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

Friday, 19 December 2014

Ciabatta in an Hour

They said that it couldn't be done, and I was one of them. But I'm a convert to the idea now.
We ran out of bread yesterday, and I didn't want to make a lot more as we would not be here to eat it.
I did have a recipe for quick bread so I thought I would give it a go.

First put the oven on to Max with a dish in the bottom.

Basically its 450g warm water, 500g flour 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons yeast and 1.5 teaspoons salt.

Mix really well, (its very runny) I used my stand mixer for 6 minutes.

Then turn it out onto a well floured board, stretch and fold it for a couple of minutes, it will be a struggle at first but after a few folds it will start to feel stronger and tighter. When it does roughly shape it into two loaves and put them onto silicon paper.

Leave them for 15 minutes, boil the kettle and pour some of the hot water into the dish in the oven. Then put your loaves into the oven for 15-18 minutes until risen and golden.

Job done.

The reason I wanted the bread was to make Garlic Bread to go with our supper.
A couple of cross cut slices were spread with Garlic Paste then butter,

into the oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

Not a bad afternoons work.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Disaster Strikes

As I said last time, I had a busy couple of days finishing off my last orders.
Tuesday I made 30 Onion Seeded Panini for Millie, that went without a hitch, I also started the Rye Sourdough and other things for Oats Wednesday delivery.

It was on Wednesday morning when things went wrong.

I had done the Teacakes,

and the Spelt,

and the Soda and the Rye had just come out of the oven,

I had to move things around to make room for cooling and somehow I knocked one of the Rye onto the floor, just after this picture was taken.

I finished the order and didn't drop any of the Rolls and delivered it, with apologies,

Only to find that both Rye had been ordered. I was gutted, I hope it didn't cause too much of a problem for whoever it was.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Last Orders

This Wednesday is the last bake before Yule, I have two orders this week, 30 Onion Seed Rolls for Millie  and 6 Spelt, 2 Rye,1 Soda, 20 Rolls and 30 Teacakes for Oats. Then I just have to do the breads for Amy's Xmas party in Nottingham, but thats a pleasure. I'll be doing Saffron Rolls and some Cranberry and Walnut fruit loaves.

And then its a break until 2015, maybe a bit of product development because I can't not bake. I'll tell you how I get on on Weds.