Back in flour
I am back in flour and will bake Black & White Sesame and Walnut on Friday and Saturday (standard size). Please place your order by Wednesday 5PM (yes that's tomorrow, sorry!).
Early plea: we are nearing the end of the financial year and I will be sending invoices to all my tab customers on Thursday. It would be immensely appreciated if you could pay your invoice as quickly as possible as I'd like to clear all tabs by 5 April 2020, thank you!
Thank you all for your patience during my flour shortage and I'm glad I didnt dry up entirely!
Bread on Tuesday 31 March
Good morning all and happy British Summer Time
There will be bread on Tuesday, I dont know about Friday and Saturday but I'm hopeful although I've not heard from delivery company yet about my flour bulk order.
On Tuesday I'll bake Wild Wests (standard size only), Wild Wests with heritage flour (emmer) and Rugbrod (half or whole). Please let me have your orders by tomorrow Monday 1PM, 2 loaves max per family excluding order for Rugbrod. I will confirm your order on Monday evening so please, if you are a prepaying customer, do not pay before you have heard back from me. Given my very limited flour supply I'll serve medics first, followed by people who had no bread last week, followed by people who had no bread on Friday. But despair not and do put your order in if you want bread because I do think I have enough to fulfil all orders given what normally comes in on a Tuesday.
I will deliver to Comberton residents as I want to limit traffic into my collection box next week for everyone's safety. Please put your own boxes out as I will not knock on your door! Collections for people outside of the village remain as they were.
There will be bread next week!
Quick update: I have used up my old stock of flour from my regular supplier and I have loads on the way which hasnt materialised yet. But I've been hoarding bread flour two 1.5kg bag at a time from a well known supermarket chain and although it's not the premium flour I like to use, I think in times of scarcity it'll still make some pretty decent bread on Tuesday. Not sure what I'll do with it but I'll probably cut it with a fair amount of other flour I have (emmer, and malted multigrain) to make it last a bit longer and hopefully until I'm back with full stock.
So there will be bread on Tuesday, Wild Wests of sort. Look out for email on Sunday morning or Saturday night. Enjoy the rest of the week!
Bread this week (c/o 24 March 2020)
Dear old and new customers
I didnt publish a menu this week because there is for now no menu beyond what I'm baking on Tuesday which is already sold out (all Wild Wests).
I've almost run out of flour and although I've got two orders from the mill for a total of 100kg, until the first batch turns up at my door, there's no point me making any promises. And delivery times are one of the many things that have become very uncertain these days.
So watch this space, I'm really hoping to be able to serve you all soon.
Without going all soppy I'd like to thank you all for being wonderful and cooperative and offering to help in many ways, by collecting your loaves and even some of you offering me flour from your own cupboards. But there's many of you and I need a big big bag of the white stuff to keep you all happy so let's wait until the delivery man comes!
It is my plan to run a small but perfectly formed bake on Friday and Saturday with the rest of the flours I have. We might have a miracle by then but if not there should still be a few loaves up for grabs. I'll email you and post here in due time.
I hope that this finds you healthy. I would like to assure you that there's no sign of COVID-19 at our house and that we are washing our hands thoroughly. I sent out my paperwork to renew my Food Hygiene record this week, which was quite timely in the circumstances.
We are back to 2 main weekly and this week will have:
Wild West Tuesday with Wild West 70% in standard and large size. Will be using a brand new stock of stoneground and organic wholegrain wheat flour for this. Order by Monday 1PM.
Friday & Saturday: Wild West with Kamut, Fig & Fennel, Rugbrod (please indicate half or whole) and Friday only: my Lincs plum bread. Order by Weds 5PM.
Usual plea about returning your brown paper bags please if you think they still have some deliveries left in them and if you think you can collect your bread rather than having me to deliver it then please let me know (although I may need to review that in the view of the ever changing instructions on how to live in a time of a pandemic).
For our 2-day week on Friday and Saturday, we will bake Wild West in standard and large size, Poppy & Sesame and Raisin & Rosemary. Order by Weds 5PM please.
Friday customers: if you are able to collect from my collection box and save me a few deliveries please let me know at the time of ordering (breads can be ready by 430PM).