Inspiration

Ready, Steady... Bake!

There's nothing better than the smell of fresh baking in the oven, and in this section we highlight some of the best bakers in God's Own County.

AJ Pies was started in the back of a Yorkshire Butchers shop in 1988 and since then has gone on to be renowned for its fantastic range of Pork pies, pies, sausage rolls and pasties. The team of skilled Bakers and Pie Makers work six days a week to make sure their memorable taste experience is baked and delivered fresh daily. At Andrew Jones Pies they stay true to the good old fashioned ways of making a great Pie. Every Pie is hand crafted using the best meat and the best of local ingredients.

It is crucial at Bondgate Bakery that ingredients are pure and unadulterated and instead of being reliant on mixes and additives, Bondgate has always been about real traditional bread making using locally sourced untreated flours. Bondgate Bakery sells a range of delicious breads and baked goods from its Otley premises and over the years they have developed relationships with a number of retailers and restaurants, supplying a range of Yorkshire clients including Harvey Nichols, Leeds Bradford Airport, Arc Creations and The Tetley in Leeds.

Since 1865, Elizabeth Botham & Sons has been a family run craft bakery in the ancient port of Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast. Following original recipes, the finest ingredients are skilfully combined to produce a wide range of bakery products from Biscuits, Plum Bread and Cakes to Pork Pies.

Jackson’s Yorkshire’s Champion bread is baked in Hull from flour that’s milled in Driffield, making this one loaf that’s a true Yorkshire Champion. Every ingredient is carefully selected and blended to create a loaf that’s both wholesome and nutritious. These deliciously moreish bloomers are available in 3 varieties; white, brown and seeded, in full and half bloomer sizes. Jacksons is family owned bakery located in Hull and was founded by William Jackson back in 1851.

Julyan the Baker supplies farm shops, delis, cafés, caterers, hotels, pubs and restaurants. The official distributor of Yorkshire Baker fine pastry products. Proper food, handcrafted in Yorkshire. Their approach is unique but clear. They don’t add anything artificial and refuse to compromise on quality. Perfect pastry rolled, rested, and rolled again.

Based on traditional family recipes handed down by Great Grandma, Lottie Shaw’s goodies are to be found in the best farm shops, stately homes and traditional delicatessens throughout the country.  Beautifully baked and hand packaged with love and style, at the heart of the Lottie Shaw’s brand is a passion for quality and authentic baking with Lottie Shaw’s traditional and wonderfully sticky Seriously Good Yorkshire Parkin the star of the range.

Adèle Barnacoat, founder of Madame Crêpe, has brought the traditional skill of crêpe making straight from her native France to provide pure indulgence to your taste buds. Whilst sweet crêpes are just pure pleasure, wheat, egg and gluten-free savoury galettes are a good healthy alternative to most street foods. With a large variety of both sweet and savoury fillings, the irresistible crêpes keep both children and adults smiling and sweetly satiated.  

Songbird Bakery is a local cupcake business run by Shelley and Claire, based in the Middlesbrough & Stockton area. Making cupcakes & giant cupcakes fresh to order in your choice of flavour and design: with handmade decoration to fit your theme. They can provide cupcakes for all occasions including birthdays, weddings, christenings, congratulations, as a thank you or just because.

Sisters, Jane and Lucy Batham from Yorkshire created artisan bakery business Tarte and Berry in September 2014. Specialising in artisan bakery treats, handmade in their Yorkshire bakery, using only the best quality ingredients such as British butter, local free range eggs and Belgian chocolate. The award-winning treats include best-selling Salted Caramel Brownies, Triple Chocolate Brownies, Raspberry and Almond Bakewell and Berry Crumbles.

TC Patisserie is a family run business in Beverley, East Yorkshire. The journey began in 2007, when Thierry began making croissants, brioche and fruit tarts at home and selling them on the market. In August 2008 TC Patisserie opened, now making all bakes on the premises with a full lunch menu cooked to order. All of the patisseries that Thierry makes are available to order in larger sizes and bite size for parties or buffets.

The Patisserie Malton sits snugly at the bottom of the market square, serving morning coffee, a light lunch and afternoon tea, you'll be amazed at the range and quality of the different menus! There is also an in-house bespoke cake making and decorating department, where you can order wedding, birthday and other celebration cakes.

Robin and Nicky Jaques would like to introduce The Sawley Kitchen, an independent Yorkshire company specializing in hand crafted delights, baked in the traditional manner, using family recipes some 200 years old. A mouth-watering range of award-winning handmade tasty treats for you, your hotel, your shop, café or restaurant, your event, your friends, your family...

The Tipple Tails philosophy in life is to do things well, take the time to enjoy simple pleasures and celebrate the things that matter most. Jane Stammers is a passionate baker of yummy rich, moist cakes bursting with fruit and nuts and laced with unusual, award-winning, locally-made liqueurs for a delicious treat. Jane’s scrumptious cakes are made with lovely ingredients from local, passionate producers and long standing local and family businesses. 

Topping Pie's is a Yorkshire-based, family run bakery spanning three generations with its roots dating back to 1961 in a small butcher’s shop in Doncaster. An award winning producer of speciality pork pies, hot eating pies and quiche, all its products are handcrafted to Maggie Topping's original family recipes for a 'homemade' feel. The ethos of Toppings pies has always been about taste, premium quality, innovation and freshness - that's why the bakery uses only the highest quality ingredients, British Red Tractor pork meat and poultry in all of its products. 

The Vale of Mowbray started out as a brewery in 1796, they have since stopped brewing to concentrate on baking perfect Pork Pies which they've been doing since 1928. Made to traditional recipes, only the freshest ingredients are baked into Vale of Mowbray Pork Pies. The classic hot water pastry encases tender, cured pork, delicately seasoned with an irresistible blend of herbs and spices. All topped with a golden pastry lid and baked to mouth-watering perfection.

YO Bakehouse established 2015 is an artisan bakery based in Ryedale and is devoted to supplying retail and wholesale customers in ‘Gods own county’. Back in 2012 with just a food mixer and a shed load of determination (and black coffee), Chris’ mum Von had created the foundations for YO Bakehouse and truly started building its place within Yorkshires baked goods market.