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Hello from Suffolk, England

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mattsbread

Hello from Suffolk, England

Hello Everybody!

Have baked and cooked all my life, would now like to build a Alan Scott oven and start a small bakery....sounds so simple! I suspect you'll be hearing from me again!

Matthew

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mwilson

Hello and welcome Matthew.

I'm located in Surrey. Good luck with your endeavours.

Michael

 

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blacktom

Hi there,

I'm also in Suffolk (although I'm a west-country man by origin) - best of luck, and I look forward to hearing more from you.

Neil

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hornedfox

Hi Matt I am in Norfolk. Sounds like fun good luck, look forward to seeing the pictures

Ian

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Matt Edy

Hey im in Norwich.... where abouts are you?

Matt

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hornedfox

outwell spitting distance from cambridgeshire near Wisbech

Ian

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mattsbread

Hello all of you!

I'm living in a little place outside Lowestoft called Camps Heath but need to move for non baking relevant reasons. Whilst looking for a flat i found a little area of South Lowestoft called Kirkley. Lovely houses, right near the promenade and beach, and an old fashioned high street thats being destroyed by the relentless recession.

Underneath my, as yet, unseen flat, there's an empty shop with access to the rear and a gable wall. As i sighed with relief to find a home i then wondered about the shop. It seemed in a moment of madness that it might be possible to pop a 6'x 4' Alan Scott oven in there and see how the market responded, very low rent, and no specialist bakers local to the area.

Low overhead, limited range of breads but all hand made, all started with a mother, and produced twice a week with a daily range of specials and sweetmeats.

Norfolk and Suffolk have a barley and wheat, yeast, rural baking heritage, there's a natural lineage, almost a dna that can be tapped. I firmly believe that there is a syncronicity at play in the world, and taking longer to make bread with a mothers help will touch the character of those who love living in Norfolk and Suffolk.

I'm hardly skilled as a Baker but i love the discipline and scheduling thats required to produce a number of consistently high quality products. I just follow the experts as closely as possible and let the local culture or bloom create its own flavour and tone.

I've had a great day today biking round looking at people, houses and cars, trying to imagine whether they might eat a crusty open deeply flavoured Sour Dough fresh one day, toasted the next, and rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil the next........keep in touch everybody....i get the keys on Friday, i'll post some Pic's and my idea's....and blatant requests for help....Night Night! 

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mattsbread

Love this message! Its very oblique! In response i give you 

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Regards Matt!  

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hornedfox

On my last coherrant post I seemed to have pressed the save button twice and the message posted twice! I tried to delete it and couldnt. I wiped the message blank and it wouldnt post so I added a dot and a b and there you go

so if anyone knows how to delete a post I would be grateful for future enthusiastic button pushing

 

Ian

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Grenage

Howdy from Portsmouth. :)

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blacktom

East Anglia does have a rich baking (and brewing) heritage, but only the brewing side of things seems to have survived intact into the 21st century - a real shame (the lack of decent bakeries, that is, I'm quite happy about the real ale situation). There are some regional bakeries going against the grain (pun intended) and making great bread (Metfield Bakery is one), but they're the exception. I really hope things go well for you - the locals deserve it.

Neil