Author Archive

White Sourdough Artisan Bread

Apr 09

The case for bread…

As seen in the latest issue of Inside Bramhall http://issuu.com/insidemagazines/docs/inside_bramhall_issue_50 we have done a bit of research into the benefits of bread.

Bread seems to get a continuous bashing in the media at the moment. Whether it’s the latest diet or a celebrity backed craze, bread is often portrayed as a villain. Is this fair?

We are understandably, passionate about a good loaf of bread. We even started a business which strives to turn out the perfect loaf day after day. In defence of our beloved product, we thought we would do a bit of research about the benefits of bread. As a food type, it has survived millennia – this longevity must have some basis.

So why should this staple food continue to be on the menu as part of a healthy, balanced diet?

Fibre – bread can provide up to 20% of your daily recommended fibre intake, supporting a healthy digestive system. Breads packed with grains and seeds are even better and are great for providing a slow energy release.

Sugar – most bread is low in sugar, we only add sugar to a couple of speciality loaves.

Fat – bread is low in fat.

Essential minerals – bread can provide 20% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium and 10% of iron and folate.

Cost – even a good quality loaf of bread is a relatively low cost, nutritious food source.

Love – finally, what article about bread can exclude its emotional value. What is more comforting than a delicious slice of toast and butter or a tasty sandwich on soft fresh bread.

Mar 31

Easter Opening Hours

Our hours will change slightly over Easter.

Maundy Thursday     As normal Good Friday                8am – 1.30pm Easter Saturday         As normal (8am – 3.30pm) Easter Sunday            Closed Easter Monday           Closed Tuesday 7 April          As normal

We have been perfecting our hot cross buns.  Don’t forget to get some as they won’t be around for long!

We will be taking orders for the Easter period – pop in or call the shops and we will arrange for your bread to be put aside.

Mar 02

Hot Cross buns are back!

It’s that time of year again!  Our delicious hot cross buns are back.  Our buns are freshly baked each morning from our own special recipe, created from scratch in our bakery.  The chocolate ones are filled with chocolate chips – there is no fruit, just chocolate and lots of it (very decadent indeed!)  The fruit bun is lightly spiced to perfection and bursting with moist, juicy fruit.  Don’t miss out, they will be gone after Easter!

Jan 26

Eat great bread everyday!

Great quality – Great value!  Want to feed your family with great quality, properly made bread? Or want to fill your freezer so you always have great bread on hand?

We are passionate about getting great bread onto everyone’s plates, lunch boxes, toasters, tables and so we are excited to launch the Bramhall Bakery mix and match ‘combo’ deal. For £10 you can get:

A dozen mixed rolls 3 traditional loaves (White, Wholemeal, Cotswold Crunch or Wholemeal Crunch) A Savoury twist or Artisan loaf or 4 pack mini scrolls

Our bread is made using great ingredients and traditional techniques. It is crafted everyday from scratch in our bakery. There is no added sugar, no preservatives or artificial colours or flavours.

Try some of our bread today.

Jan 09

On a health kick?

We feel a bit lonely in January here in the bakery, as everyone goes on their New Year health kicks!  We’re with you and we very much believe in healthy eating and getting a good balance of food types made from quality, identifiable ingredients.  It’s pretty much what we are all about.

 

So, for January we thought we would tell you all about our range of fruit loaves.  After all everyone needs a treat and we think these are a pretty good option.

We make a range of five loaves – one for each day we are open.  (In fact the Muesli Loaf is so popular we make it twice a week!) Each one is bursting with generous helpings of fruit and made to our own unique recipe.

 

Tuesday – Muesli Wednesday – Date and Walnut Thursday – Cranberry Sourdough Friday – Dutch Fruit Saturday – Pear & Fruit, Muesli

 

In general we constantly strive to make a healthier loaf.  We have significantly reduced the salt content in all of our loaves over the last 12 months.  There is also no added sugar in any of the loaves (with the exception of the Dutch Fruit Loaf).

So, why not pop in and try one of our fruit loaves – we will be sampling the loaf of the day (if they’ve not all been snapped up!)  If you eat enough it might even count as one of your 5-a-day (or perhaps that’s pushing it….)

Jan 01

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of our customers!  Thank you for your support during 2014, we have loved being part of the community in Bramhall and now Poynton.  We are very much looking forward to 2015 – baking more delicious bread and creating new, tasty products.  After opening the new bakery in September, we are planning a quieter year… (so far!)

However, to keep us busy we do have a few new product developments and modifications in the pipeline already.  For example, we have been trialing a gourmet sausage roll, with a black pudding centre, in our Poynton shop and it has been very successful – it will definitely be making an appearance in Bramhall very soon!

For those of you on a new year health kick, our breads are lower salt than most and we have a number of healthier breads (the Seeded Multigrain, Wholemeal Crunch and Bramhall Bloomer are a few examples) and all of our fruit loaves except the Dutch Fruit Loaf have no added sugar, making them a good option for a sweet treat!

Finally, from 2 January, we are  going to be changing our opening hours in Poynton, closing at 3.30pm Tuesday to Saturday – we feel that this will better reflect the trading and baking hours in Queensway. Opening hours will be as normal in Bramhall.

Nov 26

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas…

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas at Bramhall Bakery.  The shops are decorated and more importantly we have started baking our Christmas products.  We have Christmas scrolls – a delicious spiced fruit dough filled with marzipan, the sweet mincemeat Christmas Jubilee and new for 2014 Christmas Mince Stars – a scrumptious pastry with mincemeat and custard.

We have Christmas sandwiches too – Turkey and Stuffing and Brie and Cranberry.

We are taking orders for 23 / 24 December – our Christmas order sheet is attached here for you to download  Christmas Order Sheet 2014

Sep 23

Poynton Bakery now open!

We are delighted to announce that Bramhall Bakery- Poynton is now open for business. After a complete refit, all the building, testing, training and other preparations are complete. We are loving working in the new larger bakery and our new team are settling in well.

Like our award-winning Bramhall shop, the stylish and modern bakery, will specialise in baking great quality bread, from scratch. The bakery will make and sell the same popular range as Bramhall.

We will bake from the early hours of Tuesday to Saturday every week – so if you are going past on your way home from a night out, we haven’t left the lights on, the team is already busy ,making tomorrow’s bread!

We opened on Wednesday 17th September and have had great support so far from the local community.

Aug 07

Vanilla in Allseasons

You could well have tried our bread without even realising it.  We supply to a select few wholesale customers. One of these is ‘Vanilla in Allseasons’ who have recently been crowned “Best Outside Catering Company” at the North West County Brides awards. They are passionate about great food and service, we are delighted to supply them with a range of our bread.

They cater for all manner of events as well as weddings, and the bread we make especially for them complements each bespoke menu. Our tiny buns look fabulous transformed into mini canapé burgers and our spinach and feta loaf is the perfect accompaniment to their classic wedding breakfast of Chicken Supreme.

Check them out at www.vanillainallseasons.co.uk

@vanillainallseasons

01625 421 685

Jul 17

Chocolate. In a scone?

We are always looking to do things a bit differently. So far we have brought you chocolate in a hot cross bun, muesli in a bread and bakewell in a bun! We are always working hard on our range and now we are adding a bit of fun to the traditional afternoon tea! How about a double chocolate scone with your clotted cream and strawberries?

Introducing a new scone filled with decadent chocolate chips in a moist chocolate scone base. They are delicious on their own, but for a real treat, we recommend some morello cherries and cream.

Keep your eyes open, we are always trying new things, our other recent addition – the lime and ginger slice – is proving to be a big hit. There are lots of other little projects on the horizon too, so watch this space….