Hackney Wild. Recipes from e5.
We are very excited to finally offer our long awaited book of e5 recipes, and to say this has been a labour of love is an understatement. The idea and beginnings of this book started six years ago but we’ve finally had the time and space to bring our ideas together. We decided to self-publish and have the book printed by Calverts – a local print cooperative in Hackney.
This book captures a decade of e5 Bakehouse, from the opening of the first arch, to all the intricacies of milling, farming, and creating a community surrounding our love of sourdough.
Inside the pages of Hackney Wild you will find an in-depth guide to sourdough, recipes for our favourite cakes and loaves, and stories of how e5 Bakehouse came to be.
Order your copy here.
We can’t wait to share our story and recipes with you!
Our new bakery in Poplar
Introducing Poplar Bakehouse….our new bakery and refurbished cafe, shop and coffee roastery situated in an arts and events space, sandwiched between Bartlett Park and Limehouse Cut.
We’re open daily, baking a range of sourdough, pastries, cookies and cakes, hand roasting our small batch coffee, cooking up organic lunches and serving coffee. You can order online via our webshop here, or pop in for a takeaway.
To make the journey really worth your while, we also have a range of organic veggies from our farm in Suffolk as well as bulk dispensers filled with British grains and pulses.
Open daily 8.30 – 3.30pm.
FELLOWS FIELD KITCHEN
Fellows Farm invite you to our first ‘Field to Plate’ two evenings of wood fired dinners with the option to camp and enjoy breakfast the following morning.
You will be invited for a tour of the market garden by Lughan Carr, former baker & chef turned regenerative gardener. Lughan will give some insights into the approach and challenges experienced here over his first year on Fellows.
Nicola Hordern was at Ballymaloe under the tutorage of Lughan before moving on to cook at Quo Vardis and Darsham Nurseries in Suffolk. Nicola is going to cook up the ingredients we grow along with other beautiful produce from Suffolk. Ben, e5 & Fellows founder will be baking the bread.
It’s a case of BYOB but the fridge will be to hand and ice will be available.
DATES & directions
September 5th & 19th. with arrival anytime from 3 p.m onwards.
Please find your own way to & from Fellows Farm which is located at Kings Lane, Gosbeck, Ipswich, IP6 9TS (map)
Fellows Farm vegetable meze selection served with wood fire flatbreads & farm pickles
venison haunch, ribs, & cutlets grilled over fire with salsa verde
whole stuffed squash with Autumn vegetables, emmer wholegrains, & ‘Suffolk miso’
ratatouille from the grill & seasonal salads
raw honey tart, plum & ginger sherbert, St Jude Cream
- Dinner only, 3 courses with aperitif, BYOB, £44
- Dinner, breakfast & camping, DIY tent, £88
- Dinner, breakfast and luxury bell tent, price on request (depending on options)
For any questions regarding coming and to book places please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Location: Las 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 email@example.com with “Alpujarras” in the subject box.
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Saturday 25th January
Saturday 15th February
Saturday 7th March
Cherry Tree Farm, Monewden, Woodbridge, Suffolk
If interested please contact email@example.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 .