Bristol bakery rises to the occasion with new bread prover

An award-winning artisan Bristol Bakery is the proud owner of a brand new computerised baking machine thanks to a grant from the West of England Combined Authority led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris

The Mayor visited The Assembly Bakery, to see the “prover–retarder” machine in action.

Head baker Matthew Rimmer showed the Mayor the state-of-the-art machine which is fully computer programmable. The machine keeps dough cool, before turning up the heat at the perfect time to let it rise and expand. This means bakers can be sure the dough is in tip-top shape to be ready to be baked early the next day for sale.

The new machine saves time and money for the bakery and means far less unproven dough is wasted.

Matthew Rimmer said: “We’re proud of our award-winning bread. All our ingredients are ethically sourced and our products are handmade. The new prover-retarder is a real game changer saving time and space in the kitchen and cutting down on waste.”

Dan Norris said: “I’m so pleased workers at The Assembly used their loaves, and applied for a grant from the West of England Combined Authority. “It’s good to know this proving machine is just what they ‘kneaded’!”

“There’s nothing quite like the smell of a freshly baked loaf and I can personally vouch that the croissants taste delicious too. I’m also told the soughdough bread is particularly good. We have amazing skilled local people making world class products in the West of England. That’s why it is great to eat local.”

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