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BAKING ON SATURDAY 13 MARCH

Collect from my home in CH2 between 2pm and 4pm this SATURDAY 13 MARCH.  If you haven’t been here before I’ll send directions when I confirm your order.  Any offers to volunteers to help with deliveries will be appreciated.

For the future please note that the Taste Cheshire Market that would normally take place on Sat 20 March has been cancelled.  My next bake will be Sat 27 March.

This Sat 13 March I’m planning to bake (with certified organic flours, as always):

GENUINE SOURDOUGH ‘HEAVIES’

Naturally leavened with no bakers’ yeast and ‘heavy’ only because made with 100% stoneground wholegrain flours (not because sourdough).

570g Stoneground wholegrain rye tin loaf with toasted hazelnuts and toasted pumpkin seeds – £3.40

800g Stoneground wholegrain wheat tin loaf – £3.50

BREAD with BAKERS’ YEAST

400g Miracle bread – £3.00

Miracle baps (in bags of four) – £3.00

400g Traditional white – £2.50

800g Traditional white – £3.80

400g Rosemary bread – £3.00

600g Wheat and rye with caraway seeds – £3.40

OTHER YEASTED PRODUCTS

Teacakes (in bags of four) – £3.80

Giant Chelsea Buns – £1.80 each

CAKES etc

Mini Simnel Cakes (for illustrative purposes only)

Mini Simnel Cake (made in a baked bean tin) – £4.50 gift wrapped in cellophane – £3.50 in a paper bag.  Although nowadays we mostly associate Simnel Cake with Easter, it was originally a cake that girls in service were allowed to bake and take home to their mother on a rare holiday – Mothering Sunday

Walnut Pie – £24 for a whole pie.  3.00 per slice (this is 1/8 of a pie and is easily plenty for 2 portions).  If you order more than one slice I will not cut them separately, meaning that you can choose portion size.

Harry’s Cake (for lovers of nuts and ginger) – £16.00 per kg. Whole cakes cost between £7.50 and £9.00.  Half-cakes are also available.

Apricot energy bars with local honey – £2.50 per pack of 2

Almond slice with jam made from my own garden strawberries – £2.50 per pack of 2 slices

VEGGIE & VEGAN SAVOURIES

Parsnip and cashew nut roast (serves 2 as a main course) – suitable for vegetarians. £6 each or 2 for £11. Already cooked. Can be eaten cold or easily reheated. Suitable for freezing. Will keep in your fridge until Wednesday or can be frozen.

Savoury Brioche Tart with tomatoes and basil or with broccoli and stilton. Suitable for vegetarians. Whole rectangular tart – £13 (approx 30 x 20 x 2.5 cm).  Half rectangular tart £7. Quarter rectangular tart £3.60.  (No round tarts this week.) One quarter is sufficient for two portions. Will keep in your fridge until Wednesday or can be frozen.

Individual potato-topped pies with cheesy naturally-grown leeks from my garden £3.20 each or £6 for 2. BBe Wed or freeze for up to 6 months.

Individual potato-topped pies with mild vegetable curry £3.20 each or £6 for 2. BBe Wed or freeze for up to 6 months. Suitable for vegans.

Please order soon !

By e-mail to jane.artisanbread@gmail.com

or ring me on 01244 300761.

(Please don’t order via Facebook.)

BAKING ON SATURDAY 20 FEB

Please say when ordering where you intend to collect.

If you wish to collect from my home in CH2 between 1pm and 3pm (please note earlier times than usual), it’s essential to order.  If you haven’t been here before I’ll send directions when I confirm your order.

There is a possibility that the Taste Cheshire Market on Chester Town Hall will go ahead for food shopping from 10am till 4pm. If it does, my table should be in the usual spot and Mary will be selling on my behalf.  It’s not necessary to order but you can do so if you wish. Pay in cash or by cheque at the market. There is an ATM very close to my table. I will send another message with definite information as soon as a decision has been made. TASTE CHESHIRE MARKET CANCELLED.

I’m planning to bake:

GENUINE SOURDOUGH ‘HEAVIES’

Naturally leavened with no bakers’ yeast and ‘heavy’ only because made with 100% stoneground wholegrain flours (not because sourdough).

