Holtwhites Bakery at 5:00 a.m. is a lively place. Even though extremely busy, owners/operators Richard and Kate and their staff took the time to explain their artisan baking processes, answer our questions, and make room for us to take pictures.

And let us taste delicious samples.

Bakery finished bread

At Holtwhites they are working flat out, practically around the clock, until Christmas Eve to full all the holiday orders — for example 5,000 orders for Christmas Puddings.

Bakery visit 2013 12 17Steve Reszetniak, lives in Enfield and arranged for this bakery
visit, and Grover Click examining the Chelsea buns for regular
spacing of currants and no traces of seeds from the Nigella buns