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Sherwood bakery secures two gongs at prestigious Great Taste awards


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A bakery in Sherwood has continued its impressive awards success, securing two gongs at an international food awards in only its second year of trading.

Artisan bakery The Bakehouse was awarded two accolades for its bread at the prestigious Great Taste awards.

PICTURED: Michelin-trained chef Craig Poynter, right, and his wife Rosea

The bakery, which is based on Mansfield Road,  won a 2-star Great Taste award for its White Farmhouse loaf, and a 1-star award for its eponymous Bakehouse Multiseed.

The wins take The Bakehouse’s Great Taste awards to an impressive three, with its Traditional Wholemeal loaf scooping a Great Taste award in 2017.

In the same week, the artisan bakery also secured a place on the shortlist of the Great Food Club Awards 2018, for best bakery.

Great Taste is the world’s most coveted food awards, celebrating the very best in food and drink. Over 12,600 products were judged from artisan and specialist food producers.

Judges described the bakery’s White Farmhouse as having an “enjoyable depth of flavour” and a crumb that has “both moisture and texture – great flavour and well-seasoned”.
The Bakehouse Multiseed was described as “a proud loaf” with a “crisp and deliciously chewy crust” with a strong seed flavour.

Judged by over 500 of the most demanding palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs and producers, as well as a whole host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.

As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by hundreds of judges.

The Bakehouse, located on Mansfield Road, is owned by Michelin-trained chef Craig Poynter and his wife Rosea and specialises in creating flavour-filled breads using traditional methods and locally-sourced produce.

The bakery and café’s success has seen the business expand significantly with a recently-launched wholesale arm supplying dozens of Nottinghamshire’s finest restaurants and delis including Bar Iberico, The Railway in Lowdham and The Ruddington Arms.

Craig said: “We are delighted to have secured two more prestigious Great Taste awards for our loaves in only our second year of trading – and for one of these to be a 2-star award is the icing on the cake.

“Bread making is the core of everything we do, and we are constantly developing new recipes, incorporating seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to ensure our customers continue to be surprised and delighted by our flavours.

“We have enjoyed an unbelievable two years since we first opened our doors. Thanks to the support of our customers, and the exceptional food produced by our team, our Mansfield Road café offer has developed to include Sunday roasts, brunch and evening tapas, and we’ve launched the wholesale business which is achieving more than we thought possible.

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