Ginger Bakers sweet treats from the Lake District.
Goodness knows we need some comfort these days and my go-to remedy is always a cup of tea. Not just any brew, mind you. When my stress level is up and I am in need of soothing I turn to the loose-leaf variety, the ritual of the tea making is as calming as the drinking. When a speciality tea, cake and tea towel gift box from Ginger Bakers arrived at my door I went straight into the kitchen and put the kettle on. Within minutes I sat down to a pot of Rinaldo’s English Breakfast loose-leaf tea and a selection of mini cakes from the Ginger Bakers selection. As lockdown descended upon us, I ate two cakes. Sometimes one just needs to.
Ginger Bakers is a small artisan company based in Kendall in the beautiful Lake District. Those who have visited the lakes will know that bakeries and ginger seem to be particularly well acquainted in the region. I adore ginger so a company called Ginger Bakers has my instant attention. Small artisan companies need customer support more than ever these days as so many of the outlets they supply to have had to close. Ginger Bakers sources its ingredients locally from independent growers and producers, hence helping to support the local community. Lisa, the founder, was an art therapist who began baking in her kitchen and selling at farmer’s markets. Ginger Bakers was established when she changed career and moved to the Lake District. The company specialises in handmake cakes, traybakes, tarts. loaf cakes and baked seasonal goods.
Rinaldo’s Speciality Coffee and Tea is also based in Kendall. The English Breakfast is a blend of Ceylon, Darjeeling and Keemun leaves which are large and wiry. As I opened the box a malty aroma wafted out. The tea itself has a lovely caramel colour and sweetness.
The Ginger Jake and Chocolate Nancy are as delectable as their names. The Ginger Jake is a square of buttery toasted oats, warm with ginger. The Chocolate Nancy is also oaty but this time packed with sultanas, dried apricots and cranberries as well as coconut, almonds, and pistachios. Topped with chocolate, there is a whole lot going on here in a small square of goodness. Many of the products are available gluten-free.
Ginger Bakers has an impressive array of products to order online including a gorgeous looking damson brandy fruit cake for Christmas. They also sell brandy and orange mince pies which are very tempting plus a wide range of fruit cakes such as gin, clementine and cranberry or whiskey and orange.
I was sent the Speciality tea, cake and tea towel gift box to review which includes an attractive organic cotton tea towel, a 125g box of Rinaldo’s loose leaf tea and five squares of Ginger Bakes cakes – Ginger Jake, Chocolate Nancy, Chocolate Brownie, Caramel Shortbread and a flapjack. Priced at £20 it makes a lovely Christmas gift. Take a look at the Ginger Bakers website for many more creative bakes that will adorn your tea table over and over this festive season. You can also order speciality tea and coffee from Rinaldo’s online. The lovely people at Ginger Bakers have offered one lucky London-Unattached reader one of their speciality tea and cake boxes too, worth £13.50 – a lovely treat in the lead up to Christmas.
All you need to do is follow the rafflecopter through, remembering to answer the mandatory question by popping over to the Ginger Bakers website and finding the item you think Santa would most like left out for him this Christmas!
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Don’t forget to check out our other Christmas giveaways
- Day One you can win a limited edition hand sanitiser worth £20
- Day Two brings you two splendid bottles of Grand Mayne Wine
- Day Three is a selection of seasonal relishes from Hawkshead
There’s more to come, so check back soon!