Posts Tagged ‘artisan bread’

I have looked forward to this month nearly all year. October is here and I’m enjoying it.

This is the month of The Bakery. The one that my friend, Erin, has run every fall for the past three or four years. It has been a lot of fun so far. So here’s a peek into what my life has been on Saturdays.

Don’t these cinnamon rolls look amazing? They aren’t even baked yet. And they’re big. I would say these are probably our best-selling item. I mean really, you can’t go wrong with a big cinnamon roll. At the top of the picture we have a pan of cranberry-oatmeal bars. One of my favourites. And on the counter on the left, my latte.

Bread. This fresh homemade bread was amazing with the soup. Yes, we sell homemade soup and bread along with all the other sweet bakery treats.

I was called back to the ovens to snap a picture of these beauties. Golden brown perfection.

Sandy does such an amazing job back in the oven department. Multi-tasking as you can see.

Okay, this picture needs some explanation. Perspective is hard to get in a photograph.
This is Laurie. She’s making cream cheese frosting. Most everything in this picture is of bulk quantity, except the milk. The jug of milk is a normal gallon. It’s sitting next to a 5 gallon bucket of cream cheese frosting. Let’s think about this…
That is a lot of frosting. 

We have a lot of fun. This weekend is going to be beautiful. So come on out and visit us at The Farm!


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Oven is hot.

I pre-heated my oven to 500° today. That is, I believe the hottest this oven has ever been.

I’ve been making Ciabatta Loaves. Two done and the last one baking. It smells like fresh artisan bread in this kitchen. Heavenly. I’m so glad I finally used a recipe from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice! It is an amazing book. (Thank you Allen for loaning me your copy!) I hadn’t baked bread in quite a while. I enjoyed going through the process of proofing, kneading, rising, shaping, and baking. I think I’ll start the next step too. Slicing and eating! Sounds good, right? If you’ve never made bread before, you should. It is a very rewarding task.

Fresh Bread is simply amazing. Who doesn’t love it? Seriously. Everybody loves it. (If you don’t, you should.)


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