Bread and Jam!

JamWe have invited Ian Thurgood, Joint Managing Director of Wilkin & Sons to launch our blog page after he admitted that he likes to bake bread at home!

Here he tells us a little more about this passion and Tiptree’s involvement with the awards.

“I’m not sure we do really make our own bread as we use a bread-maker. Either way, we end up with ‘real’ bread and we do know exactly what’s gone into it. Just a few minutes prep, then leave it to its own devices for four hours. The biggest challenge is to let the bread stand when it’s done and not be tempted to cut warm, nutty slices off straight away.

Just like learning any skill, we’re becoming more adventurous with each success – next thing is to try making sweet honey bread, just for raspberry seedless preserve or bitter orange marmalade.

We are delighted that Tiptree preserves from Wilkin & Sons will be headline sponsor of the World Bread Awards.

The first Tiptree preserves were made in 1885 and Tiptree jams and preserves are now sold across the world, many of them made with fruit still grown on their farms in Essex, including 150 year old mulberry trees and quince from their own orchards. Tiptree are proud holders of a Royal Warrant from the reigning monarch since 1911.”

What’s your favourite fruit jam to have on homemade bread warm from the oven? Raspberry, Strawberry, Apricot?