The deli charcuterie range gets even better!

We’re very excited about the latest additions to our deli charcuterie range: free range woodland pork reared by Grassfruits in nearby Riccall and prepared by charcuterie and salami legend Chris Wildman.

So far we’re selling Yorkshire Gin Coppa – the super-tasty shoulder cut which Chris cures using repurposed gin botanicals from the Yorkshire Dales gin company. It’s the cold meat equivalent of rib-eye of a cow and ready to eat straight from the pack. You’ll find it’s the perfect complement to Haxby bread, a cheese board and a bottle of red.

We’ve also got our hands on some Oak Smoked Dry Cured Wildman bacon, smoked at Chris’s Holy Smokery to produce bacon which makes a sublime sarnie when it’s paired with Haxby bread.

We love Grassfruits because it’s a small farm producing ecologically sustainable, healthy and nutritious produce. Its pork comes from pigs that run free through the forestry on the Escrick Park Estate, feeding mostly on Himalayan balsam and bracken.

Its back bacon has slightly more fat than you might find in the supermarket, and it’s cut nice and thick. Ideal for getting that perfect crispy bacon and leaves just enough fat in the pan for fried egg, bread or both.

We’ll soon be expanding our range to include Grassfruits British salami and more of Chris Wildman’s epic smoked and dry cured range. Pop in and give it a try!

 

Pick a pretty posy for mum

Show your mum (or grandma) you care by picking a pretty posy from Haxby Bakehouse today or tomorrow.

We’re supporting fellow local and independent business the Little Bear and Bird Flower Company by selling their tulip and daffodil posies in the run-up to Sunday.

A daffodil and fern posy costs just £2.50 and the pink tulips edged with yellow are £5. Both come with a cute bow and are beautifully presented to show you care.

Team them with chocolate from the White Rabbit Chocolatier and a Haxby Bakehouse loaf. What better way to make Mum’s day?!

Say it with Chocolate this Mother’s Day

Make Mother’s Day extra special this year by giving her a special chocolate gift supplied exclusively to the Haxby Bakehouse Deli by White Rabbit Chocolatiers in Beverley.

The small independent business hand-makes heavenly chocolate and chocolate gifts which are different enough to impress, the right size for an indulgent treat, and taste spectacular.

We love the Edible Mother’s Day cards – a 13cm square of milk chocolate (105g) with a ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ message and beautiful decorative chocolate flowers. Then there’s salted caramel bites… nine bite-sized pieces of creamy milk chocolate with perfectly-balanced salted caramel inside. We also can’t resist the ray of sunshine which is the pretty little yellow chocolate flower on a disc.

Or bring a smile to mum’s face with a Clever Cat… 135g of extra fine milk chocolate with a whole chocolate mouse inside. If dogs are more her thing, give a 130g milk chocolate Good Dog with two chocolate bones inside.

We also have a selection of chocolate bars in mouth-watering flavours, including a Mother’s Day limited edition Almond and Raspberry bar…. crunchy almond and sharp freeze-dried raspberries in rich 70% masterblended dark chocolate. Other bars include Rose & Geranium, Passion Fruit with Rose, Nuts and Raisin and ‘Aphrodisiac’ Fig & Cherry.

Come and take your pick from the irresistible range while it lasts: prices start at £3. And while we’re on the chocolate theme, don’t forget to treat yourself to a takeaway hot chocolate made with York Cocoa House hot chocolate. Choose from Classic Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Orange and White Chocolate flavours.

Bakehouse best Hot Cross Buns now in

Spring has arrived at Haxby Bakehouse in the form of our special Hot Cross Buns, baked daily with the our own recipe, using the best ingredients to make a classic Easter treat.

We make them in small batches with Yorkshire Organic flour, dried fruit and mixed peel. They’re subtly spiced, free of artificial preservatives and just sticky and sweet enough.

Some people can’t wait to get out of the shop before tucking in, others toast them and slather them with butter, jam or honey. Whatever your favourite, tag #haxbybakehouse on Instagram and share the joy!

It’s a pity we’re not travelling yet, cos legend has it that if you take a hot cross bun on a sea voyage, it will protect against shipwreck. Hang one in the kitchen, though, and it will protect against fires. And if you bake them on Good Friday, apparently hot cross buns won’t go mouldy for the following year. We haven’t kept ours long enough to test this though.

