Lee's Bakery

Lee's Bakery make all our own bread and cakes; baked daily on the premises.

Proud to be continuing the tradition of making 'artisan' bread.

What is 'artisan' bread though?

                 A high quality, hand-crafted bread containing no                                   artificial ingredients or preservatives..   

From the Latin 'art' work of art ; a manual 'skill'.

Artisan bread is exactly what its name suggests: bread that is crafted, rather than mass produced. Baked in small batches rather than on a vast assembly line, artisan bread differs from prepackaged supermarket loaves in a number of ways. Special attention to ingredients, process, and a return to the fundamentals of the age-old bread-making tradition set artisan bread apart from soft, preservative-laden commercial breads.

Whereas a store-bought loaf of mass-produced wheat bread might have nearly twenty ingredients, artisan bread will have closer to five. The basic building blocks of bread are flour, water, yeast, and salt. Sourdough is added for some breads; eggs and sugar for others.

For a more complex, flavored artisan bread, the ingredients list might expand to include various other items, all of them recognizable: sliced onions, cheddar cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil. Bread has been around for centuries. No chemicals were added to the breads baked by ancient Egyptians or those mentioned throughout the Bible, and none are added to artisan breads now.

The process of crafting and baking an artisan bread remains largely the same as then, too. Quality ingredients are mixed, slowly fermented, hand shaped, and baked in small batches in masonry ovens

( Lee's Bakery do not use masonry ovens). Often, steam is utilized during the baking process to produce the crispy golden-brown crust characteristic of certain varieties of the artisan loaf.

Some acknowledgment to wisegeek.com

 Another fresh batch from our jolly proud baker !

Add the aroma and you're there at Lee's .

Taste the unrivalled wholesome goodness of our Artisan bread

 - only at Lee's Family Bakers .