This Week’s Bakery Bulletin

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

issue #54

You can order starting April 21st for our next bake, on April 27th. Please sign up for our email newsletter (see sidebar at left) if you’d like to be notified when we’re open for orders.

For pickup on Wednesday, April 27 (please order by Sunday, April 24th):

Our savory hearth loaves this week will be the ALASKAN POTATO & CHIVE sourdough bread and the 100% whole wheat TOASTED SEED sourdough. The potato & chive bread makes a lovely, light and relatively soft dinner bread because it contains only 60% whole wheat flour. The crunchy, hearty toasted seed bread, on the other hand, is quite dense and hearty. It is packed with sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, and flax seeds, and a little polenta. It makes great breakfast toast, as well as toast alongside soups and salads.

Our sweet loaves this week will be the RAISIN & TOASTED PECAN sourdough bread—these hearty little 100% whole wheat loaves are packed with organic raisins and toasted pecans. These loaves make lovely toast for breakfast, as well as afternoon snacks.

And for the regular full-sized 100% whole grain pan loaves, we’ll be baking the our signature LEVAIN sourdough bread, just organic whole wheat flour, water, salt and sourdough—but with three days of fermentation to make the flavor hearty and complex and to give the loaves extraordinary keeping quality.  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

We’ll enable ordering on April 21st, for our next bake, and you’ll need to order your bread by MIDNIGHT on Sunday, April 24th, 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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