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Hot Cross Buns are back!

Hot Cross Buns are back!

Whilst chocolate eggs have been in the supermarket since Boxing Day, we like to wait patiently and savour each little treat as it comes into season... Real favourites of last Spring were Katie's Hot Cross Buns which are back in the bakery from this Friday. Next week, we will have a sample of Colomba di Pasquale, which will be available to order from Friday 7th April. Looking ahead, we won't be baking on Good Friday and will have our Easter Bakery on Thursday 13th April. If you are around over the Bank Holiday weekend, we have a special event Easter...

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The Story of the Sourdough...

The Story of the Sourdough...

Katie and I have been constantly learning, practising and, hopefully, improving our bread making over the years. Whilst we were initially self taught from books and videos, we then invested in some professional training, first with Jane Mason and more recently with Richard Bertinet. As qualified Bread Angels, we also continue to learn from others in the 'Bakery Host'! We love sourdough bread, simply made with flour, salt and water. We cultivate natural wild yeasts to create an organic sourdough starter which encourages a slow gentle ferment that develops the classic complex flavours that makes the loaf wonderful fresh and...

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Brought to you by the letter I and the number 2...

Brought to you by the letter I and the number 2...

Katie and I really enjoy baking for you, and whilst we have some favourites that are ordered each week, we do like to offer some specials now and then to keep things interesting... This week, we are baking some classics from around the world, which loosely fit into the Sesame Street formula of 'brought to you by the letter I and the number 2'...  Two of the breads begin with the letter I and from America we have 2 breads! Therefore, Friday 3rd March will find us baking extra: Irish Wheaten Soda Bread Italian Ciabatta New York Bagel San Francisco...

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Brought to you by the letter C and the number 3...

Brought to you by the letter C and the number 3...

I think we are showing our age, who else remembers Sesame Street? Katie and I really enjoy baking for you, and whilst we have some favourites that are ordered each week, we do like to offer some specials now and then to keep things interesting... Therefore, this week is brought to you by the letter C and the number 3... Friday 24th Feb will find us baking extra: Challah  Cheesy Cider Batter Bread Cranberry & Pecan Sourdough  Triple Choc Meringues  All other products can be found by collection or by searching for your favourite. Don't forget that all our loaves...

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Practise makes perfect!

Practise makes perfect!

Thank you to all those that bought bread from us last week, we hope you enjoyed it, especially if you tried one of our new products.... We are continuing to practise new recipes and last Friday found an element of break through with the ciabattas. Our first couple of attempts looked right on the outside but were missing the signature large bubbles on the inside. Adding more water to the dough helps the bubbles form more easily, but results in a dough that has the consistency of warm custard! Last Friday we somehow managed to fold the custard style dough...

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