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Amazing-Grains is a bakery, based in Olney, nr Milton Keynes, in England . We started life, as a microbakery, baking bread in the kitchen of a small cottage in Emberton, just south of Olney. We recently moved to larger premises at 17, East St. in Olney, with the potential to increase our range and volumes. Here we produce small batches, of wholesome, hand made, tasty bread with no additives, of any kind!. We're also working on developing new baked goods.

We place great emphasis on maximizing the real flavour of bread, using good flour, and cool long fermentations.
Our definition of good flour, is flour which:
          •  Contains as much European grain as possible.
          •  Has been either stone-ground by craft millers, using wind or water power,
            or
          •  If roller milled, is milled in the UK, by small family firms of millers
          •  Is either untreated, or has no additives, other than those required by UK Law, (such as vitamins and calcium carbonate in white & brown flours)

Long cool fermentation naturally increases the flavour of bread, and breaks down some elements which cannot be easily digested . Factory type processes attempt to recreate flavour, by highly mechanized mixing, adding chemical improvers, high levels of yeast, enzymes,and 'clean label' ingredients, they don't even have to tell you about. They usually make their products within an hour . We prefer to knead our doughs gently, prove them, in cool places or overnight, for full and complete fermentation. This brings out the flavour , fully develops and naturally breaks down, much of the gluten. 

We prefer to use only the minimum amount of fresh yeast, or our own cultured yeast naturally occurring on the grain and flours and in the air.
Where other ingredients are added, for flavour, i.e. herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables, we also prefer these to be, unadulterated, and wherever possible, seasonal and locally sourced.  We also  avoid additives of any kind, and particularly those designed to, and increase volumes, and ease of handling, whether they be 'natural' or otherwise.

We currently bake Tuesdays to Fridays, and are happy to take personal orders and retail these from our bakery on East St., in Olney. 

Our breads are available directly from us, or from Harvest of Olney, at Fountain Court in Olney. 
They are also baked during the day, to be freshly available from our regular 'pop-up' baskets at the following places and times.
Tuesdays between 5 & 6.30pm the The Swan Inn & Bistro, Olney
Wednesday we are at The Cowpers Oak, in Weston Underwood, between 5.30 and 6.30pm.
Thursday between 5 & 6.30pm the The Swan Inn & Bistro, Olney
Friday between 6.30 & 8.30pm Bell & Bear, Emberton
Our breads are also served in the restaurant of the Bell & Bear in Emberton.
1st Sunday of each month from 9am to 1pm at the Olney Farmers Market, in the Market square Olney

Our pop up baskets are often sold out within the hour, so we advise you to get there early, or call us in advance, on 0771 415 3267.
Please remember, we require 24hrs notice for most products, and at least 48hrs for sourdough types.

Our products range is developing all the time. Below please find just a sample of the range we regularly produce.
  • Pain de Campagne, A french style country bread made with French T65 and Stoneground wholemeal flour
  • French Stick  A shorter for of Baguette, made, the traditional French way with a 24hr poolish, and French T65 flour.
  • Crusty White Tin   A classic English loaf, made using Shipton Mill'sl organic white flour using a traditional British overnight sponge method.
  • Half 'n Half, Using 50% White, and 50% Wholemeal Flour again using a traditional overnight sponge method.
  • Foccacia with either fresh Rosemary & Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, or other seasonal ingredients. Made using French T65, enriched and painted with extra virgin olive oil, and topped with flakes of Maldon sea salt.
  • Love Mymate!, a tasty, soft, chewy, round shaped loaf, fully flavoured with a well known brand of savoury yeast extract, To our knowledge not available anywhere else. Please note we do not add salt when making this bread, so that it remains compliant with the FSA (Food Standards Agency) guidelines for reduced salt.
  • Sourdough loaves, Small or Large, long or Round naturally fermented loaves using either organic white or mixed flours in 400gr/800gr sizes Available on Wensdays, Fridays, Market or to order. (48hrs notice required)
  • Potato & Rosemary,  usually a 450 gr cob, with Rosemary freshly chopped from our garden, Baked Potato, Nigella (Black Onion) seeds, water, freshly ground black pepper & sea salt.
  • Onion & Bay, usually as a Boule, or 450 gr cob, with onions cooked with our own fresh bay leaf in milk, Nigella (Black Onion) seeds, milk, water ground black pepper & sea salt. Perfect with soups, cold meats, cheese, toasted on it's own or with butter or olive oil.
  • Brioche, a rich and classic, slightly sweet, (but not like those in any shop) loaf available to order in various shapes and sizes, but essentially comprising French T65 Flour, Local Free range eggs, and unsalted British butter, a little yeast and sea salt. An ideal accompaniment to fine savoury dishes, such as Pate. or lightly toasted for breakfast. This bread also has good keeping qualities and makes the finest bread and butter pudding.
  • Malted Grain Also referred to as Granary, but made with Shipton Mill's organic light malthouse flour
  • Riga Bread - a blend of whole & white rye and wheat flours, flavoured with caraway seeds and leavened with our own wild yeast
We love a challenge and are prepared to make most kinds of bread to order, and looking forward to adding your favourites to ours, for the ultimate bread menu!
For the latest news, pop-up events, and products, check out our Facebook page AmazingBread or follow us on Twitter @amazinggrains 
If you're from the Olney area, call us now on 0771 415 3267  to discuss your requirements, and rediscover the true taste of real bread.