7 Facts Croissant

7 Facts Croissant

1

Austria or French?

The kipferl, the origin of croissant, can be dated back to at least the 13th century in Austria. August Zang simplified the Kipferl in 1839 and founded his own bakery in Paris where it was popular and inspired French imitators

2

The French version of the kipferl was named for its crescent (croissant) shape and has become a universally identifiable shape across the world

3

A croissant is classified as a “viennoiserie” in france.

In France, the croissant is part of the category of pastries that the French call “Viennoiserie”, a nod to their origins in Vienna, The term viennoiserie comes from a 20th-century term for supposedly Vienna-style pastries.

4

The croissant, as we know it today, wasn't invented until the early 1900s.

Although the kipferl had firmly taken up residency in France in the 19th century, it was still a far cry from the flakey pastry we know today. The croissant, as we know it, was born in the early 20th century when French pastry chefs replaced the brioche type dough with yeast-leavened puffed pastry (Pâte levée feuilletée) dough and copious amounts of butter.

5

January 30th is National Croissant Day.

6

The Croissant became the French national product in 1920.

7

There are only eight ingredients in a french croissant recipe.

The eight ingredients that go into making a classic French butter croissant (croissant au beurre) are: butter, flour, water, milk, yeast, sugar salt, eggs,

Recycling

Recycling

At Days Bakery we give thought and time towards reducing waste. Every day we go through a lot of cups, bags and boxes. We have been working hard along Side our rebrand to make the packaging not only strong and durable but to be able to be recycled or biodegradable.
Today we are proud to say we have replaced our normal recyclable non biodegradable coffee cups with biodegradable ones.

Recycling our bags

Our bakery packaging is another item we have replaced to become more environmentally friendly. Only using recyclable paper bags, boxes. 

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Waste Bread

Zero Waste Bread

At Days Bakery we give thought and time towards reducing waste. Every loaf has its time to shine and sometimes these loaves are not sold and need to be thrown away.
To make this process more eco-friendly and sustainable we have signed up to Biogen Bygrave. This means any leftover bread can be made into biogas which is captured and fed into super-efficient gas engines to generate renewable electricity for the grid. What remains is a valuable biofertiliser which we put back into the land to grow more crops.
So our bread not only powers you throughout the day but also powers your home.

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Sourdough

Sourdough Bread

One of our favourites at Days Bakery has to be the sourdough. We make and bake sourdough almost everyday and we still love it. At Day Bakery we have been making sourdough in our bakery in Hertfordshire for 100s of years. In short, nothing has changed, still the same recipe, still hand made and still left to prove in the same shaped baskets.

Freshly baked

All of our bread is hand made and baked in our local village bakery in Ashwell. We like to bake our bread daily so it is as fresh and tasty as possible.

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend 2022

Platinum Jubilee

At Days Bakery we are celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a collection of Jubilee biscuits and Jubilee chocolates. Find the selection of Jubilee treats in a Days Bakery near you with the location at the bottom of the page.

Platinum Jubilee Biscuit

Celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with our exclusive Platinum Jubilee collection.

Platinum Jubilee Biscuit

Celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with our exclusive Platinum Jubilee collection.

Platinum Jubilee Biscuit

Celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with our exclusive Platinum Jubilee collection.

Platinum Jubilee Biscuit ​

Celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with our exclusive Platinum Jubilee collection.​

Platinum Jubilee Biscuit ​

Celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with our exclusive Platinum Jubilee collection.​

