Friday, 31 May 2013

Rick Stein Food Hero 2002

The Authentic Bread Company was declared a food hero in 2002 in the publication of Rick Steins Food Heroes. We also appeared on a Christmas Special 'Rick Steins Christmas Odyssey' with our award winning Christmas Pudding. Rick steins food heroes, represented a growing revolution in TV series, highlighting the importance of good food, we were particularly pleased to be part of this, as for us, quality and taste is paramount.

This traditional pudding is crammed full of plump vine fruits, plenty of organic brandy and a generous helping of Gloucestershire Stout. It was named Winner of the Organic Food Awards in 2000 and won a Bronze award in the Taste of the West 2007.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Mince Pie Madness

When it comes to Christmas, Mince pies really do sell like hot cakes! Whether your perfect pie be all butter luxury, vegan, bite size or gluten free we cater for all. Our award winning brandy-rich mincemeat (Silver Taste of the West 2004) keeps the pie moist and tender and whether the pastry be Gluten free, Vegan or All butter it is always melt in the mouth. 

In December 2009 our pies were voted as one of the top 10 best mince pies according to the Independent - 
'More of a pudding than a pie, we recommend trying these warm with lashings of cream or brandy butter. They're large, and utterly rammed with chewy, gooey, dried fruit. ' 

Other reviews include Chez Maxima- ' mince pies are an absolute delight to look at. They are very tasty, with a perfect ratio of the light crumbly buttery shortcrust pastry to the mincemeat, and they are organic, which is an added bonus.'

Goodness Direct Blog- 'They've been making waves in the festive food market for a few years now and their vegan mince pies are rated as some of the best you can buy.'

Energy Saving Ovens 2011

The Authentic Bread Company has always striven to be an environmentally conscious business, being Organic ensures the use of environmentally friendly and animal friendly farming methods under strict regulations. We also participate fully in recycling services and minimising land fill with a 'manufacture to order policy' and also incorporate a range of Eco-minded packaging. The installation of wood burning ovens has been a big step in significantly reducing our carbon output.

As quoted in the Renewable Energy Progress Report: South West Annual Survey 2011

'During June 2010 the Authentic Bread Company, suppliers of the Abel and Cole brand, replaced two electric bread ovens with two wood pellet burning rack ovens. Each oven has a 50 kW output and together are expected to save approximately 55 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. The new system was installed by Bakewell Ovens Ltd, currently the only installers of their type within the UK. The Authentic Bread Company is now being used as a national example of how bakeries throughout the UK can reduce their electricity bills and carbon footprints.'