Bread Serving Suggestions For Any Occasion

Here are bread serving suggestions, interspersed with a few quotes and sayings (we love a good serving of quotes and sayings), for any other occasion when you entertain or feel like concocting a special treat for yourself.

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Bakers, professionals and amateurs, devote hours of conscientious labor kneading and fashioning the daily bread that will be served to dining guests and family. This, of course, is a labor of love and an essential ingredient in the making of a truly nourishing loaf. Even the basic white or wheat loaf is anything but basic when it has risen from this process.

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“How can a nation be great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?” ~ Julia Child

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Use WHITE bread for thick, tasty sandwiches or to dip in soup and stew. Toast it and cut it into bite-sized canapés for your parties or turn it into home-made pizzettes.

WHEAT is a good choice to add to the nutritional value of your home-made stuffing and it is splendid with peanut butter and jelly. Spread cream cheese, thinly sliced apples and maple frosting on a slice and sprinkle with nuts for a tasty alternative to cake. Layer it if you dare.

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“Good bread is the great need in poor homes, and oftentimes the best appreciated luxury in the homes of the very rich.” ~ A Book for A Cook’, The Pillsbury Co. (1905)

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Wealth is not merely a matter of financial abundance; it is more subtle than this. Wealth is a sense of comfort; one that endures in spite of circumstances because it is rooted in our connections with others and our conviction that all that we have is enough. And there are as many definitions for “enough” as there are recipes for bread. But truly, even the very financially wealthy appreciate and find comfort in a savory bread. Perhaps we are all equals at the table.

MULTI-GRAIN accompanies a fine wine, Vermont Cheddar and fruit to perfection. It is exquisite, also, with a dab of butter and a wholesome bowl of soup or stew and it combines beautifully with a dinner salad and red meat dish.

MAPLE WHEAT, by far, is a fabulous choice for French toast. It also makes fabulous croutons to sprinkle over a chicken salad. As is, serve it with your favorite jam to satisfy an afternoon craving.

RYE. The little known delight and the perfect choice for an egg salad sandwich. Really. Try it. Rye also makes a wonderful base for ham and cheese bouchées. Add a chunk of pineapple (well-drained) or red grape for a sweet, refreshing burst. Rye bread combines extremely well with a good omelette.

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“If a man finds himself with bread in both hands, he should exchange one loaf for some flowers of the narcissus, because the loaf feeds the body, but the the flowers feed the soul.” ~ Muhammad

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Indeed, and the aroma of real, hand-made bread is like a flower; it feeds the soul. This, too, is why bread is shared, naturally. With this thought, we now consider the sweet breads.

HONEY OAT toast with jam and nuts is a treat from heaven. Really. Honey oat also makes a great leftover turkey and stuffing sandwich. Make sure you include cranberry sauce. Also, serve it with maple syrup and a generous portion of fresh fruit.

CINNAMON RAISIN, like maple wheat, is simply out of this world for French Toast. Add walnuts, even cheese, for a breakfast experience fit for a king, or queen. A slice of cinnamon raisin bread also fits very easily alongside pork, especially if root vegetables are served as well.

These, then, are the breads we serve at 158 Main. Loaf prices are included at the bottom of the page for your convenience. If there is a bread you especially enjoyed while dining with us, take some home or bring a loaf to a friend. Bread gives us a reason to share with others, even with birds and squirrels.

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Bread Prices
White ($4.00)
Wheat, maple wheat, rye, multi-grain and honey oat ($4.50)
Cinnamon raisin ($4.75)

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