Monday, 17 September 2012

The Pocket Bakery - Live at the Doodle Bar



I'm in Battersea, sitting in the passenger seat of the navy blue Audi A4 belonging to hack-supremo Dominic Prince, lovingly cradling a tray of hot, oven-fresh, cherry tomato and rosemary focaccia bread. I have held focaccia before in my time, but the reason for my tender manner today is that I had carefully, and with great pride, placed every half tomato (seeds and juice removed) into the soft unbaked dough the night before. And the smell that is now gently wafting from it. Oh, the smell.

Our destination is the Doodle Bar and our mission is simple; the Pocket Bakery is due to open here for the second time ever, selling a variety of fresh, 100% home baked, breads, rolls, pies, cakes and pastries. And we're a little behind schedule.