There was a big knock at the the other day which lead to a cheery man at clutching a bag of goodies from The Polish Bakery.
I have to admit I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to Polish cuisine so I wasn’t to sure what to expect in my parcel.
The Polish Bakery has been running since 2003 and produces handmade bread, buns, rolls, cake, doughnuts and even birthday cakes with authentic recipes and ingredients directly from Poland.
My parcel included a loaf of their premium white bread, rye bread with prunes and a delicious cheesecake.
Frankie who has multiple allergies was over the moon that he could eat the rye bread and claimed the whole loaf to himself!
It was a perfect combination of ingredients and the juiciness of the prunes added a really good soft texture to a drier style of bread.
The premium bread was beautifully soft and kept for much longer than most fresh breads.
I saved the best for last with the delectable cheesecake. There was in fact a bit of an argument over the last slice!
The cheesecake looked more like a tiramisu and was a delicious creamy cake with a delicate chocolate taste.
I didn’t imagine their products to be that different to the style in British bakeries but I was very pleasantly surprised and will certainly be going back for more!
Over the summer we spend the majority of time eating out of a picnic hamper. I love eating outside on the go but it can become a little boring if you don’t try out different things to add.
We had our first camping trip over the Bank Holiday and I wanted something tasty that would feed us all, take up limited space and not create lots of rubbish to throw away.
I have seen lots of breads that are filled with yummy ingredients and wanted to give it a try with all the things we love.
Here is my recipe for my ‘tear and share’ bread that was a hit with us all.
Tear And Share Picnic Bread
- 1 large loaf of tiger bread
- 2 balls of sliced mozzarella
- 120g antipasto selection platter
- 285g jar of drained and chopped chargrilled peppers
- 285g jar of drained and chopped sundried tomatoes
- 50g grated cheddar cheese
- 400ml mayonnaise
- 3 cloves of crushed garlic
- 1tsp dried oregano
- 1tsp dried thyme
- 1tsp dried rosemary
- Cut 2cm slices into the tiger bread stoping just before the bottom.
- Mix together the mayonnaise, garlic and herbs and spread a generous amount into each side of the bread.
- Into each section place a mixture of meat, mozzarella cheese, peppers and tomatoes.
- Once it is all nicely filled sprinkle the top of the bread with cheddar cheese and place under the grill on a low heat for around 5 mins to melt the cheese and allow all the filling to mingle together.
- Once cooled wrap in brown paper and pack up ready for your picnic.
After school my children are always both bored and hungry; so to avoid sticking them in front of the TV with a snack tonight we killed two birds with one stone and prepared our own snacks.
Painting bread is super easy and loads of fun. It also requires very little equipment so I’m sure you will all have the bits indoors to get started.
Firstly get yourself some small pots and mix together some milk with a few drops of food colouring to create the colour that you would like.
We used oat milk so it would be ok for number fours allergies, but any milk would work.
Next grab some white bread and paint brushes and get to creating whatever design you wish.
Once they have created their master piece then allow to dry a little before toasting.
As you can see number four was not to happy with waiting!!
We simply buttered ours but you could add any topping you like. We also saved a few slices to make colourful sandwiches for tomorrow’s lunch boxes.