Bee & Bear Bakery was launched in May 2016 in order to provide something a little different for the gift-order market - boxes of freshly baked goods, straight from the Aga, beautifully packaged with a personalised hand-written note, and delivered nationwide at a reasonable cost.
I began by selling sweet and savoury muffins. However I introduced our gluten-free and dairy-free brownies within a few months, and they quickly became, and remain, our biggest seller. I love coming up with new flavours and ideas for them - in August 2018 I introduced vegan brownies to the range. Christmas puddings are our seasonal focus - I take orders for these from September onwards when the brandy is opened and the fruit begins its soaking, and this year we are also offering a vegan pudding.
All the baking is done by me at home in my vintage 2-oven Aga – and usually as the sun is coming up before the Bee (aged 6), the Bear (aged 4), and the youngest wake up! This means everything is baked, packaged and posted within 1-2 working days of receiving your order, and your gift recipients will be tucking into their goodies shortly after they have left the Aga.
I use free range eggs and local ingredients where I can. All the herbs used in the savoury muffins are grown in our garden at home.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions or specific requests.