Hoxton Bakehouse and how it all began

From co-workers to partners to business partners – Florence Hellier and Darren Bland of Hoxton Bakehouse took a risk that paid off. A broken oven lead to them making some of the best bread in the UK and in 2017 they bagged themselves a Produce Award.

 

In early 2018 we made the trip, to Southhampton, to see where the magic happens. Take a long look at the behind-the-scenes action at the Hoxton Bakehouse… You can almost smell the freshly baked bread in these photos by David Charbitt.

Hoxton Bakehouse and how it all began

An inspirational slogan, found taped to the wall in the very small and very busy office.

picture of motivational quote in office
Photography by David Charbit

 

 

Two handfuls of flour – a sprinkling compared to what the Hoxton Bakehouse goes through in a day.

image of hands full of flour
Photography by David Charbit

 

 

A baker’s weapon of choice, suitably covered in flour and dough.

Image of dough and dough cutter
Photography by David Charbit

 

 

From oven, to shop, to the homes of many.

The bakers are hard at work kneading and shaping the dough to form beautifully-baked goods.

Image of two bakers kneading dough
Photography by David Charbit

 

 

Perfectly-shaped buttery croissants ready and waiting to be cooked, purchased and eaten warm…

Image of raw croissants about to go in the oven
Photography by David Charbit

 

 

From oven, to shop, to the homes of many.

Image of brioche buns fresh out the oven
Photography by David Charbit

 

 

Shelves of plump, sesame-topped burger buns wait eagerly to be sliced in half, filled with a juicy patty, salad and condiments.

Image of shelves of sesame-topped bread rolls
Photography by David Charbit

 

 

A loaf of bread split in two to reveal a moist, open-textured middle surrounded by a crunchy crust.

Image of a loaf of bread sliced in half
Photography by David Charbit

 

 

Mackerel pâté with quick-pickled radishes and Hoxton Bakehouse stoneground spelt loaf.

The recipe was created by the delicious. food team to showcase the 2017 Produce Awards winning product.

Image of toasted bread, mackerel pate and pickled radishes
Photography by David Charbit

 

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