Plum bread does not actually contain any plums. Shocker.
However, pork pies and custard tarts do contain the protein they are named after. Thank goodness. Though after eating the pork pie at Lakings, I don't care what it's made out of so long as it never stops. Ever.
It was the second day in Louth, England. The BF gets a bit spazzy about food he hasn't had in a long time. We walk into this place, his favorite place, the temple at which he worships, to buy a sausage roll. Or two. But did we stop there? No. A custard tart, curd tart, mincemeat pie and plum loaf later, we finally escaped the rapture of Lakings. This would become a mantra of mine.
Nearly every day, I walked to Lakings in the morning under the guise of getting some milk or bread or whatever lame excuse I could mumble. I knew what time they were open and I would sneak out of the house. Once at the counter I would order: custard tart, pork pie, sausage roll, plum bread.
When I got the goods home, I would have to strategically hide them so the boys didn't eat it all. Once, I returned to find my morsels uprooted and devoured like truffle-seeking pigs. I cried a little. Then, I knew to hide it under the cauliflower. Sometimes I would put a decoy curd tart at the front of the ice box so they would not dig further. It worked.
I've lost count of how many pork pies I've purchased from this place.
I used to live and work near this traditional old-fashioned butcher's shop and I was always bowled over by the love people had for the place! It's clean, light and airy inside and sells a wide range of foods as well as meat - lots of pastries and pies and the popular range of freshly made sandwiches.
We ordered our organic Copas turkey from there last Christmas, which was delicious, and the butcher couldn't have been more helpful when we made our choice. I also highly recommend a Lakings sausage roll as a hangover cure!
The sandwiches here are to die for. Of course, its not mainly a sandwich shop, but its just the first thing I think of when people say Lakings. They also stock a lovely variety of meats and cheeses and at this time of year, biscuits, jams, honey etc which make lovely gifts or hamper fillers. The prices are very reasonable for the quality. My personal favourite from here was always the duck breasts. However as I mentioned at lunch time they also have a sandwich and hot food area, selling various lunch time favourites. Definitely one of the best butchers in town.
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