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Yesterday, whilst the boys were at school, Dan and I stole a precious hour for lunch together in the sunshine.  Something we don't get to do very often. We chose to wander down to Temple Meads Railway Station in Bristol to eat at a hidden gem.

Harts Bakery resides in an old railway arch beneath the station.  Beautifully renovated, painted in a pale jade colour tongue & groove, it houses the kitchen bakery, renowned around these parts for the best baked sour dough and sumptuous custard tarts.  Plus a small cafe area where customers can eat the baked treats with the best coffee care of Extract.  

Dan and I sat in the April sunshine, and devoured a pancetta and blue cheese pasty (him) and spiced lentil soup (me).. served with crusty sour dough bread.  It was bliss.

The first I learnt of Harts Bakery was a few months back when my father in law attended the Bread & Breakfast Workshop.  Saturday evening he went along and learnt how to make a Sour Dough loaf, croissants and pastries.  The next morning he returned to bake them after a night of prooving.  

We were lucky to sample his hard work, by having brunch delivered, eager to share the fruits of his days work.  The standard of his baking was incredible and doubly delicious.  Rufus remarked that they were still warm...mmmmm.

(and yes The Dude Abides - The Big Lebowski)

10 comments:

  1. Oh wow Lou, thanks so much for telling me about this wonderful sounding place! Definitely top of my list of places to go with Frank - anywhere where the Dude is known to Abide has got to be good. Happy weekend lovely lady! xx

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  2. That crumble slice looks amazing! Just found your blog and so happy I have!

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  3. Looks Delicious! I fancy some of that soup right now!

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  4. ooo!that place looks lovely - I like the sound of the apple and sour cream crumble! I've just started off a sour dough culture, i've yet to use it, although earlier in the week it almost exploded and started escaping out of the kilner jar!

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  5. Looks delicious. I shall try it next time I am down that way. I also tried sourdough recently and it didn't really work. The bread was a bit like a brick. A lot like a brick in fact. I think I also need lessons.

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  6. Oh wow! Can't wait to try this place x

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  7. Thanks for the top tip Lou... indeed a hidden gem. Me and the mister hotfooted it down there yesterday after dropping the bigguns off at a birthday party, before going to the (Not Remotely) Affordable Art Fair. Harts was a hit. And I loved the bread inspired pop group names on the board. Much mirth...xxx

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  8. So hungry looking at his post!

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