Following the success of its pop-up outlet, The Bertinet Bakery has announced the opening of a permanent shop in Bath.
The new shop, which opened last week, will be open six days a week in January and then seven days a week from February. It will sell an extensive range of breads, tarts, cakes and pastries.
The Bertinet Bakery pop-up shop, located in The Podium shopping centre in Bath, opened from October until Christmas 2011.
It had opened in the wake of disruption to the company’s wholesale operation during the summer of 2011, when a joint-venture partner, which had been providing production space, went into administration. The Bertinet business was unaffected, but had to move quickly to set up its own production bakery to maintain its supply to delis and restaurants in the area.
Baker Richard Bertinet has also announced he will be bringing out a new book – Pastry – in May 2012.
It will focus on the methods of four different types of pastry: salted, sweet, puff and choux. Recipes range from savouries – such as Chicken and Tarragon Tart, Duck Pie and Sausage Rolls – to sweet suggestions, such as Peach and Rosemary Almond Tarts, Tarte Tatin, Pear Bourdaloue and Raspberry and Pistachio tarts.
Richard Bertinet was named BBC Food Champion of the Year 2010 for his work on bread, and is already the author of two award-winning books on baking, Dough and Crust. He runs regular bread classes at his cookery school, The Bertinet Kitchen, in Bath.