Saturday Bake Off - 10 Aug 2013

What a busy Saturday, our busiest bake off!!! Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered & thanks to those who just popped in to see if we had any extra bread! And thank you everyone who waited for their baked goodies as they were baking. We di...d our Portuguese custard tarts & ciabatta rolls for our Saturday bake off. With that we did our usual rising menu baked goodies like Beer bread, white sourdough handcrafted loaves, Portuguese rolls, Olive & sundried tom loaves, Pesto & feta loaf, White & Rye loaves, Fruit Buns, etc We hope you all enjoyed them!
Ciabatta ready for their last prove before baking

Saturday Bake Off - 03 Aug 2013

Awesome... thank you! More new clients have become part of this amazing venture. Our bake off was FRUIT BUNS & CHEESE AND ONION TIN LOAF. Once again we baked through the night to make sure freshly baked goodies are available to you. I hope you all enjoyed your goodies. See ya all soon!

Jason called our mixer 'Doris' ;-)
Making South African Milk Tart... reminds me of home :)
Molding into pans ready for last prove before baking
Check temp of bread (our really well proven Large whit loaf)
Bake off Chees & Onion tin loaves ready for last prove
Cheese & Onion Tin Loaf - Medium £3.50
Making frosting for cake

Bakery Open Day - 27th July 2013

Thank you everyone who supported us on this awesome day! It was great seeing you all & having a chat! And especially a great thank you to Christina who nearly brought her whole family to our open day, it was great chatting to ya all. We baked various breads such as Olive & sundried tom, beer bread, garlic & rosemary foccaccia, spelt bread, sourdough loaves, rolls, etc We also did sweet bakes such as shortbread, toffee, blueberry pies, portuguese milk mini tarts, south african milk tart, cakes, cupcakes, our famous chelsea buns, hot cross buns, etc. We hope to have another open day soon... watch our facebook for updates.
Making bases for frangipan pies
Some of our bakes on display
Lemon Butter Shortbread
Our open day - Jason having a dance to the music from the kitchen
Choc cinnamon swirls, mini SA milk tarts, hot cross buns, Portuguese milk tarts

Saturday Bake Off 20 July 13

Wow thank you to everyone that supported us, including the new clients who popped in to see if we had any extra bread baked to buy because they smelt the bread baking from across the road! I did the Ouma Polly SA milk tart- turned out great & we will be adding this to our rising menu for you to order any Saturday!

Making Olive & Sundried Tom loaf


Photo Celebration Cakes : 10" X 9" X 3" about 30 slices in a window box £28 each


or 10" x 9" x 1.5" about 20 slices in a window box £21 each


min. 1 weeks notice

Garlic & Rosemary Fococcia bread £3.00 each normal price 9" round

Thank you card from Cath & Phil for cake & bread baked for their daughter's party!

Ouma Polly's South African Milk Tart - recipe from my great gran mother Ouma Polly!

Now on our rising menu for £4.50 for a 9" tart

Making bases for the South African Milk tart

Saturday Bake Off 13 Jul 13

A busy start to a succesfull finish! We had a busy evening ahead cleaning, preparing & baking for our Saturday clients. It was Catherine & Phil's daughter's birthday and we prepared rolls, cake, pizza, etc for their party. It was a great pleasure doing this order with our regular & new client's orders. We always feel part of someone else life because we make them food and we hope they will make great memories from the baked good we make them. Our SAT BAKE OFF item for this week was Malt Fruit Loaf. I enjoyed making it and it left smells of warm treacle & spices in our home. I hope everyone enjoy it!!!

Jason dashing to oven to get beer loaves in, as the warm weather challenged us with quick proving doughs.
Hand crafted loaf
15 cut pieces of cooked cold pizza £5.00 each (cheese & tom)

What's new?

Thank you everyone for your support yesterday at our Heathfest stall! It was great seeing ya all! The weather was awesome & brought many, many people to this fab festival. Our chelsea buns (120 of them), breads & all our baked rolls sold out & people wanted more!!! And also thank you to our regular clients who we could not bake for on Saturday due to focusing on the Heathfest. We are now back to our usual baking... Monday & Fridays BREAD & BREAD ROLLS only & Saturday everything including our breads & rolls & our bake off item. Pre-order by calling, texting or emailing us by the latest 6pm the day before. I will update our website & facebook on which once off baked items will be highlighted for Saturday's Bake Off. Have a lovely sunny week a head, we hope it is beautiful for you!!!

Home Bakery Open Day - Saturday 29th June 2013

Thank you EVERYONE who supported our OPEN HOME BAKERY yesterday (Saturday, 29 Jun. IT WAS A SUCCESS!!! We opened our doors for all to come & look & buy any of our baked goods on display. Due to so many of you loving the idea & asked when we doing it again, we have decide to do it again (just watch our facebook & website for more info in the near future). See our photos of our day! The Chelsea Buns sold out so quickly!!! And the Beer Bread was a sell out!!!!Follow us on facebook page for updates (see link on to the bottom right of this website)

Jason making COCONUT FRANGIPANES with Mary-jane (our daughter) supervising!
Jason chilling with the kids at our front door ....resting from a busy day baking all night with no sleep!

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at our company.

Fathers Day Saturday Bake Off - 15 June 13


Today, Saturday Bake Off Father's day was super as we did Ale Bread & Guinness Cup Cakes. The Ale loaf (with cross on) has a awesome rich ale flavour with white & rye flour this made this bread rich with wheaty hobs smells mmmm... heavenly! See photos.... with all our other breads done for this bake off!

Guinness Cupcakes.... I must say these were delicious, something different... with the rich chocolate cake with the bitterness of the ale & the sweetness from the cream cheese topping, made this an unique & delightful taste! ....daddy's we hope you loved this!
Large Beer Bread Loaf. Mix of white & rye flour with real beer - new to our menu - £3.50 each
Guinness Cupcakes
Jason's Loaf Medium - Mix of white, wholemeal & rye flour with 5 seeds topping

Mangotsfield Community Festival:


We attended this and it was a hit! We sold all our bread and people were coming back for more!  Our Chelsea buns were gone with in the 1st 2 hours ....and we baked loads!


Our next Community Festival will be @ Heathfest Bromley Heath on 06 July 2013.

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