570g Stoneground wholegrain rye tin loaf with figs and fennel seeds – £3.40

570g Stoneground wholegrain ‘Borodinsky’ rye tin loaf with coriander seeds – £3.40

800g Stoneground wholegrain wheat tin loaf – £3.50

BREAD with BAKERS’ YEAST

400g Miracle bread – £3.00

Miracle baps (in bags of four) – £3.00

400g Traditional white – £2.50

800g Traditional white – £3.80

400g Rosemary bread – £3.00

600g Wheat and rye with caraway seeds – £3.40

600g Medium brown bread with oats – £3.40

Medium brown oaty baps – £3.00 per 4

OTHER YEASTED PRODUCTS

Teacakes (in bags of four) – £3.80

Giant Chelsea Buns – £1.80 each

Bread pudding – 80p per portion

CAKES etc

Walnut Pie – £24 for a whole pie.  3.00 per slice (this is 1/8 of a pie and is easily plenty for 2 portions).  If you order more than one slice I will not cut them separately, meaning that you can choose portion size.

Harry’s Cake (for lovers of nuts and ginger) – £16.00 per kg. Whole cakes cost between £7.50 and £9.00.  Half-cakes are also available.

Apricot energy bars with local honey – £2.50 per pack of 2

Bara Brith – £4.00

‘Molly’ – £5.00   The recipe describes this as a ‘cake’ but think more Clootie Dumpling or even bread pudding.  It’s densely packed with apricots, figs, prunes, sultanas, raisins and dates but has no refined sugar. It’s suitable for vegans and will keep in the fridge for over a month.

Almond slice with jam made from my own garden strawberries – £2.50 per pack of 2 slices

VEGGIE / VEGAN SAVOURIES

Parsnip and cashew nut roast (serves 2 as a main course) – suitable for vegetarians. £6 each or 2 for £11. Already cooked. Can be eaten cold or easily reheated. Suitable for freezing. Will keep in your fridge until Wednesday or can be frozen.

NEW RECIPE Gluten-free hazelnut and mushroom roast (serves 2 as a main course) – suitable for vegans and vegetarians.  £6 each or 2 for £11. Already cooked. Can be eaten cold or easily reheated. Suitable for freezing. Will keep in your fridge until Wednesday or can be frozen.

Savoury Brioche Tart with tomatoes and basil or with broccoli and stilton. Suitable for vegetarians. Whole rectangular tart – £13 (approx 30 x 20 x 2.5 cm).  Half rectangular tart £7. Quarter rectangular tart £3.60.  (No round tarts this week.) One quarter is sufficient for two portions. Will keep in your fridge until Wednesday or can be frozen.

Please order soon !

By e-mail to jane.artisanbread@gmail.com

or ring me on 01244 300761.

(Please don’t order via Facebook.)

BAKING ON SUNDAY 7 FEB FOR ABBEY LEYS FARMERS MARKET AND COLLECTIONS FROM MY HOME

Molly (suitable for vegans)

Here’s what I’m planning to bake  for Abbey Leys (AL) and for collection from my home (H):

Abbey Leys Community Farmers’ Market in High Legh near Lymm in Cheshire will take place from 1000 till 1300.   Please note that not all items I am baking will be on sale at Abbey Leys as producers try not to compete with one another.

If you would like to collect from my home between 1400 and 1600 it’s essential to order in advance. If you haven’t been here before I will send you directions when I confirm your order.

If you live in or very close to Chester you can request a home delivery (no charge). If you’re willing to volunteer to help out with deliveries please let me know.

GENUINE SOURDOUGH ‘HEAVIES’ (AL & H)

Naturally leavened with no bakers’ yeast and ‘heavy’ only because made with 100% stoneground wholegrain flours (not because sourdough).

570g Stoneground wholegrain rye tin loaf with toasted hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds – £3.40

800g Stoneground wholegrain spelt tin loaf – £3.50

BREAD with BAKERS’ YEAST (AL & H)

400g Miracle bread – £3.00

Miracle baps (in bags of four) – £3.00

400g Traditional white – £2.50

800g Traditional white – £3.80

White knot rolls – 6 for £3.00

600g Wheat and rye with caraway seeds – £3.40

600g Medium brown with oats – £3.40

OTHER YEASTED PRODUCTS (AL & H)

Teacakes (in bags of four) – £3.80

Giant Chelsea Buns – £1.80 each

CAKES etc

Walnut Pie – £24 for a whole pie.  3.00 per slice (this is 1/8 of a pie and is easily plenty for 2 portions).  If you order more than one slice I will not cut them separately, meaning that you can choose portion size.  (AL & H)

Harry’s Cake (for lovers of nuts and ginger) – £16.00 per kg. Whole cakes cost between £7.50 and £9.00.  Half-cakes are also available. (AL & H)

Apricot energy bars with local honey – £2.50 per pack of 2 (AL & H)

Bara Brith – £4.00 (AL & H)

‘Molly’ – £5.00 (AL & H)  The recipe describes this as a ‘cake’ but think more Clootie Dumpling or even bread pudding.  It’s densely packed with apricots, figs, prunes, sultanas, raisins and dates but has no refined sugar. It’s suitable for vegans and will keep in the fridge for over a month.

