About Us

Well Bread! is a small supplier of Artisan Breads and baked goods, local to Brixham in glorious South Devon.
We specialise in Organic Sourdoughs, made with Spelt and Rye, as well as Sweet and Savoury Rolls, Ciabatta and Focaccia.
We also make savoury snacks in a variety of flavours.
Yvonne and Richard hope you enjoy our products, available at selected locations in Torbay.
If you do, tell your friends so that we can grow. If you don't, please tell us, so that we can improve. Call on 07791 058070 or email at wellbread.brixham@gmail.com

Monday, 29 April 2013

New Style

I'm making sourdough for Oats today, using my new Banneton from Bread Matters

Hopefully, they will be an improvement on my previous utensils, the dough had a tendancy to stick to them, no matter how well floured, and removing it always resulted in a loss of shape. We will have to see at about four this afternoon, when I bake them.

Well they have now been rising for 8 hours, and have filled the banneton,


even the one I am making for myself has expanded nicely

In the oven they went,

and 25 mins later, they were looking good,

Then it was the turn of the Rye, I gave it 30 minutes

Now theres just the Soda Bread to do.

and that came out looking good.  I'm off for a medical today, but will be gearing up for my first order for Millie and Me, that's cooking on Thursday.   

Wednesday, 17 April 2013


I can now reveal the name of my second customer, (drumroll) its Millie and Me in Brixham.

And to start things off, they will be taking delivery of a selection of goodies on May 3rd, ready for the Brixham Pirate Festival over that weekend. These include Cheese and Onion rolls, various Focaccia and the American style flaky biscuits.

And there is more Good news on the bread front, the Sourdough and Soda bread that I make for Oats in Brixham.

is selling well, and they are increasing their order from next week. So thanks to everyone who is buying, if we go on like this I will need a bigger oven. I also plan to start taking orders for delivery, in the Torbay area. I’m still working out the logistics of that one, stay tuned for more information.

There don’t seem to be any mail order bread websites, so I will have to think about that, Sourdough is the most likely candidate as it would keep long enough to make courier delivery a possibility. There will be things to sort out, but it may be possible to share “Brixham” (not San Francisco) sourdough with a wider audience.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Here we Go.

Here we Go.


So, I made all my samples, the biscuits and Ciabatta this morning, and we were ready to go.

I even arranged them nicely in boxes, and remembered my gloves for handling, but I can’t decide where to go as well as my first choice place. I have been given a tip by a friend about this place, so I’m hopeful that the word has gone out and I will be well received.


Up Close and Flakey


Good enough to Eat!

Chocolate Heaven

Well I'm back, and the good news is that I have made a sale, 20 Focaccia rolls, 10 Cheese and Onion rolls and some biscuits.

 Also there were some left over for my taste panel. Time to get baking.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Samples and More.

Today is the day when the big sales drive starts. I delivered a load of Sourdough and Soda Bread to Oats this morning, and then decided to make some samples to take around the cafĂ©’s in town.

Next job of course was deciding what to do, after consultations with the taste panel; I thought that I would do a mixed Herb Focaccia, Ciabatta, Chocolate Rolls, Cheese and Onion Rolls and American style biscuits. That should give an idea of my range, and I can wing the rest.

 So this afternoon, as it’s raining (again) I got my apron on and did somet baking.

I passed my Level 2 Food Hygiene course at the weekend, and sent off a self-assessment to the council, so now we have to wait and see if they want to inspect the kitchen.

So I needed to make 3 types of bread today and a sponge for the Ciabatta. The biscuits will be done in the morning, as will the finishing of the Ciabatta. I have the yogurt for the biscuits left over from the Soda Bread.

Then I can fill my box and trudge round, hopefully getting some orders.

So here are the pictures of the first batches, I will continue the story tomorrow, wish me luck!
Chocolate Dough!

Ready to Bake


Close up.
Focaccia ready


Close up
My Favourite

Nice Crumb!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Second Delivery

It's getting easier, I guess its because there is less pressure this time, after all I've done it once.

This time the order was for two each of Spelt, Rye and Soda Bread.

I practiced again on the Soda Bread, and have got it about spot on.

The cold weather is playing havoc with my sourdough, its having trouble rising, although the taste is still good.

Thats it now till after the wedding, then it will be a race to make up some samples and take them round to prospective customers.