Updated: Jul 8, 2020
7th July 2020
A day late this week. I apologise. No excuses but hopefully I can make up for it with the words Cheese & Marmite Sourdough. More on that in due course.
Before I get into this week's offering at the shop, you'll remember last week I mentioned the dough knives that we've had commissioned to sell at the shop. See picture to your right. My right. The right of this email. Or is could be below if you're reading this on a mobile. Argh - you know what I mean. If you are one of the many people that caught the sourdough bug over lockdown then I would highly recommend one of these dough knives. They are sturdy and yet comfortable to hold and make handling wet dough far easier than any others we have tried, due to their non stick coating. Sure you can get one without the MM logo on it but we think they're pretty special. And we like good design. We already have a waiting list and there are only 20 in total so if you want to get hold of one then either drop me an email or head to the shop this weekend where they will be on sale. Also good for pasta making, if that's your thing. They come gift wrapped in MMB tissue and a gift box (I have images in my head right now of Rowan Atkinson in that scene from Love Actually... 'this is so much more than a bag') and are £35 each. I can't wait to see photos of home bakers using these!
Talking of good quality bread utensils, if you're on Instagram we are running a competition this week with Robert Welch, the designers of the bread knives we use at MMB. Robert Welch have kindly given us five of their bread knives to giveaway which will be sent out with an MMB gift voucher for a loaf of our signature Walden White sourdough. Head over to Instagram for further details of how to enter. The competition closes at 5pm on Sunday.
Back to this week and what we have going on at the shop. For the first time we will have a handful of Walden Whites on the shelves tomorrow (Wednesday) for walk ups. Thursday we will be keeping aside for collections of pre orders again, so if you'd like to order some Walden Whites drop me an email by 5pm on Wednesday (firstname.lastname@example.org). By the way we are hoping to add an additional loaf to the Thursday pre orders so you can choose from more than just the Walden Whites. I will let you know about this once it's in place. Friday will be a normal, walk up day for Walden Whites and Rugbrøds and then Saturday will have the usual selection along with the Cheese & Marmite special. In addition we are going to continue doing the Heritage Grains tinned loaf because that seems to be going down so well and it's great to have a loaf on the shelves using this year's harvest from the team at Duchess Farms.
And then let's not forget SUNDAY BUNDAY, this Sunday 12th July. The response to this idea was incredible so it's all systems go. Sally and I are both returning to MMB on a part time basis from this week to make it happen and I will be down at the shop on Sunday morning baking away ready for you to come by and pick up cinnamon buns, from 11am. I'm really looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible again. I just hope I remember how to bake.
Have a good week everyone.