Lunch time!

May 25, 2015 No comments »

Here you go, folks!  Lunches this week!

Iranian vegetable stew

Iranian Vegetable Stew on Friday

Lunch this week!

May 18, 2015 No comments »

Hi everyone, this is this weeks lunch menu:

Tuesday: Tarka Daal w/sourdough // Ham & Cheddar Baguettes

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

Thursday: Butternut squash soup // Prosciutto, rocket and brie baguettes

Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Mushroom and cheddar frittata

Hope to see you here!

Carters of Moseley coming to Stirchley – 29th June 2015

May 13, 2015 No comments »

cartersWe’re honoured to be collaborating on a special one-off dinner with Brad Carter and his team from Carters of Moseley, and Lap-fai Lee, to bring you a very special evening of food on the 29th June 2015. We’ll be holding two sittings – 5.30pm and 8pm – and it’s priced at £35 per head. Expect the best of what Loaf, Carters and Lap are all about – a great welcome, great ingredients, great bread, seasonal and foraged flavours, and exquisite cooking. More details on the menu nearer the time. You can reserve your spot at either sitting here: don’t miss out, it’s going to be an incredible night and places are strictly limited.

Lunch this week!

May 11, 2015 No comments »


Lunch this week!

May 4, 2015 No comments »


It’s been a fun weekend as a pair of close friends and awesome customers got married! There was some prosecco and a photo booth and therefore, evidence….



Congratulations again Katie and Andy…it was a gorgeous day.  Enough of the shenanigans… here’s the lunch menu!


And don’t forget it’s Stirchley Market tomorrow too! (Tuesday 5th May) on the carpark at PSL Bowling.  4pm-8pm! Come and support the locals :)


Stirchley-on-Sea #4 – Wednesday 6th May, 7-9pm

April 27, 2015 No comments »

After the popular USA coast-to-coast themed Strchley-on-Sea #3, we’re heading to South East Asia for number 4 on Wednesday 6th May from 7-9pm. No lobster dish this time round so there’s no need to pre-book any dishes, just turn up on the night. Don’t forget you can BYO booze to drink in, or we sell soft drinks here. You can of course take away, but it’s always a nice atmosphere if you choose to hang around and eat in the cookery school dining room or bakery. Here we go:

Grilled curry mackerel, nam jim jaew sauce,  green mango salad, rice – £7

Soft shell crab som tam, steamed bao (Spicy or very spicy) – £8

Prawn and pork summer rolls – 2 for £5

Thai fish soup with a hunk of bread £5

Additional bao £1.50 per pair

Looking forward to sea-ing you there…


Stirchley on Sea 4 SE Asia


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Hi guys, this is this weeks lunch menu:

Tuesday: Tarka Daal w/Sourdough // Prosciutto, brie and pear baguettes // Cream cheese, smoked mackerel and dill brioche buns

Wednesday: Prosciutto, fig and mozzarella sourdough pizza // Greek salad ciabatta

Thursday: Pork ‘n’ Beans with a hunk of real bread // Artichoke and spinach sourdough pizza

Friday: Salt beef on challah rolls // Brie, walnut and red grape baguettes


Hope to see you here!

This weeks lunch menu!

April 20, 2015 No comments »



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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Watch this space…