Thursday 2nd April 2015 is a hugely exciting date for Good Souls, and not just because it’s almost Easter. Good Souls has a new home every Thursday, from 10am to 7pm, at the Waiting Room, Colchester, selling globally inspired bakes and serving tea, coffee and cold drinks.
There will also be a wholesome lunch to accompany the week’s star bake, Bukhari bread. This week’s offerings are butternut squash tagine, jewelled cous cous, plus tomato and za’atar salad.
So what is Bukhari bread? Well, I found the recipe in the amazing Honey and Co cookbook. The bread originates from Bukhara, a city situated on the Silk Route in Uzbekistan. It’s a Unesco world heritage site and the local cuisine is said to be a treat. It’s definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.
There are many things I love about Bukhari bread. The way it looks, a spiky flatbread, scattered with nigella seeds or sesame seeds. The taste is fabulous, as is the aroma as it bakes. I also love the making – no kneading but a chance to unleash your inner Edward Scissorhands, snipping into it to create the barbs.
And I did mention it’s Easter this weekend so you can expect Good Souls to be selling Simnel cake, hot cross buns and chocolate, quite a bit of chocolate. There will also be Passover bakes including coconut macaroons and cinnamon balls. Keep an eye on the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/goodsoulsbakery) to find out what else will be on offer. Really hope to see you at the Waiting Room. It’s truly a fantastic place and Good Souls is over the moon to be able to call it home every Thursday.
Not sure where the Waiting Room is? It’s The Old Bus Station, off Queen Street, CO1 2PH.