Hambleton Bakery – helping the new normal taste a whole lot better
By Bobby Twidale
This year has been challenging but in the Rutland area we have the wonderful Hambleton Bakery boosting our wellbeing with their delicious bread, cakes, pastries and savouries. Bobby Twidale finds out how we can improve our home bread-making and gets a sneak preview of the lovely things they have planned for Easter.
In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart of Hambleton Hall opened a bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for their award-winning restaurants in Rutland and Nottingham. The little shop at the front was almost an afterthought but soon acquired a cult following, especially after being named Britain’s Best Bakery in 2012. Hambleton Bakery now has shops in Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Stamford and Oundle as well as supplying some of the best food venues in the area.
Julian started his career in the family bakery in Liverpool. After working as an RAF chef, he cooked for Prime Minister, John Major. At Hambleton Hall, he quickly rose to become second chef, producing Michelin starred food for 9 years.