Peter Ljungquist is a quiet Swede who believes we are all happiest when we use our natural talents. He cares deeply about pursuing his passions and so joined together with friends including Swedish master baker, Jan Hedh, to discuss how he could revive traditional baking methods and recipes. Peter’s desire to turn away from commercial yeast and return to slower, more rewarding sourdough techniques drove him to open a small bakery in a typical Skånegård deep in the Swedish countryside.
From small beginnings importing the crispbread from the bakery in Sweden, soon followed recognition from top chefs and won numerous awards. Demand soon grew and owner of Shipton Mill joined the business, bringing with him a team of skilled craft bakers with a passion for sourdough and real bread.
Peter's Yard is now made in his artisan bakery in the UK, following the original Swedish recipe. Everything begins with our 45-year-old sourdough starter, fermented for 16 hours – crafted in small batches without shortcuts or artificial ingredients for award-winning flavour and crunch.