Founded and run by husband and wife team Rosie and Chris Robinson and their team, Chalk Hills Bakery is an independent craft bakery near Horley, Surrey. They specialise in making real bread by hand using long fermenting, traditional methods. Their skilled bakers create great tasting real bread, ranging from natural sourdough bread to ryes, bloomers and ciabatta. Organic flour and water are all they need to start making their bread, only adding a touch of salt and the best natural ingredients along the way.
The only thing better than freshly baked bread is bread freshly baked by you - that's what Jack Sturgess, the dynamic young baker behind Bake With Jack, wants to show you. Jack's enthusiasm for dough knows no bounds, and when you join one of his classes or have a bread-making workshop he wants to leave you feeling the same way.
Ruth’s Little Kitchen is an award-winning micro bakery and cookery school run by expert teacher and baker Ruth Macintyre in the chocolate box pretty village of Brockham, Surrey. All of Ruth’s freshly handmade loaves (pictured) are made using stoneground and organic flour from Shipton Mill and sometimes other independent mills. They are completely free of additives and preservatives, and delivered locally in the Brockham area of Surrey.
Epsom-based Laura Scott is a private chef who runs the Epsom Supper Club and How to Cook Good Food cookery lessons. She also offers hands-on sourdough classes for groups of up to six people, where you will make fresh bread and enjoy a light lunch with your classmates for the day. Local Food Britain recently attended one of her courses to find out more about the magic of fresh sourdough.
A slight curve ball to finish our Real Bread Week list this year because Crumbs Brewing are well, makers of delicious beer rather than bakers! The trick to their brews, however, is the delicious leftover loaves they receive from their friends at Chalk Hills Bakery once they come off the shelves at their Reigate coffee shop. Beautiful beer using artisan bread that would otherwise go to waste! What a great idea.
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If you’re a baker, bakery or coffee shop who sells real bread and would like to join the Local Food Britain family, you can find more details here. We look forward to welcoming you.