Lemon drizzle – £4 (H only)

VEGGIE / VEGAN SAVOURIES

Individual potato-topped pies with mild vegetable curry £3.20 each or £6 for 2. Suitable for vegans.  (H only)

Parsnip and cashew nut roast (serves 2 as a main course) – suitable for vegetarians. £6 each or 2 for £11. Already cooked. Can be eaten cold or easily reheated. Suitable for freezing.  (AL & H)

Please order soon !

By e-mail to jane.artisanbread@gmail.com

or ring me on 01244 300761.

(Please don’t order via Facebook.)

BAKING SUN 24 JAN 2021 for COLLECTIONS FROM MY HOME and DELIVERIES NEARBY – NEXT BAKE(S) SAT 6 AND / OR SUN 7 FEBRUARY

On Sun 24 Jan 2021 collections are possible from my home between 1400 and 1600.  It’s essential to order in advance. If you haven’t been here before I will send you directions when I confirm your order.

If you live in or very close to Chester you can request a home delivery (no charge). If you’re willing to volunteer to help out with deliveries please let me know.

Here’s what I’m planning (all items subject to orders reaching a viable level):

GENUINE SOURDOUGH ‘HEAVIES’

Naturally leavened with no bakers’ yeast and ‘heavies’ only because they are made with 100% stoneground wholegrain flours, not because they are sourdoughs

570g Wholegrain rye tin loaf with figs and fennel seeds – £3.40

800g Stoneground wholegrain wheat and rye tin loaf – £3.40

BREAD with BAKERS’ YEAST

400g Miracle bread – £3.00

Miracle baps (in bags of four) – £3.00

400g Traditional white – £2.50

800g Traditional white – £3.80

600g Wheat and rye with caraway seeds – £3.40

600g Medium brown with oats – £3.40

OTHER YEASTED PRODUCTS

Teacakes (in bags of four) – £3.80

Giant Chelsea Buns – £1.80 each

Croissants – £1.00 each

CAKES etc

Walnut Pie – £24 for a whole pie.  3.00 per slice (this is 1/8 of a pie and is easily plenty for 2 portions).  If you order more than one slice I will not cut them separately, meaning that you can choose portion size.

Harry’s Cake (for lovers of nuts and ginger) – £16.00 per kg. Whole cakes cost between £7.50 and £9.00.  Half-cakes are also available.

Lemon drizzle – £4

VEGGIE SAVOURIES

Individual potato-topped pies with cheesy naturally-grown leeks from my garden £3.20 each or £6 for 2.

Mushroom and hazelnut roast (serves 2 as a main course) – suitable for vegans.  £6 each or 2 for £11. Please note that this roast is supplied frozen for you to defrost and bake for 45 mins. Can be kept frozen until end March 2021.

Parsnip and cashew nut roast (serves 2 as a main course) – suitable for vegetarians. £6 each or 2 for £11. Already cooked. Can be eaten cold or easily reheated. Suitable for freezing.

Please order soon !

By e-mail to jane.artisanbread@gmail.com

or ring me on 01244 300761.

(Please don’t order via Facebook.)

BAKING SUN 10 JAN 2021 for COLLECTIONS FROM MY HOME and DELIVERIES NEARBY – NEXT BAKE EITHER SAT 23 or SUN 24 JAN

On Sun 10 Jan 2021 collections are possible from my home between 1400 and 1600.  It’s essential to order in advance. If you haven’t been here before I will send you directions when I confirm your order.

If you live in or very close to Chester you can request a home delivery (no charge). If you’re willing to volunteer to help out with deliveries please let me know.

Here’s what I’m planning (all items subject to orders reaching a viable level):

GENUINE SOURDOUGH ‘HEAVIES’

Naturally leavened with no bakers’ yeast and ‘heavies’ only because they are made with 100% stoneground wholegrain flours, not because they are sourdoughs

Borodinsky Wholegrain Rye Sourdough

570g ‘Borodinsky’ wholegrain rye tin loaf with coriander seeds – £3.40

800g Stoneground wholegrain wheat and rye tin loaf – £3.40

BREAD with BAKERS’ YEAST

400g Miracle Bread – £3.00

Miracle Baps (in bags of four) – £3.00

400g Traditional White – £2.50

800g Traditional White – £3.80

600g Wheat and Rye with caraway seeds – £3.40

OTHER YEASTED PRODUCTS

Teacakes (in bags of four) – £3.80

Giant Chelsea Buns – £1.80 each

Little ‘Butterful’ Brioche Loaf (avg 220g) £2.50

CAKES etc

Walnut Pie

Harry’s Cake – for lovers of nuts and stem ginger

Walnut Pie – £24 for a whole pie.  3.00 per slice (this is 1/8 of a pie and is easily plenty for 2 portions).  If you order more than one slice I will not cut them separately, meaning that you can choose portion size. Bbe Feb 21.

