Monday, September 26, 2011

This Week's Flavors, and deliveries!

Hi folks!

Exciting news! The wonderful Patrick Makiri will now be delivering breads
in San Francisco! Please specify when you order if you'd like your bread
delivered, and include an address and phone number.

Bread day will be on Mondays for the next short while. Please let me know
how this works for you. For Monday, October 3, please choose between:

Sourdough Rye
Tomato Basil

Place your orders by Saturday night (October 1). Pickup is Monday between
5 and 9 pm.

As always, loaves are $8 or 3 for $20.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

bread day 5

Bread day 5 went so quickly I forgot to take photos! I'm thrilled that 10
loaves of bread is no longer an intimidating task (other than washing the
pile of dishes!). From left to right we have Salsa bread (a treat. garlic bread
meets dirty rice), Sweet Coconut (wow), and Seeded sourdough (I didn't
know a bread could be so moist!) I'm really getting the hang of the oven
temperatures, and I did some experimenting with the ratio of xanthan
gum to agave. I'm feeling real good about these loaves!

Unfortunately, I will be out of town this coming Friday, so bread day 6 will
be on Monday October 3.

And once again, my work schedule has shifted. Please let me know if Monday
is a good day for pickup from now on! I will be gone for the second half of
October, so take this break from bread to think about it.

Thanks to all!

bread day 4

Bread day 4 happened on a Monday for a change, and although there was
a smaller turnout, the breads were mighty fine! The tomato sourdough
really makes me proud, and the spicy molasses seemed to get better with
age. The millet coriander that Jesse got was gone before I knew it, but the
slice I had was so bread-like I didn't know what to think!

Jesse was happy too.

A special thanks to Adrienne for coming all the way from Carmel!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bread day 3 and a half: Carmel!

On Thursday September 15th, Kari and Helen and I woke up early and
got cooking. We had to make 50 mini bread loaves by noon, pack the
zipcar with camping gear, and head to Carmel for the Evening with
Food Artisans Market!

There were lots of wonderful vendors present, first and foremost
organizer Jamie Collins from Serendipity Farms!

There were folks from the renowned Big Sur Bakery sampling breads,

And a representative from Earthbound Farms (which started as a nearby
farm stand) serving some salads and a jug of this:

And yours truly, Bread Srsly, serving Curry Bread, Tomato Sourdough,
Orange Cardamom Bread, and a brand new Chocolate Curry Cookie!

All food was very well received, and we ended the market with a flat full
of traded goods from other vendors, including raw herbed chevre, bread
and butter pickles, dried peaches, fresh strawberries, Carmel Valley honey,
ginger hand balm, raw brownies, kale chips and salt-cured manzanilla olives.

We wrapped up the evening with some singing at Jamie's house, and pitched
our tent among the avocado trees. Thanks to Jamie, Out of the Fog Talks, and
the folks in Carmel who came out to taste some breads, and to Jesse, Kari and
Helen for doing all the hard stuff!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This Week's Flavors!

Flavors for this Friday's bread day are:

Salsa Bread (tomato, garlic + cilantro)
Seeded Sourdough
Sweet Coconut

Please place your orders by Wednesday night!
Pickup is Friday between 5 and 9 pm.

Monday, September 12, 2011

this just in

brought to you by ms. ally berke

leftover bread, 3

It's Monday morning and your bread is going stale.

Grab a shallow bowl, milk and an egg, and whip up some mean gluten-
free french toast! Add cinnamon and a dash of salt for a little extra umph.

A hot skillet is the secret to a good crispy crust, and never underestimate
the powers of a metal spatula.

If you really do have a lot of bread left (but why would you?!), cook a few
pieces and refrigerate or freeze for another day.

Happy breakfast.

bread day 3

What a day! I got out 22 loaves (rather, 15 loaves and 15 focaccias)
I'm learning the ways of being out of the kitchen while the oven is
on. I felt so much better at the end of the day, that I even had energy
to bake the next day!

and of course, there were many happy customers.

Happy bread day!

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Hey all!

I'm switching bread day to Fridays. Order your loaves by Wednesday
night. Pickup will be 5-9 on Fridays.

Please comment to let me know if this will work for you!

Flavors for this week will be the same as last:

teff sourdough
focaccia (1 tomato, 1 pesto)
orange cardamom

See you on Friday!