The Rutland Plum Shuttle

The Rutland Plum Shuttle

The Rutland Plum Shuttle
Hambleton Bakery, has launched a new ”Plum Shuttle”. A traditional Rutland product, this is the first commercial production of the Plum Shuttle since 1890. Hambleton Bakery owners Julian Carter and Tim Hart dreamt up the idea as way to contribute to the county’s 20th anniversary of Rutland’s independence celebrations.

The limited-edition Plum Shuttle is available from 16th March to 30th April 2017 in any Hambleton Bakery store for £1.50. Stores are located in Exton, Oakham, Stamford, Market Harborough, West Bridgford and Oundle. For addresses and opening times click here. The shops are open 6 days a week in Market Harborough, Oakham, Stamford, Oundle, Exton and West Bridgford. All of the bakery shops stock the full range of artisan breads, cakes and savouries.

How it is made
The Plum Shuttle is a yeast-leavened bun made in a hand-filling oval shape, said to mimic the shuttle that the hand-weavers of the Vale of Belvoir used. The dough is enriched with butter and currants flavoured with ginger and Caraway seeds. The buns are made like bread, kneaded, risen, knocked back and kneaded again, then glazed with beaten egg. Ingredients: plain flour, currants, butter, salt, yeast, warm water, warm milk, 1 egg, ginger, caraway seed.