This Week’s Bakery Bulletin
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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).
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.
featured bread this week
signature levain pan loaf (100% whole wheat sourdough)
spent grain pan loaf (100% whole grain sourdough)
raisin & pecan pan loaf (100% whole wheat sourdough)
toasted seed hearth loaf (100% whole wheat sourdough)
alaskan potato & chive hearth loaf (60% whole wheat sourdough)