Specialty breads are often enriched with sugar, eggs, and butter or oil. In some cases, they involved special shaping or cooking techniques. This is where you’ll find bagels, English muffins, pita bread, and breads like babka & challah.
It seems like people either love raisins or hate them. If you’re in the love camp, this bread is for you. Unlike many raisin breads, this one doesn’t have any cinnamon, so the raisins really stand out. While it’s enriched with butter, egg, and a bit of sugar, the bread isn’t particularly sweet, which makes it perfect for making French toast. Of course, you can’t go wrong with toasting it, spreading it with salted butter, and topping it with cinnamon sugar. However you like to eat it, it’s a great addition to your weekend brunch menu or a special treat during the week.
Authentic bagels can be difficult to find outside of New York and the surrounding area. These are the real deal–they have a chewy texture that only comes from boiling and then baking them. Toast them and top with cream cheese or butter for breakfast, or make bagel sandwiches for lunch! Available toppings include salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, garlic, or all of the above. (Plain is fine, too!)
Sometimes you want a sandwich, but aren’t really in the mood for regular bread. Pita bread is a great option, whether you cut one in half & put something in the pocket or just wrap it around a filling. Because they’re made to order, these pitas are soft and flexible–one of my customers referred to these as “little pillows of deliciousness.” Available in regular or whole wheat.
Summer is grilling time. You’re spending the time to make the perfect burger, so don’t forget to pair it with a great bun! These knotted rolls will stand up to a loaded burger and are also great for any sort of sandwich.
Unlike pita bread, which is just baked in the oven, English muffins start off on a griddle. Once the outsides are nicely browned, I bake them in the oven to ensure that the middles are cooked through. Be warned–once you’ve had a soft, fresh homemade English muffin, you won’t want to go back to the ones you can buy in the grocery store. Available in regular or whole wheat. **Eligible for bread subscriptions
This hearty sandwich bread is made with a 9-grain blend and is very lightly sweetened with organic brown sugar and pure maple syrup. Looking for the perfect toast bread? You’ve found it! **Eligible for bread subscriptions
Challah is an enriched bread, meaning it has some fat and sugar in addition to the usual flour, water, yeast, and salt. The yellow color comes from egg yolks in the dough. This lovely braided loaf is perfect for French toast. The texture of the bread is open enough to soak up lots of your egg & milk mixture, but firm enough not to turn to mush. Not into French toast? It would also be an elegant addition to your table for a family meal or dinner party.
This is a great bread for Thanksgiving. I took my pain au levain dough, which is sourdough with a bit of whole wheat flour, and added a bunch of sweetened dried cranberries. It would be great for a turkey sandwich or simply toasted for breakfast.
Warm fluffy rolls, dripping with melted butter–just the thing to round out your holiday meal. These pull-apart dinner rolls come in a 9″ round.