New to Barbury Hill: Baked by Beth
Beth has been baking from her kitchen since 2016, crafting exquisite cakes that evoke the natural beauty of the Cotswold landscapes surrounding her Stroud home. With one eye on the health of her young children, Beth used her bakes to slip nuts and seeds into their diet, ultimately redesigning her recipes to showcase the very best plant-based produce. Delicate edible flowers from her garden and wholefood ingredients elevate her cakes far above the ordinary, combining vegan and refined-sugar and gluten free ingredients into something at once indulgent and virtually guilt-free.
The rich, deceptively natural bars and brownies are both work of art and delicious mid-morning or tea-time treat. From the pistachio brownie with its moreish crunch of cocoa nib, to the salted date caramel sandwiched between a raw biscuit base and dark chocolate, Beth’s bakes intrigued and delighted all at Barbury Hill. The zingy orange and fudgy date raw bars topped with her signature dark chocolate are a perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee, while the pop of colour in the pressed edible flowers lifted our mood during the afternoon slump. The only problem is deciding which tempting treat to go for, but with Beth’s carefully selected mixed box of six from Barbury Hill you can sample each one (or share them, if you can bear it!)
Simply but elegantly packed with care by Beth, the bars are posted directly from her home to yours, and can also be sent with a personalised message as a thoughtful food gift to friends and family. We like to think of them as a virtual hug in a box.
Let us know your favourites, we’re still undecided!
by Rebecca Lancaster, Copywriter
Rebecca, a talented writer, is a friend of Barbury Hill’s. When she’s not eating the best of British food and drink, she is writing about it. And when she’s not writing about it, she’s thinking about it.