Do I have treats for you today! You'd better come to market early, before the rain, and while I still have my full lineup. This week's specials: a Roasted Butternut & Hazelnut bread, inspired by the decadent butternut squash and hazelnut lasagna my mom used to make (You should make this, too! I believe the recipe is in the Gourmet Cookbook), and Pan de Muerto, a few days early, but how can you say no to brioche with a hint of orange and anise?
And speaking of treats, I'm baking some killer breads for next Wednesday's wholesale order. If you want Buckwheat Pear, Honey & Oat, or Rosemary Sea Salt bread for Wednesday pickup, drop me a line. And how could you not want the earthy sweetness of Buckwheat Pear bread? Just writing the name is inspiring vivid toast fantasies.
You can, as always, add on any of the usual treats to your order: Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies, Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sourdough Buckwheat Scones, or Brown Butter Shortbread.
Next Wednesay is the last day to order Election Cake for your election party. Pickup at the Saturday market. I've been working on interpreting this challenging, historic recipe all month, and I'm finally happy with the results: a complex sourdough cake, with a hint of buckwheat, and a mountain of rum-soaked raisins and dried apples. All profits go to the League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County. $40. Serves 12-15.
All right, time to pack up and roll out.
See you soon!