We hand craft our ciabatta and focaccia bread
Made fresh, every day in our bakeries
Every evening we hand mix and hand shape our ciabatta and focaccia dough, to make all the bread that will be used the next day. It’s baked overnight so it’s fresh first thing for our sandwich production.
The recipe for our bread, which was first developed back in 1994, is simple, and designed primarily for one thing – to compliment a filling to make a great sandwich.
Our bread contains just 5 ingredients (extra virgin olive oil, salt, water, yeast and flour). Our dough is hand mixed, and hand shaped into each individual sandwich, every day, by us.
Canadian strong white flour
Good-old Yorkshire water
6% Olive Oil
Italian extra virgin olive oil
<1% Sea Salt
A handful of sea salt
An Italian white bread, originating from Verona, Italy.
The ciabatta, or ‘slipper’ bread is young compared to the ancient focaccia – first produced in 1982, as a sandwich bread, or ‘panino’, it’s the Italian version of the French baguette.
A Northern Italian ‘flatbread’, in Ancient Rome, ‘panis focacius‘ was a flat-shaped bread baked on the hearth; the word is derived from the Latin “focus” meaning “hearth, place for baking”.
We make 2 types of focaccia at 164 – our sandwich focaccia – simply topped with rosemary and salt, and our colourful, hearty individual topped focaccias, covered with vegetables, cheeses, meats and fresh herbs.
|Monday||08.00 - 15.30|
|Tuesday||08.00 - 15.30|
|Wednesday||08.00 - 15.30|
|Thursday||08.00 - 15.30|
|Friday||08.00 - 15.30|
We will hopefully resume our full Monday - Saturday opening schedule from September.
|Saturday||09.00 - 16.00|
|Sunday||09.00 - 16.00|