Baltic Bakehouse – Liverpool
Having tried some of Baltic Bakehouse’s fantastic bread when at Furrow for breakfast, we decided to head to Baltic Bakehouse for lunch before leaving Liverpool. Set just out of the city centre in the Baltic Triangle, it’s not the easiest place to find – but I promise it’s worth the journey.
Baltic Bakehouse keep it simple with five dishes on their lunch menu, three of them changing regularly. While the Pesto, Tomato and Mozzarella sandwich sounded great, all three of us were swayed by the Ultimate Grilled Cheese. The description of the dish was enough to make me salivate – mature cheddar, comté, leeks and onions were melted between two slices of Baltic Wild, their fabulous sourdough bread. Dad also ordered the soup of the day, and we sat at one of the rustic tables to wait for our food.
The sandwiches arrived looking gorgeously cheesy, and I dived into mine as soon as possible. There are no words to describe the next 15 minutes – some of the most joyous of my life – as I ate what can only be described as THE. BEST. CHEESE. TOASTIE. EVER! The gooey mix of strong, acidic cheddar and sweeter comté was blissful, with the smooth leeks and sharp onions cutting through the overwhelming cheesiness. To top it all off, the bread was chewy and crusty – the perfect companion for the gorgeous mix inside. It was difficult not to devour the toastie, but I also felt it was important to savour it as I wouldn’t be able to have it again in the near future.
Dad’s soup was fine, but couldn’t emerge from the shadow of that fantastic toastie. Mum and I also split a Lemon Cream Puff – light choux pastry filled with incredibly light, fluffy, lemony cream. The perfect cake to eat after the heavy toastie, it was definitely another winner.
There are no words that will ever do the Ultimate Grilled Cheese justice – it was simply incredible and it’s probably just as well I don’t live in Liverpool, or my health would be in serious trouble!