Good morning all
It feels like September is bringing back the old routine (all kids back at school in some form - yayy!) and new things we are all going to have to cope with. For me it's quite mundane: I just need to suss out how to juggle the new desk job, the baking and normal day-to-day life that also takes time! Didnt quite cut it last week but I'm sure it's nothing that bad weather wont sort out!! I'll try again this week and here is my simple and pared down menu:
Tuesday is just Pan Marino this week. It comes in one size only. Order by Monday 1PM please
Friday and Saturday: Wild West in large size only, Black and White Sesame and Olive & Rosemary. Order by Wednesday 5PM please
Have a good weekend!
Emma (& Jules)
As September unfolds with its full complement of important dates, anniversaries and birthdays (eldest turning 18 on Tuesday!!!), I have slipped back into my usual 3 bakes per week routine and enjoyed an almost full week last week with 52 loaves. Thanks to all of you who have come back to West Street Bakehouse after your holiday or have tried our bread for the first time.
This week we will have:
Wild West Tuesday with both Wild West and Wild West 50% wholemeal, both come in standard or large size and are different prices so please do check if you are a prepay customer.
Order by Monday 1PM.
Friday & Saturday: Wild West (standard or large, please specify), 3–grain and Fig & Fennel.
Friday only: my Cornish Saffron bread
Order by Wednesday 5PM.
Still no rye starter emerging hence no Rugbrod or NYDR this week and I'm planning to fetch more honey towards the end of the month. Do bear with me on both fronts.
Have a good week and see some of you soon.
We are back in full swing next week with the menu below.
My big news is that I'm going back to my part-time freelance desk job so the period where baking was my sole paid occupation has gone full circle and come to its natural end (I stopped taking freelance work this time last year). There's a silver lining in everything and I wouldnt have taken the work on if I didnt fancy it; hopefully there will be no change for the bakery but I might have to strealine a few things to keep it going without losing my sanity: simpler menus, probably fewer new breads than in the recent months.
Anyway, here's what's baking this week:
Wild West Tuesday with Wild West in standard or large size (please say which when ordering). Order deadline is Monday 1PM.
Friday & Saturday: as Tuesday plus Walnut bread and Black and White Sesame.
Friday only: my Lincs plum bread.
Order deadline is Wednesday 5PM.
Have a good week and hopefully see you soon x
Emma & Jules
Hello dear customers and welcome back to West Street Bakehouse.
We will ease ourselves into our normal routine this week with bread on Friday and Saturday. Keeping it simple as lots going on with school start, voluntary work and 'real' work all looming:
Friday: Pan Marino, Wild West (standard OR large, please specify ), my Cornish Saffron Bread.
Saturday: same as Friday minus my Cornish Saffron Bread.
Apologies for a very white selection but my rye starter died a slow death during the holiday (hadnt been in the best of shape anyway) and my first attempt at a new one failed. I regret to say that it'll probably be a few weeks before Rugbrod, NYDR and Pain de Campagne are back on the menu. Maybe time for me to resurrect some wholemeal recipes to ensure you get your full share of fibre!
Honey will come back for sale soon too. Please do register your interest (set or runny), so that I get an idea of quantities when I pick up more stock in Milton in the coming weeks.
And again welcome back!
Emma & Jules
West Street Bakehouse, baker and delivery boy, are now closed for August. First bake back will be Friday 4 September 2020 and menu email will go to your inboxes during the August BH weekend.
If you live in Comberton or surrounding villages and would like to buy fresh and handmade bread every week please get in touch via our Contact form.
Have a great August and see you in September.
Emma & Jules.
Good morning all,
I am planning to finish this summer's bake with 3 favorites on Tuesday and in order to allow enough time for my preps I am bringing FORWARD the order deadline to Sunday 5PM please! What better day to send out next week's menu than this Friday which looks as if it might be the best day of our summer yet?!
Tuesday 4 August: Pan Marino, Wild West in large size only, my Cornish saffron bread.
Very happy to take large orders for those of you who want to (continue) stock(ing) up for August.
I hope you all have a good holiday and I'll be looking forward to baking again on 4 September 2020.
Emma (& Jules!)
Next week will be the last full week of baking with only one bake left on the following Tuesday before a 4-week break. With some of my regulars on holiday I've had more time and went on an adventure to Linton on Wednesday where I was at last able to sample produce from the wonderful Jigsaw Bakery, including the first of two very tasty Bakewell tarts I had this week (other one was at the Stove in Bourn). I've also revisited old recipes and I'd like to share one of my favorite sweet-ish treats with you, so this week we will have:
Wild West Tuesday with Wild West in standard or large size and Rugbrod (half or whole).
Please order by Monday 1PM.
Friday and Saturday: as Tuesday plus Pain de Campagne (standard or large size), Walnut bread and as a Friday special: my Banana bread, available in plain or gluten-free version (see below for ingredient list). £8 for a whole cake (850g+) or £4 for half one.
Please order by Wednesday 5PM
Good morning Comberton and visitors from further afar!
thank you for a good week last week and here is what will be baking in my kitchen this week as the summer holiday gets underway (if you dont want to receive the menu email whilst you are away please let me know):
Tuesday will be Pain de Campagne (standard or large) and Rugbrod (half or whole).
Please order by Monday 1PM.
Friday/Saturday: as Tuesday plus Poppy & Sesame, Sultana and Hazenult levain and (Friday only) my Lincs plum bread. Please order by Wednesday 5PM.
I have a few jars of honey left, set or runny, which can be added to a bread order on any day.
Update: I've now sold out of honey. More in September
Make the most the week, whatever it/the weather brings and I look forward to seeing you soon!
Buying local honey is one of the many food-related things that excite me so I'm pleased to announce that West Street Bakehouse is now selling set and runny honey from a local beekeeper in Milton. Each jar weighs 454g and retails at £5.75. Click here for full product description.
After the usual ups and downs in the bakery (never a dull moment) we are on to a new week with:
Tuesday (Bastille day!): Wild West in standard and large size. Order by Monday 1PM.
Friday and Saturday: making it a fruity day with Fig & Fennel, Lemon & Barley and Olive & Rosemary. Plus NYDR and Rugbrod (half or whole) and Wild West again (standard or large).
Order by Weds 5PM.
NEW: we are now selling honey from a local beekeeper alongside our own breads.
Holiday: I'll close in August. Last bake: Tue 4 August 2020; first bake back: Fri 4 September 2020.