Harry’s Cake (for lovers of nuts and ginger) – £16.00 per kg. Whole cakes cost between £7.50 and £9.00.  Half-cakes are also available.  Bbe Feb 21

Bara-brith – £4.00. Bbe   18 Feb 21

VEGGIE SAVOURIES

Individual potato-topped pies with cheesy naturally-grown leeks from my garden £3.20 each or £6 for 2. BBe Wed 13 Jan or freeze for up to 6 months.

Vegan hazelnut and mushroom roast. Photo courtesy of Sam Riley.

Mushroom and hazelnut roast (serves 2 as a main course) – suitable for vegans.  £6 each or 2 for £11. Please note that this roast is supplied frozen for you to defrost and bake for 45 mins. Can be kept frozen until end March 2021.

Savoury Brioche Tart with tomatoes and basil or with broccoli and stilton.
Whole tart – £13 .  Half tart £7. Quarter tart £3.60.  One quarter is sufficient for two portions.  Bbe Wed 13 Jan or freeze for up to 6 months.
Tarts on Sun 10 Jan may be rectangular or round.  Both have exactly the same amount of filling and crust but the rectangular tarts are a little shallower than the (deep) round tarts.  If you order a whole tart you can choose which shape.

Please order soon !

By e-mail to jane.artisanbread@gmail.com or ring me on 01244 300761. (Please don’t order via Facebook.)

BAKING ON SUNDAY 20 DEC for ABBEY LEYS FARMERS’ MARKET and COLLECTIONS FROM MY HOME

Abbey Leys Community Christmas Farmers’ Market in High Legh near Lymm in Cheshire will take place from 1000 till 1300.  No need to order from me in advance if you are going to the market,  but you can if you wish. Please note that not all items I am baking will be on sale at Abbey Leys (as producers try not to compete with one another).  Next market at Abbey Leys is Sunday 7 February.

On Sun 20 Dec collections are possible from my home between 1400 and 1600.  It’s essential to order in advance. If you haven’t been here before I will send you directions when I confirm your order.

If you live in or very close to Chester you can request a home delivery (no charge). If you’re willing to volunteer to help out with deliveries please let me know.

I’m planning to bake the following for Abbey Leys (A/L) and for collection from my home (H):

BREAD with BAKERS’ YEAST A/L & H  

400g Miracle Bread – £3.00

Miracle Baps (in bags of four) – £3.00

400g Traditional White – £2.50

800g Traditional white – £3.80

White knot rolls

White knot rolls – £3 for 6

400g Rosemary Bread – £3.00

600g Wheat and Rye with Caraway Seeds – £3.40

GENUINE SOURDOUGH (Naturally levened with no bakers’ yeast)  AL & H

Borodinsky Wholegrain Rye Sourdough

570g ‘Borodinsky’ wholegrain rye tin loaf with coriander seeds (this is the one for your smoked salmon canapés) – £3.40

800g Stoneground wholegrain wheat and rye tin loaf

OTHER YEASTED PRODUCTS AL & H

Teacakes (in bags of four) – £3.80

Giant Chelsea Buns – £1.80 each

CAKES etc AL & H


Extra mature Christmas Cakes

Wow your guests with my Walnut Pie

Harry's Cake - for lovers of nuts and stem ginger

Walnut Pie – £24 for a whole pie.  3.00 per slice (this is 1/8 of a pie and is easily plenty for 2 portions).  If you order more than one slice I will not cut them, meaning that you can choose portion size. Bbe Feb 21.

Harry’s Cake (for lovers of nuts and ginger) – £16.00 per kg. Whole cakes cost between £7.50 and £9.00.  Half-cakes are also available.  Bbe Feb 21

My 11 months-matured, nut-free, hand-made-with-love Christmas Cakes have been on the brandy for a while…  I sell them by finished weight at £15 per kg including a cardboard gift box.   I have a few cakes that weigh 900g – 1kg and a couple that weight about 1.5kg. You can choose a plain cake to decorate yourself or a cake finished with your choice of fruits and nuts, as in the picture.   50p off  if you don’t need a gift box and supply your own tin.

