Hitchin Bakehouse is a micro-bakery based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Run by Nick and Johannah Boggon, we produce a range of sourdoughs and other slowly made breads.
We use organic ingredients where possible and do not use additives, enhancers or preservatives. Our breads are made from stoneground flour, water, sea salt and either our ‘mother’ starter or fresh yeast. The only other ingredients are natural flavours – nuts, seeds, olive oil, cheese, herbs.
The other major ingredient in our bread is time. Time = taste. The longer and slower you let dough develop, the more the flavour improves. Our breads typically take anywhere between 12 and 18 hours from the moment we mix the first dough to the time the loaf comes out of the oven.
Being a micro-bakery we only bake at the weekends, and we bake to order. In addition to our range of breads that are available every weekend, look out for the weekly specials. Please check the products page to see what is available this week. If there’s something you’d like us to make, please ask and we’ll see what we can do!
Orders can be collected from our house in Hitchin on Saturday or Sunday mornings (depending on the bake day), or we can deliver within Hitchin only, and subject to a minimum order value of £5.00 (equivalent to two large loaves).
We believe passionately in good, honest bread which is a mile away from the mass produced, additive-laden, flavourless, crustless loaves that are sold in supermarkets and most chain bakeries. We are proud to support the Real Bread Campaign who fight for better bread in Britain.