Week 30

30! Last week felt great. Not only did we sell out of bagels and bread pretty rapidly, but I finally feel like I have some control over the dough in the new summer temperature and humidity. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep it up this weekend!

Bagels!

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I’m starting to settle into a rhythm with the bagel making and though I’m not going to stop doing the loaves any time soon, I do like pleasing the masses and the masses want bagels and cream cheese. There will be lots more Zay Zay’s this weekend, but I was also pleased with how many people were into the Alice (Walnut + Green Pea Puree), so I’ll be bringing that back, too. Check Instagram/Twitter for a full menu on Saturday morning.

You can pre-order bagels (and bread) online They’re also a bit cheaper if you order them ahead of time and it guarantees you some bagels. Pickups start at 11 AM on Saturday.

Intro to Naturally Leavened Bread: First Baking Class!

Signup’s for our first baking class are live!. Spots are very limited (6!) and we’ve already had a few so please sign up soon so you don’t miss out. I need a couple more signups to make this happen. If you’re on the fence, let me know and I’ll convince you!

This Week’s Loaf: Upstate Levain and Seedy Wheat

This week we have some classics for shares on top of the bagels.

Upstate Levain is our now standard that I continue to refine. Its a mix of whole wheat and white flours and recently I’ve had to change up the recipe to adjust for the weather. It is hearty but not overwhelming with great flavor.

Seedy Wheat is one of my favorite pan loaves. Its a hearty whole wheat bread with Sunflower, Flax, Sesame, and Pumpkin Seeds. I see it as a modern version of a classic hippy-seed-bread. Unlike the classic though, this is moist, but easily sliced, and full of flavor. Its great with a strong cheese or a dollop of good butter.

Now Playing: Shintaro Sakamoto - Love if Possible

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This Japanese language album is a perfect example of being able to fully understand and appreciate the mood of music without translating the lyrics. It’s funky, psychedelic and just straight up fun. Its a couple years old already, but this is one of my summer jams.

Aaron Quint