The Zingiberi Bakery is a small artisan bakery based on the north Kent coast. We are a family business, and can trace our Kentish roots back for nearly a thousand years. The Joan of Kent (1328- 1385) is a distant cousin!
Over many years, Zingiberi's owner and Head Baker, Amanda Beattie, often made oat cookies for family and friends. After being told ‘that is the best cookie I have ever tasted!’ quite often, she and her partner Iain started The Zingiberi Bakery. Originally also baking gingerbread, hence the name zingiberi, the ancient Greek ‘root’ for ginger, they quickly realised that their oat cookies were much more popular.
Sourcing the finest local ingredients and baking with passion, we hand bake small batches of oat sweet cookies and savoury crackers. Our ‘flagship’ cookie, in The Captain’s Cookie range is Apple & Cobnut. They are made using the juiciest Kentish Cox's Orange Pippin that we air dry and prepare ourselves. Again, we shell our ‘golden’ cobnuts and roast them by hand. They are organic and grown in Kent by Allen's Farm in Plaxtol, who hold the Royal Warrant to supply the Queen with Kentish cobnuts. This results in, what we think, is the finest tasting and moreish Kentish cookie.
Early in 2015 we created a Kentish cracker- The Captain's Crackers- it is oat based, made with Kentish honey, cracked black pepper, sea salt and filled with seeds. They are wheat and dairy free, and the perfect accomaniment to your favourite cheese, chutney or simply on their own. We have added two varieties to our cracker range- Kentish Ale & Rosemary and Chive & Chia.