Ravens Bakery, Brighton

An English baker’s shop window stacked full with loaves, mixed from good flour, proved and baked on the spot in small batches by craft bakers.
Ravens is well-known in Brighton and attracts a dedicated clientele from the surrounding area, particularly as most of the supermarkets are closing their scratch bakeries and increasingly just warming up frozen product, which doesn’t have the same texture or taste as hot bread, fresh from the oven. Ravens’ hand-made Chelsea Buns are very popular, and elsewhere are now a rarity. the loaf we enjoyed is third from the left on the second shelf down on the left, a Malted Granary square loaf.
Sour dough bread is just that, ie sour; eaten fresh you can taste the vinegar, unlike English bread made with bakers’ yeast.