80 freshly baked loaves were sold in just under 40 minutes at the Middleton Hall’s inaugural Flash Bread Sale truly living up to its name. New Catering Manager, Joanne Stoddart trained under the tutelage of Michel Roux jr, set her alarm for 4.00am to ensure she was prepared for the event.
Four variety of loaves including white farmhouse, black olive and rosemary, sun blushed tomato and basil & wholemeal were on sale for residents, staff and friends to taste and purchase. Interest in the bread sale was so large a queue formed in the Orangery well before the opening time, probably a result of the wonderful fresh bread aromas coming from the kitchen.
Jean and Norman Barr, Middleton Woods residents, commented, “The aroma when we walked into the Orangery was wonderful and it evoked many happy memories. The display was superb and it all tasted just delightful. We’re looking forward to having it for tea tonight with some strawberry jam!”
Joanne was delighted with the response to the first bread sale. “The early morning start was well worth it seeing everyone’s reaction today. After such a great success, I am sure we will see more bread sales in the near future. Middleton Hall prides itself on delivering high quality homemade, nutritious meals using fresh and local produce.”
The next homemade bread sale will be on Friday 11th April at 11:00am – remember, don’t be late!