banana crumpets

Genesis Crafty – bringing the luxury of home baking to your weekly shop

I was lucky enough to be sent some samples from this modern bakery with traditional recipes. My ‘Big Pancakes’, ‘Sultana Scones’ and ‘Cheese scones’ arrived just in time for the weekend so I grilled the pancakes on Saturday morning and added a good dollop of Greek yoghurt, some fried bananas, a drizzle of maple syrup and a pinch of cinnamon to help recover from my Friday night cocktail excess. The pancakes were absolutely delicious – fluffy and airy and with a rich creamy flavour that comes from the locally produced buttermilk that the bakers add to their mix.

For lunch, we tried the cheese scones which I lightly toasted and topped with some grated cheese and onion. Again, great flavour and a nice dense but still somehow light texture. The sultana scones have gone in the freezer ready for next weekend to enjoy with some home-made apple jam (recipe to follow!) and clotted cream.

A bit about Genesis Crafty.. 

Genesis Crafty is a family business owned and run by six brothers. Originally set up by their parents in 1968, the brothers took over four decades later and have created a modern bakery but with a homemade touch – every pancake is still flipped by a baker, and they chaff every scone by hand. You can currently buy them from Ocado and Waitrose stores across the UK. For more, visit their website  www.genesiscrafty.com or follow them on Twitter @genesis_crafty

What’s your favourite sweet or savoury scone filling?

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