Crumbs of recent news from the world of Real Bread.
Sourfaux claim takedown
We have successfully challenged Speciality Breads on the claim 'We don’t make sourfaux. We make sourdough, the real deal.' Spec sheets on the company’s website for products marketed as 'sourdough' proved otherwise, with sourfaux ingredients and additives listed including baker's yeast, E300 and E491.
We encouraged the company to remove all additives from its entire product range, as well as baker's yeast from any products it chooses to name/market using the word sourdough, and to remove the claim in the meantime. The company chose to do the latter.
I’ll have a B please: Hobbs
Hobbs House Bakery are the first British bakery to be certified as a B Corporation. To become a B Corp, a company has to demonstrate high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Other B Corps include our friends Toast Ale.
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Bake With Maria is now in Childs Hill, close to West Hampstead and Golders Green in London. Maria currently runs two to three classes per week. Upcoming classes include Scandi baking class on 28 January.
Socent for central Edinburgh
Alex Bakes by Breadshare is now open in the heart of Edinburgh. As well as selling the Portobello-based bakery’s Real Bread, and hosting baking, mindfulness and wellbeing sessions, the shop offers an affordable event space to other social enterprises and community activities.
For its wrapped Real Bread, Noa Bakehouse on the Isle of Man has ditched single use plastic bags in favour of waxed paper.
In the running
Having been nominated by their students, Lesleys Kitchen Bread School are now finalists in the Best Skills Educator category of the Scottish Rural Awards. Good luck at the event in April!
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Published 14 Jan 2020
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