Not a lot to report this week, the usual order for Oats had a twist, the Soda Bread had been reserved! I believe the spelt is also going well.
As it's the end of the season, and trade is dying down, their weren't any orders from the West Country Deli, but Jo assures me that normal service will be resumed shortly.
I know Millie have had a bereavement, and both my and Yvonne's thoughts have been with them, so I've not been pestering with unimportant things like bread orders, but I expect as their lives start adjusting to things they will be back, I certainly hope so and wish them all the best.
So although I had a week off, I wasn't quiet, far from it, a deep clean of all the kitchen and equipment took up quite a bit of time, as well as a stock take and a check on sell by dates kept me busy.
I have also had time to think about new products, and have come up with a couple of things. A marbled pesto loaf, and a soda type bread made with local beer, which I have called "Bays Bread" (largely cos the beer is made by Bays Brewery) Now to make samples and see if I can find takers.
These in addition to my festive specials, the Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry roll, and the Apple and Cinnamon fruit bun. These will be released on the unsuspecting in October, for delivery from December 1st, just to get you in the mood.
Now it's Sunday, so the whole cycle starts again, today at 7am I started a Spelt Ciabatta ferment for a man in Gravesend. Tomorrow morning at 5.30 I will be starting the Organic Spelt loaves for Oats, then at 7 the Soda bread (the organic yogurt is fermenting as we speak),
7.30 and the doughs for Cheese and Onion and the Cheese and Chorizo rolls that my Gravesend customers are expecting will be mixed and the Ciabatta completed. 9.15 is the Oats delivery, and I set off for Gravesend in the bakers van at 14.30. Whilst I am in Gravesend I might find time for a little light Pilotage, before coming home on Wednesday. By then I should have a WCD order, and maybe one from Millie.
So this has been a quiet week, so quiet that I managed to do some bread just for us!
A white bloomer,
and a Wholemeal using some of the spare Spelt Sourdough starter (after refreshment) for a bit of extra flavour.
Enjoy your week!