'Bread Angel' Michelle bakes fresh, real bread every fortnight in her home north of the city and cycles into St Martin's Square to sell from her 'Bread Bike'.
Different bakes are offered every bake day, with loaves and buns at the heart of the bake. Sourdoughs, sweet doughs, savoury slower yeasted doughs and a wide variety of exciting ingredients are used to make proper bread you just won't find in the supermarket.
Made slow, as it should be, some people find it easier to digest too! Locals can sign up to the email list so they know the day before what will be on the bike and you can also follow Planet Leicester Bakers on social media for alerts.
Michelle uses locally milled windmill flour from Rutland, as well as other finer milled flour from Shipton Mill in Gloucestershire. Sometimes herbs and vegetables from the home garden are included and the micro bakery also uses honey from The Bee Farmer in Ashby. Planet Leicester Bakers is part of the Leicester Amalfi Lemon Cooperative which means gorgeous lemons direct from Italian lemon groves are used in some breads.
Planet Leicester Bakers supports the Slow Food Campaign, is committed to quality food and aims to widen the food experience of local Leicester people and visitors to our amazing city.
Michelle also offers special bakes to order (minimum prices apply), bread training and events, community projects, team building and public speaking services. Check out the website for more information or just get in touch.
If you want to taste Michelle’s bread for yourself, check her social media channels to make sure you’re in town for her fortnightly pop-up in St Martin’s Square.
(Photos of Michelle by Ursula Kelly, Soft Box Studio)
St Martin's Square, Leicester LE1 5DG