Hello Bread Eaters,
The farmers market may be winding down, but we're just getting into the heart of baking season. I'm dreaming of pumpkin pies, challah, and the endless possibilities of Christmas cookies. If you have favorite holiday baked goods, I'd love to share your stories and recipes.
My family's holidays have always centered on food, from my dad's famous birthday pies, to my grandma's Passover brisket. I've been gathering stories about my grandma recently, and find that even the early stories from when she was a grad-student, night-working, single-mother with two little girls with no time for cooking are often tangled with food. Last time I talked to my mom she painted a vivid picture of the weeknights of her early childhood. At its center: my grandma getting home late from school and slapping together bologna sandwiches on Bond Bread with deli mustard on their little Formica kitchen table (pink, kidney bean pattered), and then sending the girls and their sandwiches to the bare patch of carpet in front of the TV, while she settled in at her desk for a night of editing.
This season of food holidays is, for me, full of family and sense memories. First up, of course, is the biggest food holiday of them all! Thanksgiving may be the pinnacle of my family's eating year, and we're damn good eaters the rest of the time.
If you're still working on your own Thanksgiving menu, or need a little something to bring to your friend's Thanksgiving table, I have a few holiday offerings:
Dinner Rolls: 12/$15
country rosemary: crusty and flecked with rosemary
seedy rye: caraway & coriander, with a crunchy topping of sesame & poppy seeds
Table Bread: small (650g) $6, family (1200g) $10
country: classic sourdough, with a mix of white, whole wheat, and rye
whole wheat: 100% whole wheat sourdough
caramel pumpkin pie: caramel gives this pie a wonderfully richness and the slightest bitter undertone to balance out the sweet. Deep dish, for maximum filling:crust.
$30, serves 12 hungry people
apple spice cake: a lovely, buttery cake packed with apples. Even better the next morning. Made with spelt flour and a touch of rye whiskey.
$38, serves 12
Cooking snack: $10
spelt anise crispbreads: a taste of the North while you cook. Lovely with goat cheese, or cranberry sauce?
You can download the order sheet HERE. Orders are due by Saturday, the 22nd, and will be ready for pickup/delivery on Wednesday the 26th. More details on the order sheet.
I hope you're having as much fun planning your Thanksgiving meal as we are! There's so much to cook!
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