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Pete Welbourne's Lincolnshire Plum Bread

Welbourne's Lincolnshire Plum Bread Poster A few years ago, Pete Welbourne retired from Welbourne's Bakery in Navenby, Lincolnshire, a family business dating back well over a century. Pete's grandfather, Cornelius Welbourne, started making Lincolnshire Plum Bread over 112 years ago and the recipe has changed only once since then, replacing lard with vegetable fat.

Although Pete has retired from the full-time running of the bakery, he has retained the manufacturing, selling and distribution of the family's Lincolnshire Plum Bread.
Despite being called Plum Bread, it does not actually contain plum, but raisins, currants and diced peel. Historically, drying fruit was known as "pluming", hence the name.

Welbourne's Lincolnshire Plum Bread has a long shelf life of 3 months and does not need refrigerating. Indeed some say it improves with keeping. Once opened, it will retain it's texture and moistness as long as it is kept enclosed in an appropriate container.

Pete will be appearing at some of the food festivals we attend this year. Please see our home page for details of the fairs.

Why does such a bread appear on a Cheese website ?

Welbourne's Lincolnshire Plum Bread is excellent served with butter and / or cheese. The subtle sweetness and texture of the bread blend so well with classic cheeses, especially such as Stilton. Also try it toasted and sprinkled with crumbled cheese.

Welbourne's Plum Bread

The Welbourne Bakery
38 High Street
Navenby Lincolnshire
LN5 0DZ

Download a copy of Welbourne Bakery's Leaflet about Plum Bread

Lincolnshire Plum Bread by Pete Welbourne from R.P. Davidson, Cheese Factor,
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