On 25 Jan 2013 at 5:37pm Dough boy wrote:
Given the focus on bread and bakeries right now, where do all the ardent Lewes home bakers go for their bread flour? None of the ones I know of (Lansdown Stores, Laporte's, supermarkets) reliably carries a comprehensive range (white, spelt, barley, rye etc). Any suggestions?
On 25 Jan 2013 at 5:43pm Bread maker wrote:
On 25 Jan 2013 at 8:28pm bongo wrote:
You can buy all of those flours from bakers shops. When I worked in one, we had the flours delivered on pallets every week. We also sold proper bakers yeast, too.
On 25 Jan 2013 at 8:58pm Southover Queen wrote:
I mostly get mine from Sainsburys, who sell Dove spelt flours for about £2 a pack - it's £3.50 in Waitrose! Also Allinsons flour (white and wholemeal) is now sold in Aldi at very reasonable price.
On 25 Jan 2013 at 9:46pm Blip wrote:
There is a great cafe cum bakers in Kemptown - below the hospital - that also sells all kinds of flour. You can also book bread baking lessons. Can't remember the name, sorry.
On 25 Jan 2013 at 10:49pm Windy wrote:
Plumpton Mill's Flour - buy it at Plumpton Post Office
On 25 Jan 2013 at 11:30pm tobnac wrote:
"There is a great cafe cum bakers"
just steer clear of their iced buns...
On 25 Jan 2013 at 11:44pm Bruciare il Papa wrote:
And the confectioners cream!
On 26 Jan 2013 at 2:34am Lewes 30 wrote:
Middle farm sell a large range off flour in the farm shop
On 26 Jan 2013 at 7:37am Dough boy wrote:
Thanks everyone. I'll check out Middle Farm and Sainsbury's. Kemptown's a bit out of my usual travels, and Plumpton Mill flour is too expensive.
On 26 Jan 2013 at 8:06pm newick nick wrote:
Buy the trio loaves from Newick Bakery - lurvley!
Check it out here »
On 26 Jan 2013 at 9:10pm Dough boy wrote:
NN - if I wanted bread I'd go to Flint Owl.
Lewes 30, I tried Middle Farm today and they do have a very good choice. While I was there I tried one of their Cornish pasties. It turned out to be one of the nastiest things I've ever bought. The pastry was raw inside and the filling was the slimiest goo imaginable. Binned it after one bite.
On 27 Jan 2013 at 11:20am Sceptic wrote:
Dough Boy, us British tend to be very shy when it comes to complaining. I used to be the same when I was younger but now I am more vintage I don't take rubbish from no one. I am sure that if you had told them the problem instead of whinging on here they would have changed it or given you a refund.
On 27 Jan 2013 at 1:44pm Dough Boy wrote:
Sceptic, thanks for the advice. Pedant that I am, I must point out that it should be "we British". Also, despite the monniker of Dough Boy that I adopted for this thread, I assure you that I'm British through and through. Despite that, I'm still quite competent at complaining when the mood takes me.
Regrettably I brought the pasty home to Lewes for lunch, and I wasn't going to schlep all the way back to Middle Farm just to beef about the lack of beef and poor baking.
On 27 Jan 2013 at 1:58pm Sceptic wrote:
Dough Boy, thankyou so much for the English lesson, or should it be British lesson. Either way I don't give a toss. In regards to the Cornish pastie, you did say " While I was there I tried one of their Cornish Pasties ". Anyway I do give you credit for trying to wiggle out of it.
On 27 Jan 2013 at 3:32pm Dough boy wrote:
You're most welcome, Sceptic. I'm always happy to assist on the finer points of grammar. I do accept that my phrasing is open to interpretation, but I'm not so uncouth as to eat in someone's shop, and in any case my plan was to have some baked beans with it at home. I still had the beans you'll be pleased to hear, I'm sure, and they were quite excellent.
On 27 Jan 2013 at 4:14pm Sceptic wrote:
I am glad you enjoyed the beans Dough Boy and I am sure by now some member of Middle Farm would have read this and hopefully their Cornish pasties in future wlll be more palateable. No hard feelings and have a nice Sunday.
On 27 Jan 2013 at 4:20pm dough boy wrote:
You too Sceptic.
On 30 Jan 2013 at 10:59pm mutterful wrote:
Tesco do Dove Farm flours, including Spelt.