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Cotswold Baking

Muddy says: OMG, delicious! Cotswold Baking produces stunning (and delicious) cakes and pastries for special occasions and restaurant wholesale, using experience honed from Michael Roux Snr at the Waterside Inn, Bray.

How totally delicious do these macaroons and profiteroles look?! They’re the handiwork of Paul Barlow-Heal over at Cotswold Baking. After discovering a passion for pastry aged 14, he trained under some bloke called Michel Roux Snr at the Michelin starred The Waterside Inn in Bray (er, WOW) and also ran The Falkland Arms, in Great Tew, one of the loveliest pubs in North Oxfordshire.

Cotswold Baking was created in 2011, fulfilling a lifelong dream, with a focus on top quality, fresh, local produce. The bakery creates stunning cakes and desserts for special occasions, and also supplies wholesale cakes for restaurants.

Catch (and taste) Cotswold Baking at Deddington Farmers Market and Southam Farmers Market once a month, or check Barlow-Heal’s blog on the website for more news on pop-up shops and markets.

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