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Cookery courses make great Christmas presents…

December 16th, 2014

…and we have plenty! Courses are on sale for January – April 2015, and you can book a place and request a voucher, or simply buy a cash gift voucher of any value, and your lucky recipient has 12 months in which to choose any of our courses to come on. Click on the image below to be taken to our online shop, where you can buy our courses and vouchers. Cash vouchers are also available over the counter in our bakery. We’re posting out vouchers until the 2oth December, and on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th (before 12 noon) we can send you a pdf voucher by email, or you can pop into the shop to get one Merry Christmas!

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Christmas 2014 Bakery Opening Hours

December 15th, 2014

Here they are!

Monday 22nd Dec – Closed

Tuesday 23rd Dec – 12pm-6.30pm ***pre-order your stollen now to collect today***

Wednesday 24th Dec – 8.15am-12pm ***pre-order your stollen now to collect today***

Thursday 25th Dec – Friday 2nd January – Closed

Saturday 3rd January 2015 - 8.15-1pm

Tuesday 6th January onwards - 12-6.30pm Tues-Fri, 8.15-1pm Sat, Closed Sun & Mon.


December 15th, 2014

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…. the fairy lights, the mince pies, the beautiful christmas wreaths we have… only it isn’t yet, so we’re keeping lunches normal.  With hints of cranberry and nuts just to keep the forthcoming festivities in mind.

Here’s the menu!

Lunch Menu This Week

December 8th, 2014

Here’s the lunch menu this week, folks!



We’re open 12noon-6.30pm…. and remember you can order mince pies and stollen in time for Christmas.  Just ask at the till!


Another Babka?

December 2nd, 2014

We’ve got Chocolate (& Cinnamon) Babka for sale at Stirchley market right now (Tuesday 2nd Dec)!! One of our twitter friends @nedtrifle shared this great Seinfeld clip with us:

In the bakery this week…

December 1st, 2014

pizza meat feastIt is the 1st week in December – we will be starting mince pie’s this week – deep filled Mud City Stout mince pies, featuring Lord Derby apples from Ryton Organic Gardens in Warwickshire. Come down and check them out!

Tuesday 2nd December: Tarka daal with a hunk of bread // Ham and cheddar croissants

Wednesday 3rd: Stonebaked sourdough pizza! Stirchley meat feast // Roasted pepper, fennel, and mozzarella

Thursday 4th: Salt beef and mustard on challah // Roasted aubergine and harissa humous sandwich

Friday 5th: Leek and stilton frittata // Ham and cheddar croissants

Look forward to seeing you!

Smoke and the City BBQ night @ Peel & Stone

November 24th, 2014

This is worth a mention as it’s the last smoke night of 2014 at our friends Peel & Stone Bakery, and one of cookery teachers Lap-fai Lee is at the helm in the kitchen. This Wednesday from 6.45pm, here’s the menu:

Smoked nuts, scratchings, andouille

Jerk babyback ribs and wings, dirty rice and peas, slaw, bacon cornbread

Smoked cardomom flan

You have to book tickets in advance:


Stirchley-on-Sea This Thursday, 7pm.

November 19th, 2014

All the pre-sales of lobster have gone, the mackerel are marinating, and Lap and Tom will be heading to the wholesale market first thing tomorrow morning to pick up the freshest fish they have. We’re looking forward to seeing you tomorrow – come down soon after 7 if you want the widest choice as we will sell out of some items. Check out the menu below.

Just a quick explanation of what ‘casual eat-in’ means. We’ll be serving everything (except lobster) in take-away containers but we’d love people to hang around and eat it whilst it’s hot. Cutlery/chopsticks provided. We can seat about 25 people between the bakery and cookery school dining room, plus there’s standing room for more in the bakery, so why not head to Stirchley Wines and Spirits beforehand and pick up a nice bottle of beer to wash down the delicious food. Soft drinks will be for sale in the bakery and we’ll do a chocolate brownie too if you fancy something sweet after your fish course. See you tomorrow!


Lunch at our place?

November 17th, 2014

We’ve got loads going on this week!  Don’t forget it’s Stirchley-On-Sea THIS Thursday.  Not to be missed! (if you like fish).
Lunches at the bakery this week will look like this:

Tuesday: Tarka Daal with Sourdough OR Ham and Cheddar Baguettes
Wednesday: Spicy Butternut Squash Soup with Sourdough
Thursday: Salt Beef on Challah Rolls OR Stilton, Honey & Walnut Croissants.
Friday: Stonebaked Sourdough Pizza – Sweet Potato, Kale & Red Onion, OR, Chorizo, Mushroom, Red Pepper & Mozzarella!

So come and join us!

Loaf x


Brand new Knife Skills and Maintenance course, 11th December, 6.30-9.30pm

November 12th, 2014

knife skillsIn another great collaboration with Lap-fai Lee, we are pleased to announce the relaunch of our Knife Skills course in a few weeks time. It’s longer, with more recipes, and an added 30 minute optional knife sharpening session tacked onto the end. In the new year we hope to introduce some of the former Kitchen Essentials courses as stand-alone workshops too so watch this space. You can find out all about the course and book online by clicking here, but all you really need to know is that you will definitely learn how to pare a pair of pears. Hope to see you there!