This Week’s Bakery Bulletin
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Welcome to our website! We’re back to our wintertime routine, where you can order your loaves and have them waiting for you on alternate Wednesdays! If you wondered where we were this week, I’m sorry if I didn’t make it more obvious that we’re going to an every-other-week schedule this winter.
PLEASE NOTE: Our schedule will be a bit different from last winter—we’ll be baking every other week, always skipping the first Wednesday of the month. However, we’ll do some extra bakes in December to accommodate the holidays. Keep an eye on our long term baking schedule to see exactly when we’ll be baking, and what flavors.
Please sign up for our email newsletters (see the sidebar on the left)! The newsletters will remind you when to order, and let you know what flavors of bread we’ll be baking for you!
This week for pan loaves we’ll be baking our signature LEVAIN, containing just three ingredients (well, four if you count the water): organic whole wheat flour, salt, and sourdough (wild yeast)! The three-day fermentation of the dough provides the delicious flavor and excellent keeping quality, which normally is provided by sugar and oil in breads risen more quickly with commercial yeast. We’re also baking the SPENT GRAIN sourdough bread, 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.
Our hearth loaves will be the FRESH ROSEMARY sourdough loaves, light and lovely for dinner bread and sandwiches, as well as the fun ALASKA POTATO & CHIVE sourdough. And for those chocolate fans who have been waiting for the DARK CHOCOLATE & CHERRY sourdough bread, this is your lucky week! You can stock up and put them in the freezer if you’ll have trouble waiting for the next time we bake it.
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).
Our schedule will be a bit different from last winter—we’ll be baking about every other week, always skipping the first Wednesday of the month. The schedule will vary a little, though, to accommodate the holidays, to make sure you’ll have plenty of opportunities to order bread for gifts, if you need to. Please see our long term baking schedule to find out what we’re baking in the next several weeks.
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 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.
featured bread this week
signature levain pan loaf (100% whole wheat sourdough)
spent grain pan loaf (100% whole grain sourdough)
fresh rosemary hearth loaf (60% whole wheat sourdough)
Alaskan potato & chive hearth loaf (60% whole wheat sourdough)
dark chocolate & cherry hearth loaf (60% whole wheat sourdough)