This weeks lunch menu!

April 20, 2015 No comments »

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Lunches!

April 13, 2015 No comments »

Hi everyone, hope you’re enjoying the sun!  Here are this weeks lunches:

Tuesday: Tarka Daal with sourdough // Ham and cheddar baguettes

Wednesday: Salami, mozzarella tomato and basil baguettes // Greek pizza

Thursday: Smoked mackerel and cream cheese on brioche // Roast veg and hummus ciabatta

Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Beetroot and feta frittata

 

Hope to see you down here!

Trying new recipes!

April 10, 2015 No comments »

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I realised I pretty much only own Jamie Oliver recipe books, so I bought a few new ones* to try which have been gathering dust on the shelf since last year! I thought it would be good to share my adventures in cooking with you guys, so if you’re interested – stay tuned!

*Now I’m looking at them, I recognise they’re mostly centred around sweet baked goods! You’ll be surprised to find out I hardly ever ‘bake’ (I’m lucky enough to work at Loaf after all!) but I would like to. Plus I have a huge sweet tooth…

Ovenly by Agatha Kulaga & Erin Patinkin ( Harlequin Press 2014)

I found these guys through Instagram, and bought the book immediately when I saw them on Chefs night out.

Named after their bakery in Brooklyn, New York; this recipe book is filled with All-American style sweet baked goods made with a twist; a style for which they’re now famous.

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Aquavit by Marcus Samuelsson (Houghton Mifflin Co 2003)

‘The new Scandinavian cuisine’ as created by Marcus Samuelsson, Executive chef at NYC Scandinavian style fine dining restaurant Aquavit; the book is a comprehensive tome of all things Scandi and fine!

I found this through the food blog Outside Oslo, which I regularly mine for sweet jewels to drool over.

I got my copy off Amazon – second hand – so you might find this one difficult to get hold of (sorry guys!)

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Plenty more by Yotam Ottolenghi (Ebury Press 2014) 

Like most people, I got this for Christmas! The sequel to Plenty.

What excited me most was that the recipes call for things that I already buy and already try to eat, so with a few tweaks here and there I can rustle up some Ottolenghi vegi-liciousness!

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Nordic Bakery Cookbook by Miisa Mink (Ryland Peters & Small 2013)

Norwegian buns are pretty much the reason why I bought this book. I spent a little time in Bergen and left my heart there. I’m hoping that recreating some of their baking staples over here in Stirchley will help fill the void. 

Note: the writer is Finnish NOT Norwegian, so the recipes lean a little to the East..

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And last but certainly not least…

Fika by Ikea (Ikea 2012)

‘Fika, a break for coffee and a bite to eat, is a cornerstone of Swedish food culture.’

I know that a lot of people might put their nose up to this one, but as I’ve made abundantly clear, I’m into Scandi cooking; and this book offers up all the best of Scandi basics that will get me started… that’s Ikea all over really!

You’ll find it in the IKEA food hall.

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I’ll be posting the recipes I’ve tried every week :)

Lunches!

April 7, 2015 No comments »

Hi everyone, sorry to keep you waiting but here’s this weeks lunch menu:

Wednesday: Tarka Daal with sourdough // Smoked mackerel and cottage cheese on brioche

Thursday: Butternut squash, kale and mozzarella sourdough pizza // Prosciutto, roasted red pepper and provolone baguette

Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Pear, walnut and brie ciabatta

 

Hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine!

Easter Opening Hours

March 31, 2015 No comments »

We will be open as usual on Good Friday (12-6.30pm) and on Saturday (8.15am-1pm) but we will then shut until Wednesday 8th April so our bakers can enjoy a break on Monday.

You can pre-order Hot Cross Buns for collection on Friday or Saturday but as demand has been high we’ll ask you to pre-pay for them (£1 each). You can pop into the shop to place your order or we can take card payments over the phone.

HCB

 

Happy Easter!

LUNCH TIME!

March 30, 2015 No comments »

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Lunches!

March 23, 2015 No comments »

Hi everyone, here’s what we’ve got this week:

Tuesday:  Tarka Daal w/sourdough // Salt beef on ciabatta

Wednesday: Fig, prosciutto and mozzarella sourdough pizza // Greek salad ciabatta

Thursday: Brie, caramelised onion and mushroom sourdough pizza // Ham and cheddar baguettes

Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Sweet potato and spinach quiche

Hope to see you down here!

Dosa Course 31st March!

March 18, 2015 No comments »

We’ve got a dosa course coming up with this wonderful man, Haseen George, on the 31st March, 6.30pm-9.30pm. For once it still has some availability, book online here: http://www.loafonline.co.uk/shop/dosa/.

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Stirchley-on-Sea Three! April 1st, 7-9.30pm

March 17, 2015 No comments »

We’re going stateside for this one, check out the menu below:

Flyer Stirchley on Sea 3

Lunch this week!

March 16, 2015 No comments »

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