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Bread making with Epsom Bakehouse

Bread making with Epsom Bakehouse

The upside: Learn to bake bread properly, from a true baking expert. The downside: Class sizes are small and sell out quickly so plan ahead. The flipside: Rhiannon is super organised and a fantastic teacher! Working in local government Rhiannon Abbot was in need of a new direction and ten years down the line, she made … Continue reading

Grass Roots Bakery

Grass Roots Bakery

A new start up producing fantastic gluten free rolls and bread mixes from a bespoke craft bakery in Surrey The upside: Great tasting gluten and dairy free bread which is also preservative free. The downside: Limited shelf life once baked (but freezes well) The flipside: A credible textured bread for those seeking 100% gluten free … Continue reading

Smoky Roasted Red Pepper and Butterbean Dip

Smoky Roasted Red Pepper and Butterbean Dip

Vegan and full of smoky punchy flavours this dip is wonderful served alongside  Farretti bakery breadsticks with pre-dinner drinks . I used freshly roasted peppers that I skinned and deseeded but a tin of smoked Piquillo peppers (well drained) would work well in their place. Download a print friendly pdf of the recipe smoky red … Continue reading

Farretti Bakery

Farretti Bakery

Run by native Italian Val this small artisan bakery produces soft crust, slow fermented authentic Italian breads for farm shops, independent stores and caterers in Surrey and West Sussex. This bakery has been on my radar since buying their bread at Secretts in Milford a while ago. It’s tasty and light with a dough structure … Continue reading

My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

My Christmas Food and Gift Top 20 for 2015

I felt like a judge on a reality show choosing my top 20 without leaving anyone out. There are so many fabulous producers I have met since doing this blog and you all deserve a space here but I had to set a limit. So, in no particular order! Local free-range turkey reared on Etherley … Continue reading

Pinch of this

Pinch of this

A new addition to the gluten-free market selling meticulously hand crafted macarons, brownies and cupcakes amid a growing repertoire of baked delights to those seeking a ‘free-from’ diet.  When Mark got in touch with me in September 2014 he was right at the start of his new business journey. After chatting about his business he … Continue reading

Emmas Cake House

Emmas Cake House

A highly skilled baker and cake decorator whose products are unbeatable for taste and appearance Main event: Gorgeous celebration cakes, which look too good to eat Is it worth the calories? There is cake and then there is Emma’s cake Tips: Order in advance for special celebrations; these cakes take time to create After graduating in Hotel Management … Continue reading