Hungarian Baker’s French-Style Sourdough Wins UK’s Best Bread Title
Hungarian baker István Nádházi and his wife are running a small artisanal bakery near Bournemouth and their french-style sourdough has recently won the overall and real bread campaign and became the best loaf of bread in the UK at the World Bread Awards.
Nádházi told The Telegraph that they use 90 percent white flour and 5-5 percent of wholemeal and whole rye and they stoneground it when making their organic sourdough bread. He said:
These days, people are much more interested in buying sourdough and ‘real’ bread. It’s good for the the gut, better for balancing your blood sugar, easier to digest, lower in calories, and contains fewer chemicals and preservatives.
Nádházi moved to London from Hungary in 2011 and started to work in Gail’s Bakery before opening their own business, M’s Bakery on the countryside, in Pokesdown, near Bournemouth. He and his wife are baking everything from scratch with just one other employee in the bakery.
Nádházi and his wife at the Award’s ceremony (photo: M’s Bakery Facebook)
Nádházi’s sourdough was judged by a panel of 90 master bakers, including stars of the bread-baking world such as Dr John Foster of BBC’s Victorian Bakers.
The Hungarian baker was crowned both winner of the Real Bread Campaign award and overall winner of the awards, which besides the acknowledgement, came with a prize of 1500 pounds (HUF 500,000). Prizes were also awarded for categories including best ciabatta, best ‘Great British White’ loaf, and best fruit bread.