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LEKITO is an award winning microbakery, specialising in a small range of wonderful breads, tarts, cakes and buns. Ever since creation in 2014, we only use the very best ingredients and never cut corners. Everything is produced in our kitchen and baked fresh for when we need it. We don't use any preservatives, dough softeners or other unnecessary bits and pieces that commercial bakers use. We believe in first rate quality, tasty products.

We also run small, friendly baking classes!

And we have 100% 5-Star reviews on Trustpilot

(But Trustpilot are so big and powerful, they told me I'm not allowed to show you actual stars unless I pay £1500 so no pretty stars on this page I'm afraid! If you go to their site though, then you can see them. Nuts eh?!)

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Keith Kirby, founder of Lekito
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Baking & Me

MEET BAKER KEITH KIRBY 

Ever since I was a child I have been drawn to baking. I started with pastry and cakes and I still love doing that. But for the past decade or more, bread has become the thing that I love most of all. The variety and styles of bread seem endless and it’s always exciting to get out the flour and start preparing for a bake. I am part of the Bread Angels network, a group of artisan bakers who believe in real bread and baking for good.

 

It often strikes me how there seem to be so many people who only ever experience mass produced bread with little nutritional value and even less taste. Working with simple, good ingredients works every time. 

 

Making bread for my pop-up bakery stall under my Lekito brand is a great joy. The best thing of all is when someone buys a product and comes back for more, especially when they say how much they liked it. That is life affirming!

I also teach a variety of baking classes, including an 'Introduction to Bread', 'Italian Breads', 'Sweet and Enriched Doughs' and 'Introduction to Sourdough'. I do that from my home and also occasionally as a guest tutor in cookery schools.

 

In 2017, 2019 and 2022 I won gold and silver awards at the World Bread Awards, held in London.

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