New online shop

e5 Bakehouse is open for bread, pastry, flour, baking equipment, fresh produce, dried pantry goods, beer and wine.  We aim to provide plenty of items so you can stock up in one go!

 

We have a new online “click and collect” shop, for same-day collections. You can choose a collection time to suit you, and your order will be bagged and ready for you when you arrive, so no need to queue. Visit our online shop here. 

 

You are also welcome to visit our shop and buy in person, although please note we only accept card payments at the moment.

 

We would love to hear your suggestions of food and bakery related items you’d like to see in stock. Do get in touch if you have any suggestions of things you really need more of right now.

 

Thank you to all our customers, we are so grateful for everyone who is choosing to support small independant businesses at this time.

Alpujarras Baking Retreat 2020

This spring we’re returning to the mountains of Sourthern Spain to run another Baking Retreat, and there are still a couple of spaces left!

 

Dates: Saturday 18th  – Saturday 25th April 2020

 

LocationLas Chimeneas, Mairena, Alpujarras, Spain (www.laschimeneas.com).

 

What you can expect:

 

  • Two  full days of sourdough bread making; the first is more of an introduction to sourdough and the second day delves into more advanced recipes; both days involve a range of techniques.
  • Half day pizza workshop using a traditional wood-fired oven.
  • Three days set aside for exploring the local area through a selection of curated trips
  • Seven nights’ accommodation and full board (breakfast, light lunch/picnic and three course evening meal) at Las Chimeneas, Mairena (WWW.LASCHIMENEAS.COM).

 

More infomation here. For enquiries about the teaching and course structure, please contact Jess or Alice on 020 8525 2890 or write to info@e5bakehouse.com  with “Alpujarras” in the subject box.

 

To book please email emmadavid@alpujarra-tours.com

Tree planting at Monewden, Suffolk

E5 Bakehouse has been making a foray into farming, our objective is to increase biodiversity, farm organically and lock up carbon. One definite means of achieving this is by planting trees.

 

To this end we are planting hedgerow and traditional orchard trees, in an agroforestry system, with support from the Woodland Trust. We have 6000 trees arriving imminently.

 

It’s a daunting task alone, but together it feels much more achievable.

 

Come and join us in Monewden to help plant trees together. We will lay on hot drinks, plus warming soup and bread.

 

Dates;

Saturday 25th January

Saturday 15th February

Saturday 7th March

 

Address;

Cherry Tree Farm, Monewden, Woodbridge, Suffolk

 

If interested please contact ben@e5bakehouse.com.

 

OPENING HOURS THIS CHRISTMAS

Open 24th December // Closed 25th – 27th // Reopen 28th – 31st // Closed 1st

Makers Market 2019

Come and join us on Sunday 8th December for a festive Makers Market in our backyard.

 

There will be a range of handmade goods by local designers and producers, from prints, ceramics and textiles to wine and champagne. Ideal timing to pick up a gift for someone special or to indulge in something that is lovingly and thoughtfully produced.

 

We’ll be opening up our backyard container bar with mulled cider and mince pies, and playing some funky tunes.

 

Hope to see you there!

Workshops and masterclasses

We have a range of workshops and classes available; from full day Sourdough Breadmaking classes, to evening classes in Sourdough Pizza, Flatbread and Mezze, Butter, Jam & Pickles, Cookery, and coming soon a brand new fermentation workshop!

 

Keep a look out for special guest classes too – we often run masterclasses with experts from around the world who want to share their passions and craft with you.

 

For our full range of what’s on offer, plus class availabilty and booking check out our classes page.

 

 

 

e5 baking retreat in the Alpujarras

This coming April, for the 5th consequetive year, e5 owner Ben will be heading to Southern Spain, to lead a baking retreat at Las Chimeneas in the heart of the Apujarra mountains.

 

This retreat includes a one day Sourdough immersive, covering a range of our favourite recipes and techniques, together with a half day Sourdough Pizza workshop, using a traditional wood-fired oven.

 

Alongside the bread and pizza classes there will be 3 days set aside for exploring the local area through a selection of curated trips by our hosts David and Emma, although of course if you just feel like striking off and exploring on your own that’s perfectly fine.  Best of all, we are going in early April, so the bountiful Spanish Spring – with all its wildflowers, blossom, birds and bees – will be coming into bloom!

 

Spaces are limited to 10 people, so that there will be plenty of time for discussion and enriching learning as well as relaxation!

 

More information about the class and booking info on our classes page of the website here or about Las Chimaneaus here .

 

Christmas Opening Hours

 

Cafe

Christmas Eve – OPEN 7am – 4pm

25th December – 1st January –  CLOSED

Reopen 2nd January – 7am – 7pm

 

 

 

 

Millhouse

Christmas Eve – OPEN 7am – 4pm

25th – 28th December – CLOSED

29th & 30th December – OPEN 8am – 7pm

31st December – OPEN 8am – 3pm

1st Janaury – CLOSED

Reopen 2nd January – 7am – 7pm

Makers Market at e5

On Sunday 2nd December we’re holding a festive Makers Market in our Millhouse and backyard. We’ll be showcasing a selection of products from UK based makers and designers who have a sustainable, ethical business model.

 

As well as beautiful handmade goods, there will be organic food, festive drinks and good beats.

 

If you’re a maker or designer with a sustainable, ethical business and would like a stall please get in touch on office@e5bakehouse.com. Limited places available.

 

 

e5 staff ride to Suffolk

We had a wonderful couple of days in Suffolk: a rapid decompression that, afterwards, felt more like it had been a week. We arrived at the farm Sunday evening, around sunset, and were welcomed by Ben and Starter. There was a huge pot of split pea curry steaming over a fire. We had a look around at some of the wonderful things happening in this place: the market garden, the polytunnels, the pond with Indian runner ducks, the cabin and yurts, and the huge meadow where we pitched our tents. As it got dark, we gathered around the fire, and ate masses. Hot chocolate, and whisky, were passed around, and stories shared.

 

Three of us had set off from e5 in the morning: Luke, Sarah, and Anthony. It was beautiful weather, with sunshine and tailwinds as promised, and we made distance quickly enough to afford a detour to tiny Edwardstone to try some wild and mixed fermentation sour beers at a quietly radical pub. The roads, fields, towns, and villages we rode through were beautiful, and we started to plot next year’s ride on the way. We joined the others (there were 12 of us in all) at Needham Market and rode together for the last section to the Farm.

 

Monday’s ride to Dunwich—after a breakfast of soaked oats, berries, compote, kefir, bread, eggs, and lots of coffee—became a foragers’ journey, as we were frequently distracted by things glimmering in the Suffolk hedgerow: constant blackberries, plums, sloes, apples and pears, and wild hops. Saddlebags and pockets were stuffed with whatever we could carry.

 

After a jump in the sea to refresh, and drying off in the sun, we ended up in the beer garden of the Ship Inn with a few pints and many plates of fish and chips. All that was left was a short ride to the station and a sleep on the train, trying not to think about what Liverpool Street was going to be like during Monday rush hour.

 

Antony Powis

e5 Delivery Rider

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