These days, Bengaluru is hipster haven known for cute cafés and artisanal desserts for sale on every corner. But long before café culture became ubiquitous in the IT Capital; there were bakeries that specialized in traditional Indian sweets and bakes like aflatoon cake, dumroot halwa and coconut burfi as well as more...Eurasian style baked goods like suji cake. A person who wants to explore old school baked goodies and true to Bengaluru delicacies, then must visit is Albert Bakery.
About: Mohammed Yacoob, in 1902 initially started his confectionery venture in a small godown located at Sangam Lane off Kamaraj Road. Mohammed used to cycle and supply buns and breads to the predominantly British and Anglo-Indian communities in Cantonment area back then. The current establishment on Mosque Road was started in 1921 to expand business.
Mohammed felt that giving his bakery an English name would appeal to the British clientele in Fraser Town and named it after Prince Albert. Initially they used to sell biscuits, breads and buns. Current proprietor Mr.Nawab Jan, has introduced many new goodies to suite the taste palate of younger generation.
Khova Naan: Crispy and flaky blanket of puff pastry, centered with fudgy milk solids, served with masala chai its a complete meal on its own 😉
Mini Mutton Samosa: High on pepper masala these mutton samosa are a perfect treat on a rainy day. Bite size samosas literally melts in your mouth. When ever we visit albert bakery I purchase atleast a kilo of these mini samosas and freeze it, microwave and serve as required.
Chicken Quiche: A lovely combination of caramelized onions with mince chicken and curry powder this cheesy and flaky quiche is a new addition.
Chicken Puff: Flaky and melt in your mouth puffs are a must have during tea time. I purchase these on every visit to albert its a must try.
Brain Puff: Sold only on saturday and sunday they also sell these puffs during ramzan season. People who enjoy lamb offals will love these puffs its an acquired taste.
My taste and liking has changed over the years I have posted my picks. But if you’re visiting a must try is honey cake, khova naan, keema naan if they have in stock and the puffs brain or chicken. Brain puff they sell only on Saturday and Sunday. Brain puff is a treat for people who enjoy offal’s.