Christmas is coming !
The festive season is well and truly upon us, and we can't wait to tell you what we have in store for you this Christmas.
We always like to make sure that we are baking the best goods for you all year round, but at this time of the year we really like to push the boat out!
Made small and medium for customer sale and we use the large ones in the café to slice and toast (oh how the marzipan caramelises in the toaster!)
Made with fresh cranberries it is a tart, savory bread that literally 'bleeds' with the juice of the cranberries
Made from a family recipe, our Mince Pies are now available daily. We made our own mincemeat a couple of months ago using English Bramley apples and not-so-English brandy and pride ourselves in our all-butter pastry.
Also made using Andrew's family recipe, Christmas puddings are available for order. The puds are deliciously dark and gently spiced with fresh apple and carrot in the recipe, giving them a moistness that adds to their flavour, the perfect way to round of a Christmas meal and save yourself a job whilst you’re at it. They are available in two sizes; small (1-2 people), medium (3-4 people) - the large ones we made have already all gone so get in quick if you want one of the small or medium sizes!
As well as everything else, we are also baking Christmas cake slabs, Biscotti, Florentines, Gingerbread Men, shortbreads and traditional German Pfeffernusse and Lebkuchen!
Available Tuesday - Sunday, we have our festive winter warmer cob. Made with turkey from Crich Butchers which we season and roast in the bread ovens, home made stuffing and cranberry sauce - the perfect lunch this December.
Christmas bread orders
We are now taking orders for over the Christmas period (we often only bake to order over Christmas, so to avoid disappointment make sure you place an order with us), simply download your form by clicking here, fill it out and hand it in at the our shop in Crich.
Please ensure that you have handed in your order form to us by Tuesday 18 December.
|Friday 21 December||Open as usual - bread orders preferred|
|Saturday 22 December||Open as usual - bread orders preferred|
|Sunday 23 December||Open as usual - NO BREAD AVAILABLE|
|Monday 24 December||Open 8am - 1pm BREAD ORDERS ONLY, no cafe service|
|Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 December||CLOSED|
|Friday 28 December||Normal hours, full cafe service|
|Saturday 29 December||Normal hours - bread orders preferred|
|Sunday 30 December||Normal hours - NO BREAD AVAILABLE|
|Monday 31 December - Wednesday 2 January||CLOSED|
Normal opening hours resum Thursday 3 January 2019.
Bread baking courses
We have also added some dates for the new year for our popular bread baking courses, it is likely that these will be the last courses that Andrew runs so if you've always thought about doing one then now is your chance.
We will be running two courses early in the new year:
All about the dough - 20 January 2019 (Perfect for first time bakers!)
French Baking - 27 January 2019 ( Experience the delight of making croissants from scratch, teasing perfect slashes out of your baguettes and tasting your own buttery brioche!)
Contact Roger on firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about booking a space for yourself or as a present to someone this Christmas.
As you may know, we had our final pizza night of 2018 on Wednesday 12 December. However fear not, as we will be returning in the new year on January 23. Our special pizza that week will be a favourite (of staff as well as customers), the meat feast! Phone the shop on 01773 857074 to book your table for the new year.
Attention all Vork pie lovers !
It really isn't long to go until Christmas, so those lovely family days will soon be upon us to enjoy. All of us at the loaf wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas time and all the very best for the New Year. We look forward to welcoming you back throughout 2019.
Andrew and Roger