Delicious handcrafted artisan pastries, breads and baked goods for your gatherings, meetings or events. We use only high quality ingredients and where possible, and meaningful, we use organic goods. We are currently focusing on natural leavened artisan breads and our pastry filled Social Distancing Therapy boxes!
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Most of our breads are created from the basic essential ingredients artisans around the world and particularly in Paris use; flour, water, salt and natural levain often referred to as sourdough starter. The starter is a very interesting and living component. It must be fed, kept alive and nurtured to be effective. The upside is the dramatic flavor enhancement and the effect it has on the digestibility of today’s hybridized wheats. Many people that would otherwise have some issues toward gluten find that sourdough alleviates much, if not all of those issues. Note: “some issues” should not be confused with full scale Celiac disease. Finally, let’s not forget that while natural levain adds all of that wonderfulness to artisan breads it also adds a ton of time to the process.
FOCACCIA 4/2 (for two) price: $5.50
Focaccia has it’s roots in Italy and starts as a fairly wet and soft dough with a good amount of olive oil. We add herbs de Provence, crushed red pepper flakes, cracked black pepper and sea salt to pump up what could be a fairly bland finished product. We also like to use a large amounts of fresh rosemary when we have it – look for that in a few weeks! Did I mention olive oil? Yes besides olive oil in the dough the baking pan is coated liberally with that same Spanish or Greek extra virgin olive oil. Okay so maybe drenched is a better description, but you get the picture.
CIABATTA price: $6.50
The notoriously wet, ultra high hydration, unmanageable dough fighting the baker all the way into the oven. But oh is it worth the fight. Great open crumb (lots of holes) sturdy and chewy – great for sandwiches and try it sliced across the bias, toasted (on the grill even!) and topped with your favorite veggies, cheese, whatevers for a very tasty and hip tartine!
SOURDOUGH BOULES price: $8.50
Direct from the stone age – the original bread – minimum 24 hour bulk fermentation to ensure adequate life (ability to rise) and flavor. Baked at extremely high temperatures for maximum oven spring (rise) and a thick flavorful crust. I don’t think there is a bread more true to the mission of passing along texture, flavor and nutrition in a versatile package. Always my personal favorite
SOURDOUGH BAGUETTES 500g price: $5.50 – FICELLES 300g price: $4.00
Think Paris, think sophisticated boules that escaped the fire early to provide the same basic elements of the boule with a little le savoir faire and haute couture. Baguettes put the finishing touches on almost any meal and make great sandwiches to boot. Did I mention the mouthwatering taste the natural sourdough levain adds? No? Well consider it mentioned! Ficelles? Baguette chic.
PANE DI PATATE (Rustic Italian Potato) price: $7.00
A classic Italian bread, full flavored and moist. Pane de Patate is half potato, peels and all and half soft yeasted bread. This is the kind of bread you often tear apart and dunk in some EVOO rather than slice. A sleek Maserati it’s not, but imagine a rustic Italian cottage at sunset, overlooking a golden Tuscan wheat field swaying gently in a southwesterly Mediterranean breeze, smooth, beckoning, an inviting sense of peace and tranquility. Wait! What?!? What were we talking about again? Oh the Patate, that’s right – Ti piacerà!
SEEDED WHOLE WHEAT price: $7.50
100% hippy endorsed – lots of whole wheat flour mixed with bread flour, infused with honey and molasses and filled with all manner of grain; spelt, rye, wheat berries, farro and lentils to mention a few. If CBD were healthy, nutritious bread. . . .
- Use a decent bread knife and take care of it. This is one I happen to like: Tojiro Bread Slicer 235mm F-737
- For maximum enjoyment, refresh most of our breads 3-5 minute in a 450 degree oven. It’s worth the step.
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