This Week’s Bakery Bulletin

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Issue #83

Hello! And HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

You can order now to pick up your bread next Wednesday, December 18th!

This December 18 delivery will be our last bake before Christmas, since Christmas is on a Wednesday, our delivery day.  You can use the bread as holiday gifts, as well as for your own holiday table!  The bread really does freeze and thaw well, because of its three-day cool fermentation, so you can stock up if you’d like.

Another gift-giving option is gift certificates for loaves of bread. I know that sometimes we get inundated with delicious goodies in December—almost too many to enjoy properly. If you want to give your friends the opportunity to receive bread later in the year, I’m happy to create special gift certificates for you, and then mail them to you or your gift recipient. Just email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the name of the recipients, the number of loaves you’d like to give them, and the address to which I should mail the gift certificates. You can mail me a check or drop off the payment at Side Street (8-10am on the next two Wednesdays) or Inspire Physical Therapy (4-6pm on the next two Wednesdays).

For pickup on Wednesday, December 18 (please order by Sunday, December 15):

We’ll be baking our two most popular sweet and fruity sourdough breads this week—especially for gift-giving!  You can decide between the DARK CHOCOLATE & CHERRY loaves, and the ever-popular FRUITED ALMOND loaves.

The CHOCOLATE & CHERRY bread is a bit decadent, filled with dried sweetened cherries and dark chocolate chunks—but it’s dairy-free, without any eggs or butter! The long fermentation of the sourdough is what gives the bread it’s great texture and moistness. It’s great with coffee, tea, or red wine!  The FRUITED ALMOND bread is packed with all kinds of holiday flavors—toasted almonds, apricots, golden raisins, and cranberries. The beauty of both of these loaves is that they freeze exceptionally well—so whether you’re giving them as gifts, or stocking up for yourself, these loaves do NOT have to be eaten right away, just when you’re inundated with all kinds of cookies, candy, and rich holiday foods. Your friends can pop them in the freezer and save them for January if they like! 

Our savory hearth loaf for the week will be our FRESH ROSEMARY sourdough. This popular loaf is a little lighter than the other breads this week, since it’s only 60% whole grain. (The other 40% is organic bread flour.) It makes great sandwiches and wonderful dinner bread.

The 100% whole grain SIGNATURE LEVAIN and SPENT GRAIN SOURDOUGH pan loaves make fantastic bread cubes to use for your favorite stuffing recipe, and they are also wonderful for making toast and sandwiches.

ANNOYING PASSWORDS: Have you had to reset your password through the website and now it’s stuck on something awful like Kq8B2j? I’m so sorry that my website doesn’t allow you to customize your own password, but I can change it for you. Please just .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  or call me (677-3712 or 748-3712) and let me know, and I can change it to something easy to remember, or to a password of your choice.

We will be baking once or twice a month through the winter, so stock up and pop some bread in the freezer if you’d like. The bread really does freeze and thaw well, because of its three-day cool fermentation. Click on our long term baking schedule to see what we’ll be baking later this winter! Sign up for our reminder email if you’d like (see the left margin), and you’ll get an email when it’s time to order for the next bake.

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 youcome pick up your bread, you can pay by cash or check.

bread pickup locations

Pick-up locations for Wednesdays:
1.  Side Street Espresso, 412 G Street, downtown: 8-10am
2.  Inspire Physical Therapy, at 1120 Huffman Rd, Suite 19 (in the mall at Huffman and Old Seward): 4-6pm

If you need to call me during a pick-up time, you can reach me on my cell phone at 748-3712. If you can’t reach me on my cell phone 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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