The Coffee Kitchen Bakery

We love bread – fresh bread, without any additives and made with locally milled flour. Take a look at the ingredients list on the packaging of a normal loaf of bread. Often there’s a long list of various additives they throw into the bread to ‘improve’ it. Even with all those additives, they don’t even include things like enzymes which are used as part of the baking process. Whatever happened to real bread?

Most of our breads contain four ingredients: organic flour, yeast, water and salt. Some contain a little milk, others natural fats or seeds. We don’t add anything to give extra volume, nor do we add anything to make the bread last longer or feel softer.

We’re big fans of sourdough bread where you don’t add any yeast to the mix but use a starter that has been developed using the natural yeasts within our environment. Many people who are allergic to wheat find sourdoughs easier to digest.We also make breads using rye and other flours. Many of our breads are left to prove and to take on flavour for up to 24 hours. Slow bread = great taste.

We produce a whole variety of breads. Our two biggest selling are our pane rustica and our three-seeded. Look out for our Beacon Brown bread which is based on an old Whitehaven recipe. As a treat, why not try our Pomegranate, Pecan and Sultana bread which goes beautifully with cheese (especially blue cheese).

We support The Real Bread campaign who are working to bring back the traditional British loaf.

Alex forming fresh rolls at The Coffee Kitchen Bakery Cockermouth

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