All of our rye breads are sourdoughs as rye flour is always at it's best when made this way. Rye Sourdough is a 100% hydration. It's mixed into a batter (rather than a dough) then it's placed in tins for a long, slow ferment. Rye bread needs to be a very loose batter otherwise you cannot achieve a good texture. The lack of gluten in the grain means you can't stretch and fold it so there's nothing to be gained by doing that. From feeding of the leaven to end produce it ferments for 16 to 20 hours before baking. It's then baked for about an hour before being cooled ready for dispatch

Large Rye Sourdough

  • There is a minimum delivery order of £20.00, that includes free delivery, or a minimum  charge of £15.00 on collections from our Cardiff chop.

The Alex Gooch Bread & Pizza Shop

Opening hours for Bread

Monday to Saturday 8.30am - 3 pm

Opening hours for Pizzas
Friday 4.30 - 8pm
Saturday 12 - 8pm
Sunday 12 - 4.30 pm

To order pizzas for collection or for any shop enquiries call 02920 397 907.  


For all other enquiries (including wholesale customers) please call our Bakery in Hay-onWye 01497 822 708


Pizza & Shop - 02920 397 907

Wholesale - 01497 822 708

Kings Road Yard, 183A Kings Rd, Cardiff CF11 9DF 

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