For the first time, bread sold in Orford is featuring health labels on the packaging, warning of the dangers of lung cancer, heart disease and impotence. Oh no, yet more health scares about bread, you cry! Well, actually no. Neither is it the latest instalment of The Real Bread Campaign. In fact it’s to do with a scam operating around the Grasmere Avenue area of the town where criminals are selling Golden Virginia tobacco for £6 on the street.When the unsuspecting nicotine-hungry bargain hunter gets home, they find the tobacco has been replaced with bread. Is this the most expensive bread per gram on the planet? It’s a novel way of boosting bread margins, at least.
British Baker visited Lee Smith at Bexhill Farm Kitchen, to find out how he makes his award winning chickpea and cumin sourdough bread. The recipe won last year’s Britain’s Best Loaf competition at the Bakers’ and Butchers’ Fair.The bread takes a total of 27 hours to complete, and uses traditional sourdough starter as well as whole chickpeas.It was originally developed for a Persian restaurant for customers to mop up sauce with at the end of a meal.Have you entered yet? If you think you have what it takes to win this year, enter now at www.bakersandbutchersfair.co.uk.