This Week’s Bakery Bulletin
Thursday, March 17, 2011
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).
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.
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)
kalamata olive hearth loaf (60% whole wheat sourdough)
dark chocolate & cherry hearth loaf (60% whole wheat sourdough)