Organic and Speciality Breads baked in Cambridge

Cobs Bakery Alan with loaves

CobsBakery uses local flours to produce the Windmill and Classic ranges of additive-free organic breads for delivery around Cambridge and sale at local Farmers’ Markets.  We are also pleased to supply catering outlets with our standard products or to develop bespoke items.  Everything is hand-made and delivered fresh.


This month's Guest Bread: Sourdough Spelt

Whole Spelt

An update on our spelt loaf.  The same stoneground spelt flour but now raised with a rye sour - so no baker's yeast.  A dense moist crumb in a thin chewy crust.  Flavour and texture to enhance sweet and savoury contexts alike. Spelt is an ancient variety of wheat (mentioned 3 times in the Bible) from before the days of selective breeding. Today spelt is favoured both by organic growers (since it grows without the high inputs necessary to modern wheats) and by some with a gluten intolerance who can manage the slightly different types of protein in this grain. Spelt gives a very high fibre flour since the grain has an extra coating of bran and produces a compact loaf with a mild nutty flavour. It is also very nutritious with more proteIn, amino-acids, B vitamins and minerals than modern hybridised wheat varieties.  Wholewheat breads have a low-GI.  Low-GI foods keep you feeling full and energised for longer after eating and also encourage the body to burn fat. We buy all our spelt flour from Fosters' Mill at Swaffham Prior so you can eat healthy, support a green local business and cut food miles all in one go! Read more...

About Cobsbakery

Alan and Sarah at CobsBakery

CobsBakery is Alan (the Baker) and Sarah (the Office) working together to bring you the best in fresh bread - guaranteed free from any additives, improvers or preservatives. Since baking his first loaf at home over 20 years ago, Alan has been honing his skills to the point where he launched out in business in 2004. Alan and Sarah bring their own skills to the business and work with a handful of others to bring you the best in bread. We believe it's good - we eat it ourselves! Read more...