I believe I’ve found the best bread in the world. Probably. This unassuming loaf from the Station Bakery in Criccieth is sold in corner shops around north Wales. There’s no special deli, its not expensive (70p) but it is the perfect bread for making toast.
Being very thin slices it toasts quickly. It ends up as a real crisp slice with a taste which is supportive to sweet or savoury toppings.
It’s not an overpowering or complicated taste, not doughy and not flashy in any respect. In fact the only fault I can find is that it’s not available to order online or, as far as I can discover, available in the north west.
I think the freezer will need a shelf clearing the next time I return from a trip to Snowdonia.
I couldn’t even find a website for this bakery but it can be found at High Street Criccieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0RN. 01766522118