Veganuary

A celebration of great food rather than self-restraint. There has never been a better time to follow a vegan or flexitarian diet. The new range of products on offer each year is inspirational. At The Artisan Bakery, we’ve always produced a large range of plant based products. Our sourdough breads, for...

WISHING YOU A SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS!

WISHING YOU A SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS!
At The Artisan Bakery, we strive to reduce waste wherever possible. Day to day, we make everything to order, and therefore have very little food waste. When Covid hit and the nation shut down, we had an excess of bread, pastries and a lot of hot cross buns, so rather than throw...

MEET OUR BAKERS!

MEET OUR BAKERS!
My name is Richard and I work in the bakery. In the morning we shape the loaves that are baked later on in the day after they have had a chance to prove properly.  I have always looked after my health and now, having just turned 63 and also recovering...

CRISTIANO’S TRICOLORE CIABATTA

CRISTIANO’S TRICOLORE CIABATTA
For an Italian, like myself, bread is an unmissable complement to any meal. One of the perks of working in a bakery is that you never run out of fresh bread for your lunchtime sandwich. To celebrate the all-time Italian medal record at the Tokyo Olympics, I will give you...

I TOLD YOU THE RAIN WOULDN’T STOP ME!

I TOLD YOU THE RAIN WOULDN’T STOP ME!
Since the BBQ recipes were so popular last month, I thought I’d give you a couple more. If you’re looking for a vegan option,  why not try vegan Halloumi Burgers (recipe here). They’re particularly delicious encased in one of our soft rolls.  If sausages are your barbecue go to, here’s...

BBQ SAUSAGES WITH SMOKY TOMATO SAUCE RECIPE

You can do this with the sausages you requireLebanese sausage makanekCombine the below ingredients in a saucepan:100g ketchup100g passata100g light brown soft sugar1 garlic clove crushed1 teaspoon chipotle paste2 tablespoon butter Bring to the boil for 3 minutes until sugar has dissolvedLay the sausages on the barbecue and brush with the...

VEGAN HALLOUMI BURGERS RECIPE

Block of vegan halloumi cheese, cut into 8 thick slicesOlive oilThe artisan bakery brioche buns4 tablespoons of hummus1 large tomato thinly slicedLettuceTomato salsa Brush each side of the halloumi slices with olive oil and cook them on the BBQ for 2 minutes on each side or until golden Toast the buns...

BBQ SEASON! RECIPES TO SPICE UP YOUR SUMMER

BBQ SEASON! RECIPES TO SPICE UP YOUR SUMMER
“Barbecue” in an Arab household doesn’t mean we wait for the sun to come out to bring the BBQ out, even more so in a country where we hardly see sun.As far as I’m concerned, we should be barbecuing 365 days a year! Why do we only love the idea...

EL-LABBAN FAMILY FATTOUSH:

Mix in a bowl:1 whole Little Gem Lettuce diced2 Spring onions diced3 Radish diced1 Diced cucumber6 large tomatoes dicedThen mix in a cup:Juice of one lemon5 garlic cloves crushedSalt & pepper2 tablespoons of olive oil1 teaspoon of pomegranate syruppinch of dried mintAdd the mix to the bowl and mix everything...