Knead & Prove

Last week I spent the loveliest morning with Rachael and Laura from Knead & Prove. It was so interesting to learn a little bit more about their daily bread making routine.

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Rachael and Laura launched Knead & Prove early this year but you may know Rachael previously from The Frothy Whisk. Together they make the most amazing sourdough loaves using a basic but very successful recipe of salt, water an flour.


From the moment I stepped into their very warm bakery I knew there was something special about these two! The atmosphere was relaxed but hard work was being put in. They both had a full day of shaping and baking ahead of their weekend of local markets.



Knead and Prove is based in Bangor and from their bakery they complete orders of bread for a number of local coffee shops in Northern Ireland including The Guillemot in Bangor and Cafe Cuan Belfast.
They have a huge passion for what they do and love supporting local by trying to use local ingredients and by stocking these great local spots.
I am a sucker for business that offer a small menu but do it so well! These guys are no different. They are definitely a quality over quantity type of business that offer a handful of flavoured loaves and do so at the highest quality. I am always trying to get my hands on their Garlic and Tomato Sourdough Loaf.


You can pick up a Knead & Prove Loaf at The Drawing Room in Bangor or if you order a few days in advance you can collect from their bakery in Balloo.

They also sell fresh loaves at a number of local markets.. Keep a lookout on their socials to see when their next upcoming markets are.


If your close any of the markets.. GO and support local makers and have a chat with Rachael and Laura, they are so friendly and always happy to talk about their bread and answer and questions you might have!

I am a real sourdough convert and it is thanks to these guys… As someone who has a slight intolerance to bread I find sourdough so much easier to eat due to its simple ingredients. Knead & Prove put a lot of time and effort into each loaf to provide a fresh and tasty outcome. I definitely recommend a grilled cheese sandwich with their Garlic and Tomato loaf... Its hard to beat!

You get in touch with Rachael and Laura through Facebook or by Email.
Make sure to follow them on Instagram to see regular updates!