Beats and Durums
Welp, well last week did not go as expected. The weird warm day on last Thursday wreaked havoc, not only on the dough but on our walk-in. I got into the kitchen Friday morning to find the bagel dough had literally exploded overnight. It was sad. I’m over it. Much love to all the people who still came out and got bread and to the folks who were fine pushing their orders to the following week (and to Magnus who was giving out pictures to make everyone feel better). This week is cooler (and we fixed some issues with our walk-in) so we should be fine anyway, but we’re taking extra precautions just in case.
Sunday we spent the day at West Kill Brewery and despite the freezing rain (don’t worry, we were under a patio) we had a great time and will be doing it again on June 2nd!
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.
Pizza THIS FRIDAY at Rough Draft
Additionally, because we didn’t sell all the pizzas we wanted to - we’re going to be having our first ever go at Neopolitan style pies cooked to order at Rough Draft. We’ll have a very limited number of doughs to make so it will be first come first served starting at 6PM on Friday May 3rd.
This Week’s Loaves: Whole Durum + Upstate Levain + Country + Baguettes
Durum is one of the most ancient grains and is still used all over the world. It is known as Atta in India (and what Chipatis are made from) and is the grain that Semolina comes from (Semolina is just the middling extracted from the Durum grain). We have a supply of whole organic Durum grain that we’ll mill ourselves for this loaf. It has a rich flavor that will remind you of your favorite pasta (and maybe flatbreads). Soak this bad boy in olive oil and you have a treat.
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: Kiefer - Happysad
My main man MRB sent me this album last week knowing it was directly in my wheelhouse. Melodic, upbeat, instrumental hip hop, with live instrumentation. Say no more.