Trade snapshot: for the love of Lammas

13 August, 2010
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Bakers across the country took part in the Lammas Day celebrations from 31 July to 1 August, baking special loaves to mark the festival of the wheat harvest.

The pictured Lammas Loaves whose name derives from the Old English for loaf mass, 'hlafmaesse' were baked by head baker Anna Griffiths and baker Katie Bruce at Ludlow Food Centre, a member of The Real Bread Campaign.

Their 'Tomato and Basil Scrumble' Lammas Loaf was named as such, because the ingredients are 'scrumbled' together and baked without a tin.

Lammas has disputed origins in pagan and Christian festivals and the loaves would originally have been made with the first grain of the new harvest.





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