Week of 3/9

Reflecting on the past year baking at Rough Draft it’s pretty exciting to me how far we’ve come in such a short time. I’m thinking about writing something longer about this, but in the meantime, thanks again to all of you who have supported Bread Lab since the beginning and come with your smiles and leave with bread every week. We do it for you!

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 9:30 AM on Saturday.

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Bagel Brunch Catering

As the seasons change, we’ve been getting a ton of requests for big orders of bagels for events (weddings, baby showers, etc) and have tried our best to fulfill them. As we’ve also upgraded some equipment (hello dough divider) and I’ve gotten more help in the kitchen, not only is this possible, it’s something we’re excited to do for folks! We’ve put together a page full of information and pricingfor all your noshing needs. Please don’t hesitate to hit us up with any questions you might have!

This Week’s Loaf: Sesame Semolina + Kamut Pan Loaf + Upstate Levain + Kingston Country + Baguettes

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Bringing back an all time favorite, Semolina Sesame this week. We are ordering some new baking pans as well so expect a bigger stock of pan loaves soon.

  • Sesame Semolina is one of our all-time favs. A blend of whole wheat, white and semolina flours, its beautiful yellow color, and special aroma make the perfect bread for dipping in your favorite red sauce, with a slice of fresh cheese, or just a healthy dose of good olive oil.

  • Kamut Pan loaves are our favorite sandwich bread. Kamut (aka Khorosan) is an ancient grain that we get from Milanese in Quebec. I think it has a bit of a sweet honey taste while still being 100% vegan (like all our other breads). It’s my kids favorite for PB+J sandwiches.

  • Upstate Levain is our classic loaf with 50% local whole wheat (some of it fresh milled). Great for sandwiches.

  • Kingston Country is our take on a pain de campaigne, a French sourdough loaf, with mostly organic white flour and a touch of fresh-milled local whole wheat. Great for dipping in olive oil or your favorite schmear.

Now Playing: DJ Koze - Knock Knock

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An eclectic album that ranges from dancy to mellow to BUMPING. I’ve enjoyed Koze’s music for a while and though there aren't necessarily any tracks on this that I need to listen to over and over, I’ve found myself putting this on pretty constantly throughout the week as it’s great ‘getting down to business’ music.

Aaron Quint