This Week’s Bakery Bulletin
Thursday, April 15, 2010
We’re baking two breads this week that we haven’t made in almost a year! We’ve had several requests for the ALASKAN BARLEY SOURDOUGH, and since we’re just getting a new shipment of Alaskan barley from Farmer Stu Davies in Delta Junction, it seems like a good time! It’s a little denser than the spent grain bread, since we grind the barley instead of using the whole groats. Give it a try—or you can just stick with my perennial favorite, the ALASKAN POTATO SOURDOUGH bread!
The other old favorite that we’ve neglected for far too long is the not-too-sweet DARK RAISIN RYE SOURDOUGH. Although you’re unlikely to distinguish the ingredients apart from the molasses, and raisins, it’s the complexity added by the cocoa and coffee that puts this particular loaf over the top. Great as toast for breakfast or snacks, or even dessert in a pinch, I sometimes have a hard time not eating an entire loaf the night we bake it.
Also featured: the ever-popular CHEESE & ROASTED GARLIC loaves, and the savory TOASTED WALNUT.
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!
If you’d like a weekly email reminder to order bread, and to know about the bread flavors we’ll be baking, sign up for my weekly bakery bulletin (see the sidebar on the left). Below, you’ll find a list of breads available for order this week, for pickup next Wednesday.
the bread ordering deadline
You’ll need to order your bread by MIDNIGHT on Sunday, 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 Wednesday, April 21st:
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.
featured bread this week
Alaskan potato pan loaf (100% whole wheat sourdough)
Alaskan barley pan loaf (100% whole grain sourdough)
dark rye with raisins hearth loaf (100% whole grain sourdough)
toasted walnut hearth loaf (100% whole wheat sourdough)
parmesan cheese & roasted garlic hearth loaf (60% whole wheat sourdough)