A baker in Wrexham has created the golden bread – which will sell for £25 ($43) what he claims to be the UK’s most expensive loaf. Chef Robert Didier, who trained under celebrity chef Raymond Blanc made this special bread with Champagne and edible 24-carat gold. According to Robert, he’s reviving a centuries old tradition when exotic ingredients in bread were a status symbol for the lord of the manor. And as an added bonus, the edible gold reputedly also has health benefits.
“The golden bread is not something you’d necessarily want every day but for a special occasion it’s got a bit of wow factor to it,” Didier told the BBC.
“In the 1500s, the baker of the palace or the manor house would be expected to produce loaves that reflected the status of the lord or the king so lots of interesting ingredients were included,” he added.
Robert Didier, who began his career at Raymond Blanc’s bakery and patisserie Maison Blanc in Oxford, will launching his unique bread at the Hamper Llangollen food festival on October 18-19.