West End
Community Bakery

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We bake real honest food.

Our stotties, samosas and scones are all made by real local women. Our food is as diverse as the women who make it.

The West End Community Bakery is based at the West End Women and Girls Centre in Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne. Our talented team of local women run pop-up cafes and cater for all types of occasions, including corporate events, meetings, birthdays and more, working with you to devise a menu that you'll love.

If you're interested in what we do and would like to discuss any ideas you have for events or parties, you can give us a ring on 0191 273 4942.

What's on?

Bread Sale Days - 2nd & 4th Mondays of every month

Yes, you read right! We are going from one to two Bread Sale Days starting in June 2018. Look forward to more freshly baked bread, more often.  

Visit our events page for more info https://www.edibleelswick.co.uk/events/

 

The bakery will have other events and opportunities coming up, so WATCH THIS SPACE

What have we been up to?

Cafe in the Park

The West End Community Bakery has big plans for the future to open up a dedicated space for the bakery and a cafe in Elswick Park. As part of the journey, the bakery gave things a go by hosting a pop-up cafe in Elswick Park during the 2017 six-week summer holidays. Come rain or shine, the pop-up cafe was located in Elswick Park, operating from the back of the West End Women and Girls Centre.

Customers enjoyed fresh pies, cakes, samosas, drinks, hot drinks and lots more, made on the day!

The Bread Baking Marathon

On Monday 9th October 2017, the team set out to see how much bread they could produce in one stretch! It was great to see all was snapped up by the local community - the mozzarella and tomato ciabatta was a big hit! The support and feedback received was great. 

'Great idea. Do it more often!'

'Getting freshly baked bread is a fantastic treat'.

'The bread with the tomato and cheese - I will buy everytime. Very nice'.

As the day was so successful, the bakery team is excited to share that a regular date will be set to take place once a month. Further info to be share shortly. 
 

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RECIPES

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Victoria Sandwich - serves 8

100g (4oz) margarine
100g (4oz) caster sugar
100g (4 0z) self-raising flour
2 medium eggs

1.  Heat oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4. Grease an 18cm (7 inch) sandwich tin.
2.  Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, adding a little flour with each.
3.  Gently fold in remaining flour.
4.  Place in prepared tins and bake for 20-25 minutes in 2 tins or 40-45 mins in one tin.
5.  When cool, fill with jam or cream. Dust with icing sugar.
 


Basic White Bread

400g strong white bread flour
8g salt
7g yeast
25g unsalted butter softened
250ml cold water
olive for kneading and greasing the tin

1.  Tip flour into large mixing bowl, add salt to one side, and yeast to the other, making sure they don’t touch.
2.  Add butter and ¾ of the water.
3.  Mix with hands.
4.  Add the rest of the water and knead for 5-10 mins.
5.  When dough feels smooth and silky, cover with towel and leave to rise for 2 hours.
6.  Prepare one 1kg loaf tin by greasing.
7.  Knock dough back and place in tin.
8.  Cover with plastic bag and leave for 2 hours.
9.  Preheat oven to 220°C.
10.  Slash the top of bread with a knife.
11.  Flour and place in oven for 25 minutes.
12.  To check your bread is baked, tap the base of the bread with your finger – it should sound hollow.
13.  Allow to cool on a wire rack.