Frances Quinn, well known across the UK as winner of Great British Bake Off 2013, is lending her baking brawn and creativity to RUTLAND based Hambleton Bakery – and it’s six shops across the East Midlands.
The successful award-winning bakery, which opened its doors in 2008 produces a range of artisan breads and confectionary for its stores across Rutland, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, as well as supplying a growing number of wholesale shops including delis, farm shops, pubs and restaurants in the area.
Frances, who is well known for her innovative and creative bakes launches her first product under her brand name ‘Quinntessential’, in Hambleton’s stores from Monday 27 February, along with a short video promoting her support of the bakery HERE
Master baker Julian Carter says “We are passionate about our products, which are made in the traditional way with good quality local ingredients. It’s wonderful to have Frances Quinn’s support in raising our profile locally and nationally and telling a wider audience what we do here. We felt that she could add some of her creative energy to our continual search for new bakes and could help us communicate the health and taste benefits of our bread.”
Following her recent success in breaking a world record by producing the world’s largest Jaffa Cake at Hambleton Bakery’s Exton headquarters, Frances has created two ‘Quinntessential’ versions which are in Hambleton stores this week. Her favourite, a unique rhubarb and custard creation uses seasonal rhubarb jelly and a delicious vanilla bean white chocolate coating instead of custard, together with a twist on the traditional dark chocolate orange version, using marmalade in the jelly.
“Working with such a great brand locally has been really inspiring,” says Frances. “I love what Hambleton Bakery do and the craft and passion that go into the bakes they produce.”
“Hambleton’s ethos for using local and seasonal ingredients along with the integrity of their bakes fits perfectly with my own philosophy for simplicity and flavour. The inspiration behind the first Jaffa Cake came from my record breaking attempt recently to create the largest Jaffa Cake ever produced.