With a price tag the equivalent of 18 regular white loaves, Britain’s priciest loaf of bread has been discovered in a Cotswolds bakery.

The Shepherd Loaf has a price tag of £21, owing to a secret 55-year old recipe that includes expensive ingredients such as organic Somerset spelt flour, Cotswolds spring water and Cornish sea salt.

Up to 100 of the 2kg loaves – described by baker Tom Herbert as “a work of art” – are sold each week from Hobbs House Bakerys in Chipping Sodbury.

“It’s definitely Britain’s most expensive loaf and I know it may seem horrifically overpriced but when you taste it you really know the difference,” Herbert claimed.

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Focus On Bakery (15 May 2010)