jubilee Opening Times

Baldock Deli 
& Bakery

01462 893322


7 High Street 
Baldock
Herts SG7 6AZ

Mon to Saturday

7:00am - 3:30pm

 Closed On

Thursday 2nd June
Friday 3rd June

Buntingford Bakery

01763 271722

28 High Street
Buntingford Herts
SG9 9AQ

Monday to Friday
7:00am - 3:30pm

Saturday
7:00am - 3:00pm

 Closed On

Thursday 2nd June
Friday 3rd June

Hitchin Bakery

01462 453581

Cambridge Road 
Hitchin Herts 
SG4 0JN

Monday to Friday
7:00am - 3:30pm

Saturday
7:00am - 2:30pm

 Closed On

Thursday 2nd June
Friday 3rd June

Codicote Deli
& Bakery


121 High Street
Codicote
Hitchin SG4 8UA

Monday to Friday
7:00am - 3:30pm

Saturday
7:00am - 2:00pm

 Closed On

Thursday 2nd June
Friday 3rd June

Hitchin Bakery

01462 337480

4 Redhill Road
Hitchin Herts
SG5 2NQ

Monday to Friday
7:00am - 3:30pm

Saturday
7:00am - 2:30pm

 Closed On

Thursday 2nd June
Friday 3rd June

Royston Bakery

017632 42028


1 Fish Hill 
Royston Herts
SG8 9LD

Monday to Saturday
7:00am - 3:30pm

 Closed On

Thursday 2nd June
Friday 3rd June

014627 35353

3 Brook Street
Stotfold
Herts SG5 4LA

Monday to Friday
7:00am - 3:30pm

Saturday
7:00am - 2:00pm

 Closed On

Thursday 2nd June
Friday 3rd June

01920823022

24 High Street
Standon Herts
SG11 1LA

Monday to Friday
7:00am - 3:30pm

Saturday
7:00am - 2:00pm

 Closed On

Thursday 2nd June
Friday 3rd June

The Bakery

At days bakery we have been baking night and day to get the Jubilee collection of biscuits right. We are looking forward to being part of local village celebration in Hertfordshire Cambridgeshire and Essex.
Bakery menu location hertfordshire

Easter

Its time easter

Hot cross bun season is finally here. This year Days Bakery are baking to the next level to make these tasty buns even tastier. Everyone likes their hot cross bun to be as fresh as possible which is why we make and bake them all in our bakery. Make sure you try our lightly spiced Hot Cross Buns ready and fresh for Easter.

Easter Biscuits

our traditional Easter biscuits.

Simnel Cake slab

Simnel Cake is a rich fruit cake with a layer of Marzipan through the middle and on top.

Hot cross buns

Soft, yet dense with a deliciously spiced flavour from cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

Hot Cross buns

Once again its that time of year were we are baking these delicious Hot Cross Buns. Hot Cross buns go way back even before Days Bakery. They are thought to be as old as the medical times and were traditionally made in around the time of good Friday Years later we still love Carefully making, baking and eating these lovely buns.

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake is a rich fruit cake traditionally eaten at Easter. They have been known since Medieval Times. The legend says that Simon and Nelly fell out over how to make the cake hence the name.
It has a layer of Marzipan through the middle and on top. On a full Simnel cake 11 Marzipan balls are used to decorate the cake symbolising 12 Apostles minus Judas Iscariot. For the slab and slice Days bakers have flamed the top

Stay Healthy Multiseed Bread

Healthy With Our Multiseed Bread Range​

Delicious and Healthy
with our Multiseed Bread range

Make your New Year's resolution delicious and healthy with our multiseed range. Stay healthy by supporting your digestive health and your immune system without losing the taste. Baked daily by artisans in Hertfordshire.
Bread

Supports
Metabolism

Healthy wholemeal Bread

Maintains Normal
Teeth & Bones

Healthy wholemeal Bread

Supports immune
system

Bread Days Bakery

Protein
per 100g

Bread is good for you

Good for
your Gut

Healthy With Our Multiseed Bread Range​

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Christmas Is Coming

Christmas is coming

We are baking for Christmas this year like never before with all the Christmas the treats begin baked in are Ashwell bakery at this moment. We have our classic cakes, bakes and puddings. See our Christmas menu to indulge in our tasty Christmas treats.

Baking For Christmas

We have been working hard over the past few months working on our range of Christmas treats. Now we have a range of Mince Pies, Christmas Cake, Christmas pudding and many more. They will be available in a stores in the next couple of days.

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Fresh Pressed Juice

Brownies By Post

We are proud to announce that we now buy our baked brownies online and receives these to your door by post. All daily and freshly baked in our village bakery in Ashwell. 

Millionaire Brownie

Peanut Butter Brownie

Original Brownie

Daily Baked Brownies

We have been working hard over the past few months working on our range brownies, and now we have a range of chocolate brownie, peanut brownie and ---- brownie. They will be available by post or click and collect in a selection of stores across Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

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