Typical week-day bread selection in the bakery

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bread selection circle


January 5, 2015 No comments »

Happy New Year!

This weeks lunches are…


Received a Loaf voucher for Christmas?

December 25, 2014 No comments »

Lucky you!!

Bread: Back to Basics Course. Photo: Jane BakerWe’re on holidays until the 2nd January, but please browse all our courses in the cookery school shop, make a note of which course you’d like to do, and send us an email (cookeryschool@loafonline.co.uk), and we’ll process the booking when we get back. Voucher codes do not work on the online system so you must send us an email to make your booking. We are fairly well sold out January – March, but we are holding places back for voucher holders from April onwards, so do let us know as soon as possible what course you’d like to do.

Here’s some great courses in January, February, and March with spaces (at time of writing), that may take your fancy:

15th January – Flavour Geography: Japan. £60pp. A great evening exploring Japanese home cooking with Lap-fai Lee.

27th January – Butchery: Perfect Poultry. £70pp. Learn the butchery basics and eat six fantastic chicken dishes with organic Bournville butcher Steve Rossiter.

3rd February – Knife Skills and Maintenance. £50pp. Learn how to chop like a pro, keep your knives in great condition, and pare a pair of pears. With Lap-fai Lee.

25th February – Seafood Two: Shellfish. £80pp. Lobster, crabs, razor clams, squid. Need we say more? Another great course with The Foodist – Lap-fai Lee.

7th March – Sweet Breads and Viennoiserie. £110pp. All day hands-on exploration of croissants, pain au raison, pain au chocolat, brioche, chelsea buns and more!

21st or 26th March - Bread: Back to Basics. £110pp. All day course mastering the basics of bread making from white boules to focaccia to brioche. Our most popular course!


December 22, 2014 No comments »

Good Monday Morning!

Christmas feels very much upon us!

We’re open as usual on Tuesday 23rd – 12noon-6:30pm.  We’ll have some delicious roast beef & cucumber relish baguettes, or pear, stilton & walnut butter baguettes for lunch.

Then Christmas Eve, we’ll be open 8.15-12noon.  No lunches, but plenty of bread to see you through christmas time!
Next door in the cookery school, Curds and Whey will be selling their gorgeous cheeses.  (Cash only for cheese please!)

Remember if you have ordered stollen and mince pies, to come and collect on your allocated days!

And if you need a reminder of our opening hours over the next couple of weeks, click HERE.

We hope to see you this week, but if we don’t… have a lovely Christmas and New Year!

Sarah x

Bread and Cheese Christmas Eve 2014

December 19, 2014 1 comment »

On Wednesday we will be welcoming back Nick from Curds & Whey once again for ‘Bread & Cheese Christmas Eve’. Nick will be setting up his stall in the cookery school, next door to the bakery, and will be operating from 8.15am-12pm, the same hours as the bakery. You can pre-order your cheese by downloading the form below and phoning or emailing him with your order by Saturday  20th December. We hope to see you on Christmas eve for lots of loverly bread and cheese….

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Little London Food Bank Collection

December 17, 2014 No comments »

If you live in Little London in Stirchley, you may be interested in this…

Food bank flyer

New Japanese home cooking course with Lap

December 16, 2014 No comments »

JapanWe’re really pleased to announce a brand new collaboration with Lap-fai Lee, the excellent tutor on our seafood, charcuterie, and knife skills courses. From Janaury 2015, Lap will be starting a series of Flavour Geography courses which will look at traditional home cooking in many parts of the world. We’re starting with Flavour Geography: Japan on Thursday 15th January from 6.30-9.30pm. In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to make sushi rolls, sashimi, nasu degaku, tonkatsu, and miso soup, and then sit down to a Japanese family meal at the end of the night. It’d make a great unusual Christmas present for the keen cook in your life, and why not look at the Japanese section on souschef.co.uk for something suitable to go along with it. You can book online fore the 15th January by clicking here.



Cookery courses make great Christmas presents…

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…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 15, 2014 No comments »

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.


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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!