VEGGIE SAVOURIES

Savoury Brioche Tart (Rectangular)

All will keep in your fridge until Thursday evening 24 December or can be frozen.

Chestnut and Mushroom Pie

Chestnut and Mushroom Pie

Individual potato-topped pies with cheesy naturally-grown leeks from my garden £3.20 each or £6 for 2. H ONLY

Pie with chestnuts and mushrooms in red wine gravy (serves 2 – 3) –  please say if you want the vegan option (no egg-glaze on pastry)  £7 each H ONLY

Parsnip and cashew nut roast (serves 2 as a main course) £6 each or 2 for £11  AL & H

Chestnut and cranberry roast (serves 2 as a main course) £6 each or 2 for £11 AL & H

Mushroom and hazelnut roast (serves 2 as a main course) – gluten-free and suitable for vegans.  £6 each or 2 for £11 AL & H

Savoury Brioche Tart with tomatoes and basil or with broccoli and stilton. Whole tart – £13 .  Half tart £7. Quarter tart £3.60.  One quarter is sufficient for two portions. H ONLY

Veggie Parsnip and Cashew Nut Roast

Please order soon !

By e-mail to jane.artisanbread@gmail.com or ring me on 01244 300761. (Please don’t order via Facebook.)


BAKING ON SATURDAY 12 DEC FOR COLLECTIONS FROM MY HOME

I’m baking on Saturday 12 December for collections from my home in CH2 4ER between 2pm and 4pm (and free deliveries in and close to Chester for elderly and vulnerable people). Please order by Thursday noon if possible. Sorry for short notice.

If you haven’t been here before I’ll send you directions when I confirm your order. (Please let me know where you’ll be coming from.)

No collections at Just Footprints this Sat 12 Dec, sorry.

Vegan-friendly mushroom and hazelnut roast (photo courtesy of Sam Riley)

Here’s my (provisional) baking list

BREAD WITH BAKERS’ YEAST

400g Traditional White – £2.50

800g Traditional White – £3.80

400g Miracle Bread – £3.00 -

Miracle baps (in bags of four) – £3.00

400g Wheat and Rye with olives and sun-dried tomatoes – £3.00

REAL SOURDOUGH BREAD (means naturally leavened without bakers’ yeast)

570g ‘Borodinsky’  Stoneground Wholegrain Rye Sourdough tin loaf with coriander seeds – £3.40

OTHER YEASTED PRODUCTS

Teacakes (in bags of four) – £3.80

Giant Chelsea Buns – £1.80 each

CAKES etc

Apple Cake with apples from my garden – £2.50 per pack of 2 portions

Harry’s Cake – for lovers of nuts and ginger. £16 per kg. Cakes cost between £7 and £9 average.  Half cakes also available.

My 11 months-matured, nut-free, hand-made-with-love Christmas Cakes have been on the brandy for a while…

I sell them by finished weight at £15 per kg including a cardboard gift box.   You can choose a plain cake to decorate yourself or a cake finished with your choice of fruits and nuts.   50p off  if you don’t need a gift box and supply your own tin.  Please ring me on 01244 300761 if you want advice on storage to help you decide if you want to buy now or order for later. £5 deposit secures a cake. There will be a topped cake on display at my home on Sat 12 Dec

Extra mature Christmas Cakes

My individual Christmas Cakes that I’ve made in baked bean tins make smashing gifts.  They cost £5.00, gift-wrapped in cellophane.

SAVOURIES

Cooked Veggie Parsnip and Cashew Nut Roast – £6 each or £11.00 for 2. Will keep in your fridge until Thursday 10 December or can be frozen. Re-heating instructions on lid

Un-cooked Vegan Mushroom and Hazelnut Roast – £6 each or £11.00 for 2. Supplied formed for you to keep in your freezer for up to 6 months. Defrost in fridge before cooking. Instructions on lid.

Large sausage rolls – £3 each. Made with Pen-y-Lan (Wrexham) award-winning free-range pork.

Individual potato-topped pies with cheesy leeks from my garden. £3.20 each of £6 for 2.

Individual potato-topped pies with mild beef chilli. £3.20 each or £6 for 2.

Veggie Parsnip and Cashew Nut Roast

To order for collection from my home on Sat  12 Dec please contact me as soon as possible

by e-mail to jane.artisanbread@gmail.com or ring me on 01244 300761. (Please don’t order via Facebook.)

