This Week’s Bakery Bulletin

Thursday, March 17, 2011

issue #52

You can order now for pickup on March 23rd!!  Please order by Sunday, March 20th.

Our savory hearth loaves this week will be the KALAMATA OLIVE sourdough bread and the FRESH ROSEMARY sourdough. Both loaves are great with soups, salads, and pasta, and they both make fantastic sandwiches. If you’re using them as dinner breads, just heat them (unwrapped) at 350 degrees or so for about 15 minutes to re-crisp the crust and make the inside hot and moist.

Our sweet loaf this week is the DARK CHOCOLATE & CHERRY bread. These loaves are filled with chunks of gourmet dark chocolate and dried cherries… rich and dark with cocoa powder in the dough, these loaves are really fun for a snack as bread or toast (toast only briefly—don’t wreck your toaster with melted chocolate). YUM! It’s like cake, only without the butter and eggs!

And for the regular full-sized 100% whole grain pan loaves, we’ll be baking our signature LEVAIN (levain is the French term for naturally-leavened bread, or sourdough)—with only whole wheat flour, water, salt and sourdough starter, the three day fermentation process is what gives this bread its flavor, keeping quality, and texture. We’re also baking the SPENT GRAIN loaves, packed with the barley groats used by Midnight Sun Brewing Company to brew their beer. The barley gives the bread a nice chewy texture and a moist crumb.

After you order the bread, you can pick up your loaves on Wednesday mornings (8-10am) downtown at Side Street Espresso (412 G Street), or on Wednesday evenings (4-6pm) at Over the Rainbow Toys on Huffman (next to the Huffman Post Office).

If you’ve never ordered bread through the website, you’ll click on the “register now” link, pick a username and password, and enter your information (name, email, and phone numbers). Then you can place your order! In case you can’t make the website work, you can always email me at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call me at 677-3712.

If you’ve ordered bread before, but you are having trouble remembering your login name or password, you can email me .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call me at 677-3712. I’m happy to help you!

the bread ordering deadline

You’ll need to order your bread by MIDNIGHT on Sunday, March 20, so we have time to plan our bake, feed our sourdough, and pre-ferment the dough!  When you order the bread, you can choose to “pay when you pick up your bread,” or you can pay via PayPal. By all means, use PayPal if you prefer—but I’m even happier to get your checks or cash when you come pick up your bread.

bread pickup locations

Pick-up locations for Wednesdays:
1.  Side Street Espresso, 412 G Street, downtown: 8-10am
2. Over the Rainbow Toys, 12201 Industry Way, D5, next to the Huffman Post Office: 4-6pm

If you need to call me during a pick-up time, you can reach me on my cell phone at 748-3712. At other times,  please call me at home/the bakery: 677-3712.

Would you like to see a video of us baking your bread? Our bakery is a small commercial kitchen attached to our house on the lower Anchorage Hillside.

Alison’s blog

If you’d like to check out lots of savory and healthful recipes, you can find lots more of them on my blog about cooking and eating local food: Alison’s Lunch. You can even sign up for my blog posts (about local food, cooking, and recipes) to be delivered to your email! .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have trouble signing up, and I can help you.

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