The upper crust! York bakery named as one of Britain’s best

Real bread… Photograph: Haxby Bakehouse
21 Nov 2016 @ 6.23 pm
| Food & Drink

Brilliant baguettes, superb sourdoughs and cracking croissants have all helped a York bakery make it into a list of Britain’s best.

Haxby Bakehouse‘s “dazzling loaves” earned it a place in The Sunday Times‘ choice of the 30 best bakeries in the UK.

One of only three from Yorkshire to make the list, the Haxby Bakehouse was praised for its range of speciality breads.

Writer Laura Goodman said:

The team produce beetroot and nigella or sunflower and honey sourdoughs.

Handily, while you’re there, you can pick up some pâté and Yorkshire blue to slather on top. Check the website for the list of outlets lucky enough to sell Haxby’s dazzling loaves.

Traditional methods

Another wonderful Haxby Bakehouse photo
Another wonderful Haxby Bakehouse photo

Bakehouse owner Phil Clayton was a retail manager who made bread at home mostly for his children’s school lunches. He started the bakery eight years ago after noticing the lack of decent bread in the area.

It now produces a wide range of breads including ciabatta, potato and rosemary and seeded rye loaves, as well as irresistible treats like the croissants and chocolate pecan brioche.

The team bake 1,000 loaves on the Friday shift alone, and Haxby Bakehouse products are supplied to Castle Howard, The Star Inn The City, the Fossgate Social and Walmgate Ale House among other outlets.

All the bread is made using traditional methods of slow fermentation, and flour from Yorkshire Organic Millers.