BAKING ON SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER AND SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER (NEXT BAKE SAT 12 DEC)

I’m baking on Saturday 5 December for the Taste Cheshire Market on Chester Town Hall Square (10 am – 4pm) and again on Sunday 6 December for Abbey Leys Farmers’ Market (10 am – 1pm).  As all my bread will be freshly baked on both days it’s a bit of a slog so I’m sorry but…

Vegan-friendly mushroom and hazelnut roast (photo courtesy of Sam Riley)

I am not accepting orders for Saturday’s market and there are no collections from my home on Saturday 5 Dec. (Too little time to collate orders before the market and I’ll need to get some sleep during the day.)

I am not accepting orders for collection at Abbey Leys on Sunday 6 Dec (too little time to collate orders before the market).  Anyone wanting Miracle Bread – please go first to my table (manned by Billy Powell). If sold out, please ask in the farm shop.

I AM ACCEPTING orders for Sunday 6 Dec  collection from my home between 2pm and 4pm.

Here’s my (provisional) baking list for the whole weekend:

C means available  Sat at the market on Chester Town Hall Square (no orders), A means available at Abbey Leys on Sunday (no orders), H means available for collection from my home on Sunday if ordered in advance.

BREAD WITH BAKERS’ YEAST

400g Traditional White – £2.50 – C, A, H

800g Traditional White – £3.80 – C, A, H

400g Rosemary Bread – £3.00 – C, A, H

400g Miracle Bread – £3.00 – C, A, H

Miracle baps (in bags of four) – £3.00 C, A, H

400g Wheat and Rye with olives and sun-dried tomatoes – £3.00  - C

600g Wheat and Rye with caraway seeds – £3.40 – A, H

REAL SOURDOUGH BREAD (means naturally leavened without bakers’ yeast)

570g ‘Borodinsky’  Stoneground Wholegrain Rye Sourdough tin loaf with coriander seeds – £3.40  - C

570g Stoneground Wholegrain Rye Sourdough tin loaf with toasted hazelnuts and toasted pumpkin seeds – £3.40  - C, A, H

800g Wholegrain Wheat and Rye tin – £3.40 – C

OTHER YEASTED PRODUCTS

Teacakes (in bags of four) – £3.80 – C, A, H

Giant Chelsea Buns – £1.80 each - C, A, H

All- butter Croissants (little labours of love) – £1.00 each – C, A, H

CAKES etc

Apricot Energy Bars with walnuts and local raw honey from Mickle Trafford – £2.50 per pack of two bars. Will keep in the fridge until mid January.   C

Lemon Drizzle Cake – £4.oo - C, H

Bara Brith – £4.00 – C, A, H

Apple Cake with apples from my garden – £2.50 per pack of 2 portions – C, H

Almond slice with jam I’ve made from my own naturally-grown garden strawberries – £2.50 per pack of 2 portions – C, H

Harry’s Cake (for lovers of nuts and ginger) – £16.00 per kg. Whole cakes cost between £7.50 and £9.50.  Half-cakes are also available.  Harry’s Cakes is a great alternative to a traditional Christmas Cake.  Will keep in the fridge until end January at least. C, A, H

Wow your guests with my walnut pie

Walnut Pie. My pie is unique in Cheshire, so far as I know and I feel confident that it will wow you and your guests.   It might sound expensive but it’s incredibly rich and can be cut into tiny portions.  A whole pie costs £24 and will keep in the fridge until the end of January at least (as will slices) or both can be wrapped in foil and frozen for up to 6 months.   One slice is 1/8 of a pie and costs £3.  It’s easily enough for 2 portions but at the end of a dinner party with coffee it could serve 4 to 6. If you order more than one slice I will supply them in one piece so that you can choose yourself where to cut.  C, A, H

My 11 months-matured, nut-free, hand-made-with-love Christmas Cakes are on the brandy again and are now positively sloshed!  I sell them by finished weight at £15 per kg including a cardboard gift box.   You can choose a plain cake to decorate yourself (C, A, H) or a cake finished with your choice of fruits and nuts.   50p off  if you don’t need a gift box and supply your own tin.  Please ring me on 01244 300761 if you want advice on storage to help you decide if you want to buy now or order for later. £5 deposit secures a cake. There will be a topped cake on display at C, A, H where you can order for collection / delivery on a date closer to Christmas.

Extra mature Christmas Cakes

My individual Christmas Cakes that I’ve made in baked bean tins make smashing gifts.  They cost £5.00, gift-wrapped in cellophane. C, A, H

SAVOURIES

Savoury Brioche Tart with tomatoes and basil or with broccoli and stilton. Whole tart – £13 .  Half tart £7. Quarter tart £3.60.  One quarter is sufficient for two portions. Will keep in your fridge until Monday evening 7 December or can be frozen. C, H

Cooked Veggie Parsnip and Cashew Nut Roast – £6 each or £11.00 for 2. Will keep in your fridge until Thursday 10 December or can be frozen. Re-heating instructions on lid. C, A, H

Un-cooked Vegan Mushroom and Hazelnut Roast – £6 each or £11.00 for 2. Keep frozen for up to 6 months or defrost in the fridge and cook within 48 hours of date of purchase. Cooking instructions on lid. C, A, H

Veggie Parsnip and Cashew Nut Roast

To order for collection from my home on Sunday please contact me as soon as possible

by e-mail to jane.artisanbread@gmail.com or ring me on 01244 300761. (Please don’t order via Facebook.)

