A fabulous day at a famous bakery


Last Saturday, a number of Clayesmore Society members took advantage of our bargain bread-making offer and spent the day at the Famous Hedgehog Bakery at Long Crichel.

This divinely traditional, organic, no-nonsense business is run by Jamie and Rose Campbell from an old stable block in their grounds in a most beautiful part of Dorset. Supplying Waitrose and Abel & Cole, they make bread and cakes from only the finest, simple ingredients, baked in an enormous, specially-constructed, wood-fired oven.

We had a wonderful day, learning about different bread cultures and nurturing them; making long fermentation bread, sourdough and then our own pizzas for lunch.

It was all hugely instructive and definitely delicious and we all now have freezers groaning under the weight of bloomers and baguettes.

Many thanks indeed to all at the bakery for such an enjoyable outing for the Society. Have a look on their website for further courses and details of how to order their tasty wares.