If your dad is the best thing since sliced bread, then you might want to consider a visit to Sloane Square's Poilâne bakery which is offering a gift that's a crust above the rest for Fathers' Day. The French bakery will deliver a round of their traditional sourdough bread, complete with individual message, direct to your dad’s door for £25.10. The bread arrives in a large box; as you pull back the lid, the loaf makes an impressive sight with tumbling wheat sheaf decoration made from dough and a personalised message scrolled across the top. It might sound a little bit of an odd combination - dad and dough - but it’s a delicious way to make a gesture on father’s day. A traditional bread from Normandy in the North of France, the sourdough bread is made from stone-ground flour, sea salt from Guérande and baked in a wood-fired oven. You might also want to buy your dad a decent bread knife however, as Poilâne’s four pound loaves are enormous - and a sub-standard knife just won’t cut it.
by Lisa Harris