BAKING ON SAT 28 NOV FOR COLLECTIONS FROM MY HOME BETWEEN 1400 & 1600

I’m baking on Saturday 28 November for collections from my home between 2pm and 4pm.  I’m in Hoole Village and if you haven’t been here before I will send directions when I confirm your order.

If you want to buy my bread in town there should be a few loaves at  The Neighbourhood Bakehouse on Saturday 28 Nov.  It’s in Upper Northgate Street where The Granary Health Food Shop used to be.  It’s owned by Catherine, whom you might know from Baked in Hoole (now Little Yellow Pig).   Sorry but I can’t accept orders for collection at TNB just now. Might be possible in the future. Watch this space.

I won’t be supplying Just Footprints this week as lockdown has made footfall in Chester Forum too unpredictable.  Hopefully we’ll get back to something approaching normal in December. Debbie and her daughter, Millie, at Just Footprints are on a mission to make a difference for the good of our planet and generations to come. If you don’t already know about their shop, please visit their website and order on-line or shop in person.

Long-standing customers still ask for the Giant Scotch Eggs that I used to sell at markets and I’m pleased to tell you that, all being well, they will be making a return on Saturday.  I doubt I shall be making many of them and probably not very often so please order soon!

Taste Cheshire wasn’t able to hold a market on Chester Town Hall Square this month due to Covid restrictions  but will hopefully be back there in December with Mary selling for me in my usual spot.  Meanwhile, click here to visit the  new Taste Cheshire Virtual Christmas Market

For Sat 28 Nov I’m planning to bake the following:

BREAD WITH BAKERS’ YEAST

400g Traditional White – £2.50

800g Traditional White – £3.80

400g Miracle Bread – £3.00

Miracle baps (in bags of four) – £3.00

400g Wheat and Rye with olives and sun-dried tomatoes – £3.00

REAL SOURDOUGH BREAD (means naturally leavened without bakers’ yeast)

570g ‘Borodinsky’  Stoneground Wholegrain Rye Sourdough tin loaf with coriander seeds – £3.40

800g Wholegrain Wheat and Rye tin – £3.40

OTHER YEASTED PRODUCTS

Teacakes (in bags of four) – £3.80

Giant Chelsea Buns – £1.80 each

CAKES etc

Apricot Energy Bars with walnuts and local raw honey from Mickle Trafford – £2.50 per pack of two bars. Will keep in the fridge until mid January.

Harry’s Cake (for lovers of nuts and ginger) – £16.00 per kg. Whole cakes cost between £7.50 and £9.00.  Half-cakes are also available.  Harry’s Cakes is a great alternative to a traditional Christmas Cake.  Will keep in the fridge until end January at least.

Walnut Pie – a whole pie costs £24 and will easily keep in the fridge until the end of January.   Or you can choose any number of slices for £3 each. 1 slice is 1/8 of a pie and is easily enough for two portions.  If you order more than one slice I will supply them in one piece so that you can choose yourself where to cut. Whole pies or slices can also be frozen for up to 6 months.

My 11 months-matured, nut-free, hand-made-with-love Christmas Cakes are now on the brandy and getting seriously boozy.  I sell them by finished weight at £15 per kg including a cardboard gift box for larger cakes (+/- 1kg).  You can choose a plain cake to decorate yourself or a cake finished with your choice of fruits and nuts (as shown in the picture).  I also have little cakes that I make in baked bean tins and these are popular  as gifts, especially for older people. They cost £4.50 – £5.00, gift-wrapped in cellophane.  There is a small reduction on all prices if you supply your own tin when collecting your order (means I will supply your cake/s without any kind of wrapping).  I will advise you on storage to help you decide the date on which you wish to collect (or receive delivery of) your cake. £5 deposit secures a larger cake. No deposit needed for the individual cakes. Please order early, especially if you want a cake that weighs less than 1kg.

