It all started in 2013 after a visit back to Denmark, where I was born and grew up. Wherever I went, the hottest thing around was home made Crisp Bread. Crisp Bread was a part of our everyday food growing up, but something was totally different in these modern versions to what I remembered. It was tantalisingly crisp, full of healthy seeds and very delicious! My old crisp bread had been re-invented and I was infatuated.
As soon as I came back home I had to try making my own Danish Crisp Bread. I made thin, bite-sized portions packed full of wholesome ingredients – delicious! The crackers became part of our diet, as a snack or with cheese or dip. I started giving them as gifts, and used them when we entertained. I received such positive feedback and was often asked if I sell them. The idea stayed in my mind. A few months later I got the opportunity to have a corner of a friend’s Market Stall. I baked 40 boxes for that event and sold out in a few hours.
After that I baked in my ‘housewife’ oven in our own kitchen to order as and when my friends wanted crackers. Word spread and the orders kept coming and growing. I could barely keep up with demand and sold as many boxes as I had time to bake, something that has not changed since then. We now stock gourmet stores, supermarkets and restaurants in Perth and South West of WA.
Mette is Baking is Western Australian owned and operated business.
We are located in Applecross and operate out of our home. The garage has been converted to a Health Department approved bakery. It was meant to be my Husbands shed… and I have promised him that when we outgrow the facility, he can claim it back and put a ping-pong table in.
We mix by hand, roll by hand, bake and pack by hand. No machines or mechanical processes. Just like you would do in your own kitchen.
Our Nordic Crackers are free from preservatives, additives and colours. This results in 3 weeks Best Before date. After 3 weeks a sensory taste panel found that the Crackers are not as deliciously crisp as when first baked.
As we like to say… Buy, Eat, Repeat…