Bread, what is there to say but we've had a long and loving relationship. It's had its ups and downs(on the scales), and various fitness professionals have told me we should cool things down, but I'm afraid we're made for each other and this is a long term thing, not some fling!
So when I discovered Redbeard bakery I realised I'd found my favourite things had been joined in culinary matrimony, coffee and bread, heaven! This is my regular and now I want to share it with you!
The Reid brothers have been owners of the bakery in Trentham since 2005, but the scotch oven itself has been baking bread since 1891, so these guys are the latest caretakers of a long tradition! Specialising in sourdough has been their passion and that passion has been turned into a business that is dearly loved by locals and visitors alike.
Different loaves are baked each day, and specialty sweets and pastries are also on offer to keep you tempted, the pufftaloons are unbelievable (see our instagram for proof). And what's even better, if you've got time to stay you can enjoy all manner of beautiful breakfasts and lunches made from local produce and of course that gorgeous bread! You'll find me here every Friday morning having the Green Eggs, religiously.
The team are incredibly friendly and are more like friends than staff, so say hi! and don't be afraid to ask about the scotch oven where it all happens. They'll happily let you take a look and while you wait for a fantastic takeaway coffee (it's saved me many a time), you can watch the guys doing what they do best with the dough through a huge window! They really are brilliant!
And just between you and me, my favourite takeaway is coffee and a 'nice' bun, all of which is devoured before I even make it to Lyonville, seven minutes away! That's what I call a bun on the run, the best. So if you're travelling towards Trentham, always take the scenic route and pop in, it's so worth it. Your taste buds will say thank you.