled into shape of a baguette
  • The fresh baguettes are baked in an oven until they are golden and crusty  


A Woolworths employee has offered a sneak peek at how crusty baguettes are made in stores behind the scenes.

Liam Kirley, from Sydney, shared a TikTok video showing an in-house baker using a commercial mixer to combine the ingredients together to form a dough.

The dough is then transferred to a ‘Diva’ machine where it’s weighed and divided into 20 portions before it’s left to rise.

 

A Woolworths employee has offered a sneak peek at how crusty baguettes are made in stores behind the scenes

A Woolworths employee has offered a sneak peek at how crusty baguettes are made in stores behind the scenes

‘So here’s how it’s done. That’s our dough going into the Diva machine. The Diva machine divides up the dough into the portions for the baguette,’ Liam explained.

The baker then placed the dough – just one at a time – into a conveyor belt machine where it’s rolled into the shape of a baguette. 

‘This is our conveyor belt machine which rolls the dough up into the baguette shape and then we put it on the tray. And then it’s ready to go into the oven.’

The final clip shows the baker pulling a tray of five freshly baked baguettes out of the rotating oven. 

‘So that’s how we make our fresh baguettes at Woolworths,’ Liam added.

Once the dough has rested, it's transferred to a 'Diva' machine where it's weighed and divided into 20 portions

Once the dough has rested, it's transferred to a 'Diva' machine where it's weighed and divided into 20 portions

Once the dough has rested, it’s transferred to a ‘Diva’ machine where it’s weighed and divided into 20 portions

The baker then placed the dough - just one at a time - into a conveyor belt machine where it's rolled into the shape of a baguette

The final clip shows the baker pulling a tray of five freshly baked baguettes out of the rotating oven

The baker then placed the dough – just one at a time – into a conveyor belt machine where it’s rolled into the shape of a baguette. The final clip shows the baker pulling a tray of five freshly baked baguettes out of the rotating oven

The video has since been viewed more than 615,000 times, with many saying they assumed the supermarket’s range of baked items were pre-made.

‘I thought the baguettes were just brought in already cooked,’ one said.

Meanwhile many Woolworths employees claimed not all stores make fresh bread.

‘Depends if you have a full scale bakery. My brother’s store does all of this. Mine comes in all frozen and we just bake,’ one woman wrote.

Another said: ‘I work at the bakery at Woolworths and have for over six months now… and I can say that my store uses frozen baguettes. Maybe your store uses fresh.’ 

While one woman added: ‘The larger stores make them fresh, the smaller stores are all partially bake, frozen breads.’



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