Our unique ‘Chollen’
In 2006, after a career spanning over twenty years in some of the Lake District’s finest country houses, local chef Patrick Moore started More? The Artisan Bakery. It was his dream to create real alternatives to mass produced industrial food products so prolific in the modern world. From his exceptional Sourdough, to his unique chocolate stollen ‘Chollen’, made for us, quality of ingredients and exceptional baking skills typify More’s produce. Our Chollen is available at both Tebay and Gloucester Services. Patrick’s delicious Hot Cross Buns are also available in Tebay Services this Easter.
The all-important Hot Cross Buns
Hobbs House Bakery is a true family business based in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. Established in 1920, they are now into their fifth generation and the team have rightfully carved out a position for themselves as local ‘food heroes’. Said to be born with flour on their fingers, the Herbert brothers have instilled quality and craftsmanship back into baking. Their expert team use traditional methods to produce an exceptional range of award winning breads and pastries. Hobbs House Bakery’s Hot Cross Buns are available in Gloucester Services Farmshop.
Our Baker’s Simnel Cake
Our Baker, Sarah, has made very our Simnel cake. It is gently spiced with cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and balanced with a little orange oil. Sarah soaked dried apricots, cranberries, currants and golden sultanas in a local damson gin and mixed these with candied fruits and stem ginger. For the top, she decorated them with her own toasted marzipan, delicately scented with rose water, and you’ll find a mellow layer of marzipan baked right into the centre. Our Simnel Cakes are available at both Tebay and Gloucester Services.
Our Easter Eggs
Find our very own range of Easter Eggs in the Farmshop now, made in Scotland by The Cocoabean Company. Founded in 2005 by Claire Beck, they’ve worked with our Buyer, Alex, to create the range using the very best ingredients. Our Easter Eggs are available at both Tebay and Gloucester Services.