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Where have they gone

janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,248 Disability Gamechanger
Hi all 

Hope your all having a nice Sunday and keeping safe 

I really miss the old bakery shops where you could get fresh baked bread and pies, pastries and cream cakes 

I don't like the mass produced bread and cakes available at supermarkets 

Never see any old style bakeries around anymore I remember having to queue outside them on Saturday morning to pick up our weekend treats 

Has anyone here got a bakery near them ? Do you miss them like me ? What did you used to get from them ? 

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    We are lucky having a bakery in the village and in the nearest town, I do like "proper" bread, although M&S bread comes close.
    Pies and cakes from supermarkets are shocking.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,248 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine I need to come and live in your village do you and senior management want a lodger? 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,404

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    @janer1967 Oh me too!  There's a few near where I live, with some on the market and a few in back streets but they are increasingly disappearing  :(

    My favourite thing to get is fresh teacakes, custard tarts, gingerbread men and a warm pork pie or sausage roll.
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,248 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cher_Scope agree with the custard tarts and pork pies and sausage rolls 

    I used to like elephants feet , treacle tarts , and ours used to do hot roast pork sandwiches on home baked bread cakes 

    Making me hungry now 
  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 359 Pioneering
               We use to have one across the road when I was a child. At Christmas Miss Eddlin would put her Christmas cakes in the window where there was also a paraffin heater to keep the window from freezing up... she made the best everything from her little converted house, no health and safety in those days but we all survived  :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,676 Disability Gamechanger
    We have a bakery in our town. I agree the stuff from a bakery is nice. However you have to be willing to pay to play...£2 for a loaf of bread compared with 59p in the supermarket, or £1 for a single cake instead of £1 for 4 in the supermarket.

    I think the same about butchers. I think you get much better meat from them than you can get eat the supermarket. But again its double or triple the price.

    It seems the popular thing today, if you want to spend more money and get better quality, is farm shops, which I do enjoy but they are not quite the same. However I recommend visiting a farm shop if you have one near you. :)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,050 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not really a cake person normally, but you've got me thinking (too much) about vanilla slices, which were my weakness in a bakery.
    You all should try making your own bread.....it's easy to do, & so much better than any supermarket bread. I don't do it now as there's just me, tho I'm sure my cat Shadow would pinch some (she once ran off with a piece of my cheese & onion sandwich!) :o
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,377 Disability Gamechanger
    We have a nice little bakers nearby, but as @66Mustang mentions they are definitely dearer than supermarkets, nice produce though, yum 😋 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Where have they gone?

    When you didn’t post any opposition to that out of twin shopping centre or that nice bee big supermarket... well that’s where they have gone.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,248 Disability Gamechanger
    This was just a fun thread not intended for political opinions 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    janer1967 said:
    @woodbine I need to come and live in your village do you and senior management want a lodger? 
    sadly we converted the second bedroom into storage space
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,785 Disability Gamechanger
    One of my favourite lunches used to be a meat and potato pie on a muffin (you probably call it a bread cake, but that's a whole new debate ! )
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,248 Disability Gamechanger
    @woodbine that's some lunch never tried that one 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 874 Pioneering
    Yesss I miss those bakers too I love farmer markets as well where you get the fresh breads all different kinds x 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,377 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 11
    The best pasties I ever had were bought from a bakery in Cornwall, absolutely one hundred percent better than supermarket pasties beyond doubt.
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 754 Pioneering
    There is a local bakery in the town where I live that makes their own bread and cakes. When you have tasted fresh made cakes and bread you don't really want to go back to the supermarket bread and cakes!
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    Where have they gone?

    When you didn’t post any opposition to that out of twin shopping centre or that nice bee big supermarket... well that’s where they have gone.
    Shopping habits change, we need the big supermarkets.

    Doesn't mean we cant moan about missing a proper bakery!

    I got a breadmaker,  fresh, tasty bread without the effort...lol
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,248 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cress I used to have a breadmaker might have to invest in another one 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    janer1967 said:
    @Cress I used to have a breadmaker might have to invest in another one 
    I'm very much enjoying crusty Poppy seed bread with marmalade at the mo...
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    Toasted of course...
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,248 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cress I used to leave mine on overnight so was warm and ready for morning only trouble is smell of fresh bread was too irresistible 

    Now I live in bungalow would smell it as soon as I woke up may even wake me up lol 

    BTW good luck for your son coming home sounds like he is doing well and glad things have been put in place for your safety too 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    I know @janer1967 !
    I can never wait to eat it, keep burning my fingers cutting into it while it's still hot lol

    Thanks to you too for your kindness janer.
    Hope you're doing ok...everyone will hopefully be feeling a bit better with lockdown easing.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Member Posts: 3,883 Disability Gamechanger
    I miss all the lovely Little shops the personal service and the lovely things they sold now its all big zuper markets and mass produced  and you find several people wearing same cloths as you lol x
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,229

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    Bakery have become less common haven't they these days? When I was young we used to have one right by our school and would frequently nip by there on the way home for an iced finger or sausage roll. 

    Luckily, there is one next to where my partner works and they sometimes let her, and other staff at her workplace, have freebies of things they need eating up. 
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  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,151 Pioneering
    I've got quite a few in my town, pound bakery and Greg's and independent bakers. It is cheaper at supermarket, apart from pound bakery they do 2 sausage rolls a pound, their vegetarian ones are nice. What I do find hard to buy is fresh yeast for when I make naan bread.
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