SAVOURIES

Giant Scotch Egg:  an XL Cheshire free-range egg wrapped with Pen-y-Lan rare breed pork to which I add a touch of Chinese 5-Spice then coat with my own crumbed handmade bread  before frying in vegetable oil. £3.20 each. Will keep in your fridge until Tuesday 1 December lunch-time. Can be eaten cold but they are decidedly better served hot, in my opinion, so that the bread-crumbs are nice and crispy. Place in a pre-heated oven approx  200 degrees (190 degrees fan) for a full 20 mins.

Savoury Brioche Tart with tomatoes and basil or with broccoli and stilton. Whole rectangular tart – £13 (approx 30 x 20 x 2.5 cm).  Half rectangular tart £7. Quarter rectangular tart £3.60.  (No round tarts this week.) One quarter is sufficient for two portions. Will keep in your fridge until Wednesday 2 December or can be frozen.

Individual potato-topped pie with minced beef and onions – £3.20 each or £6 for 2. Will keep in your fridge until Wednesday 2 December or can be frozen.

Individual potato-topped pie with mild aubergine curry (suitable for vegans) £3.20 each or £6 for 2. Will keep in your fridge until Wednesday 2 December or can be frozen.

To order please contact me as soon as possible

by e-mail to jane.artisanbread@gmail.com or ring me on 01244 300761. (Please don’t order via Facebook.)

BAKING ON SAT 21 NOV FOR COLLECTIONS FROM MY HOME BETWEEN 1400 & 1600 OR BUY AT THE NEW COFFEE SHOP IN NORTHGATE STREET

Extra mature Christmas Cakes available to order

I’m baking on Saturday for collections from my home between 2pm and 4pm.  I’m in Hoole Village and if you haven’t been here before I will send directions when I confirm your order.

If you want to buy my bread in town, call in to The Neighbourhood Bakehouse on Saturday. It’s in Upper Northgate Street where The Granary used to be.  It’s owned by Catherine, whom you might know from Baked in Hoole.

I won’t be supplying Just Footprints this week or next as lockdown has made footfall too unpredictable.  Hopefully we’ll get back to something approaching normal in December.

Click here to visit the  new Taste Cheshire Virtual Christmas Market

If you live in or very close to Chester you can request a free home delivery. Volunteers to help with deliveries are always appreciated.

I’m planning to bake the following:

BREAD WITH BAKERS’ YEAST

400g Traditional White – £2.50

400g Miracle Bread – £3.00

Miracle baps (in bags of four) – £3.00

400g Wheat and Rye with olives and sun-dried tomatoes – £3.00

REAL SOURDOUGH BREAD (means naturally leavened without bakers’ yeast)

570g ‘Borodinsky’  Stoneground Wholegrain Rye Sourdough tin loaf with coriander seeds – £3.40

OTHER YEASTED PRODUCTS

Teacakes (in bags of four) – £3.80

Giant Chelsea Buns – £1.80 each

CAKES etc

Apricot Energy Bars with walnuts and local raw honey from Mickle Trafford – £2.50 per pack of two bars

Harry’s Cake (for lovers of nuts and ginger) – £16.00 per kg. Whole cakes cost between £7.50 and £9.00.  Half-cakes are also available.

Walnut Pie – £3 per slice (plenty for 2 portions)

My 11 months-matured, nut-free, hand-made-with-love Christmas Cakes are now on the brandy and are getting seriously boozy.  I sell them by finished weight at £15 per kg including a cardboard gift box for larger cakes (+/- 1kg).  You can choose a plain cake to decorate yourself or a cake finished with your choice of fruits and nuts (as shown in the picture).  I also have little cakes that I make in baked bean tins. These are popular gifts, especially for older people. They cost £4.50 – £5.00, gift-wrapped in cellophane.  There is a small reduction on all prices if you supply your own tin when collecting your order (means I will supply your cake/s without any kind of wrapping).  I will advise you on storage to help you decide the date on which you wish to collect (or receive delivery of) your cake. £5 deposit secures a larger cake. No deposit needed for the individual cakes. Please order early, especially if you want a cake that weighs less than 1kg.

SAVOURIES

All will keep in your fridge until Wednesday 25 November or can be frozen.

Savoury Brioche Tart with tomatoes and basil or with broccoli and stilton. Whole rectangular tart – £13 (approx 30 x 20 x 2.5 cm).  Half rectangular tart £7. Quarter rectangular tart £3.60.  (No round tarts this week.) One quarter is sufficient for two portions.

Individual potato-topped pie with cheesy leeks from my garden. £3.20 each or £6 for 2.

Parsnip and cashew nut roast (2 portions as a main meal) £6 each or £11 for 2.

To order please contact me as soon as possible

by e-mail to jane.artisanbread@gmail.com or ring me on 01244 300761. (Please don’t order via Facebook.)