We say goodbye to the Hartshill Whole as the wild garlic season ends, but hello to The Gill. It’s our first venture into the world of Altamura bread. It’s one of Italy’s most famous regional breads and loaves from the region one of the few to have a D.O.P. It goes back to Roman times and the city Altamura itself has a large sign proclaiming itself to the ‘Citta del Pane’. Give us ten years and maybe Stoke will be too! Check out our homage to this famous loaf this week.
Our weekly specials
The Gill – 800g an Altamura-style Italian loaf – perfect summer eating- made with natural leaven and semolina. Named for the B Arts co-founder Gill who loved Italy especially the food. (V) £2.20
Teacakes – 100g Fruit loaf but in a tea cake (V) 4 for £2.50
Babka Roses – 120g Poppy seed filled sweet treats- like a Chelsea Bun but with a hint of Middle Eastern flavours (V) £1.00 or for even better value buy a whole ‘Rose’ of seven for £6.30.
Challah – 1000g A rich brioche style loaf topped with sesame seeds (V) £3.50
Taster pack Choose 4 mini loaves (200g each) from: Rye and Caraway, Challah, Staffordshire Cob, Focaccia, The Hartshill Whole, Malthouse £3.00
And our regular bake stars:
Fat White – 800g A not completely white split tin loaf, made using a 24 hour proof for a deep bread flavour (V) £2.00
Staffordshire Cob – 600g Made with a base of white and wholemeal organic bread flours, a good dose of medium oatmeal for a creamy crumb, shot through with sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and poppy seeds for a good crunch (V+) £2.20
Malthouse Baton 600g a short granary baton with wheat flakes for a dark chewy, malty bread – great with cheese (V+) £2.00
Focaccia 600g Italian classic with 2 different toppings: rosemary and sea salt, or olives (V+) £2.20
Rye and Caraway 600g Beautiful light rye sourdough with the great flavour of caraway
To order please email your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on Weds 15 June please
Collection between 1.00 and 6.00pm on Thurs 16 June from 72 Hartshill Road Stoke. We prefer cash but do take cards.
We always welcome feedback and if there’s something you would like us to bake drop us a line to email@example.com
Image: the Fat Whites looked particularly good last week. Though our weekly specials catch the eye, our regular bakes deserve their place in the spotlight too.