Ivy Cottage Classic


This thyme and sea-salt heart-shaped loaf has become a favourite at Ivy Cottage. Its moist texture resemble a herby focaccia but it’s lighter and its stunning shape make it a show-stopper for summer lunches and picnics!


National Picnic Week


If you go down to Ivy Cottage today, you’re sure of a big surprise. There’s lots of marvellous things to eat and wonderful games to play because it’s the day Ivy Cottage have their picnic!

A tasty sourdough loaf filled with layers of fresh summer ingredients: lettuce, tomatoes, mozzarella, olives, roasted peppers, all coated in olive oil and herbs.

The perfect finale to National Picnic Week.

Chestnut Sourdough


It has been raining cats and dogs for two days and June is like autumn at present.

In the store cupboard we had some pre-cooked chestnuts and, using an overnight levain, this mildy nutty sourdough came about.

Sumac and sheep cheese focaccia


A continuation of our al fresco offering: Sumac and sheep cheese focaccia, a rather rustic ‘fusion’ of Italian and Middle Eastern ingredients and taste.

A delighful crumb texture with a hint of cheese and the tart citrus of the ground berries.