Whether you indulge as me-time treat or buy for your nearest and dearest, grab a Haxby Bakehouse Hot Cross Bun or four while you can and enjoy them with our best Easter wishes.

Heart-shaped artisan cheese – perfect for Valentine’s Day

Selection of Valentine’s cheeses at Habxy Bakehouse deli.

Staying in on Valentine’s night? How did we guess?! You can still feel the love by serving up special Bakehouse-inspired meals to make it a day and night to remember.

Baron Bigod Valentine’s cheese.

Make an impact by presenting Valentine’s cheeses, many of which are our best-selling favourites shaped into hearts to help you show you care. Pair them with Haxby Bread, crackers, Yorkshire Crisps, olives and our other accompaniments to wow at the table or make a showstopping hamper.

Baron Bigod’s Bigod I Love You cheese is an award-winning creamy Brie-style cheese hand ladled at Fen Farm Dairy in Suffolk, using the raw milk of its happy Montbéliarde cows. Serve it sliced over warm, roasted vegetables or with figs, red onion marmalade and thick oatcakes.

The eye-catching red casing of Kick-Ass Cheese (pictured above) makes this creamy, strong, extra mature cheddar a perfect Valentine’s gift. It’s produced by Procter’s Cheeses, a family business in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, and is great served with chilli jam and chilli crackers to really warm things up!

Selection of cheese crackers at the Bakehouse deli.

We love White Lake Heart of Gold cheese, a mild and distinctly creamy brie made from Guernsey cow’s milk in Somerset and crafted with care into a heart shape. Serve in a bacon sandwich or alongside our fantastic range of charcuterie from multi award-winning Lishman’s of Ilkley.

The Valentines Day special Burt’s Blue cheese is a semi-soft blue veined cheese hand-made in Cheshire using pasteurised milk. Its ‘mouldy coat,’ which can vary between greys and blues, is quite edible and makes a really striking cheeseboard centrepiece. Bake it in ham-wrapped figs – or it’s a perfect match with Haxby Bakehouse crusty bread for posh cheese on toast.

What ever your plans this Valentine’s Day, our top tip for success is to make it as cheesy as possible!

10% discount with a YorkieCard!

You can now get 10% off every bread loaf at Haxby Bakehouse by investing in a YorkieCard, a new loyalty card to support independent businesses in York.

Every independent business signed up to the YorkieCard scheme offers discounts and/or exclusive deals, so you can save yourself cash while discovering new and interesting places to shop, eat and drink around the city.

YorkieCards cost just £12 a year (£20 for two) – so it won’t take long for you to get your money back and start saving. And you’ll be supporting independent businesses by putting money into the local economy.

The loyalty cards are the brainchild of one of the directors of Haxby Bakehouse customer The Larder Club, an Italian deli on Blake Street, York. She said: “My involvement with The Larder Club meant I witnessed first-hand the difficulty businesses were facing across the city.

“I also recognise that many of us want to support local independent businesses as much as we can and the YorkieCard will help us all discover and support York’s many hidden local gems.”

To find out more about YorkieCards and buy your own, click here.

Veganuary starts here!

Vegan range at Haxby Bakehouse

Trying a plant-based diet for Veganuary? Or are you a year-round non-dairy, meat-free eater?

Either way, take your pick from our extensive range of vegan foods to make delicious and healthy meals at home. Or treat yourself to one of our hot, tasty take-away vegan options.

We have veggie burger mixes, 4 grain couscous, greenwheat freekeh and organic jackfruit. Or try our Suma tins of organic ravioli, vegan baked beans and burgers, cheesy pasta, and meatball chilli. Then there’s dolmades (vine leaves stuffed with rice) and our ever-popular Middle Eastern Houmous.

Chase away the grey-day blues with one of our warming takeaway vegan soups, made on the premises each day. They’re served with our own Haxby Bakehouse sourdough croutons which are simply heavenly, though we say so ourselves.

Phil our baker and his team make vegan focaccia daily, and our deli counter serves deliciously creamy and smoky vegan Applewood cheese. We also sell jacket potatoes with a range of vegan fillings, plus vegan toasties like Applewood cheese and red onion marmalade, made with Haxby bread, of course.

So whether you’ve resolved to eat more healthily this January or just fancy a change, pop in to the Bakehouse and give those tastebuds a Veganuary lift!

We wish all our customers a healthy and happy 2021.

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