02Aug

Garlicky Croutons

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Ingredients 1 sourdough baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 6 cups) 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped Recipe Heat oven to 350°F. Place bread cubes in a large heatproof bowl. Heat olive oil, butter, and garlic in a small saucepan over…

02Aug

Roasted Garlic

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Ingredients 1 whole head of garlic Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces 1 whole head of garlic 1½ ounces fatty prosciutto ham, finely chopped 1 teaspoon butter, cut into bits Coarse salt Freshly ground pepper Dried thyme Sugar 2 teaspoons chopped…

02Aug

Ingredients 1 baguette French bread or similar Italian bread 6 or 7 ripe plum tomatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar< 6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/4 cup olive…

28Jul

Ingredients Any old bread 7 Things to Do Note: These preparations are for bread that is slightly stale —a day or two old. If your bread is rock hard, go right to the last idea. Gazpacho Use bread to add consistency in many soup recipes, like Gazpacho. French Toast…

26Jul

Bread Pudding

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Ingredients Bourbon Sauce 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 cup Kentucky bourbon whiskey 1 loaf French bread, at least a day old, cut into 1-inch squares (about 6-7 cups) 1 qt milk 3 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups sugar 2 Tbsp vanilla 1…

Olde Hearth Bread Company
12Jul

As food connoisseurs await the opening of the area’s hottest new spot – the East End Market – Olde Hearth Bread Company is hard at work developing new products to tantalize your taste buds at this highly anticipated neighborhood market and food hub in the Audubon Park Garden District. We…

06Aug

A pale, buttery colored, almost white, cylindrical mass glared at us through a trendy linen-lined metal basket. It sat centered on the table, surrounded by a clutter of wine and water glasses. The four of us looked at each other, puzzled, wondering who would have the nerve to approach…

05Aug

The word “Bleached” often appears on grocery store and commercial flour packages alike. As most critical consumers know, there is a story behind almost every word printed on packaging, especially in the retail environment. It’s correct to assume that “bleached” means whitened. But how does it get that way?…

05Aug

Bromated flour has been treated with potassium bromate. In addition to the sum of similar results achieved in the bleaching process, bromate further promotes gluten development, strengthens dough elasticity, and increases tolerance to fermentation. Although bromate may seem like a convenient fix for one of the world’s oldest and…

09Nov

Untrodden Ground

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We have recently moved beyond our Orlando metro realm. A little over a month ago, we began delivering to Tampa. It began as a customer sample request – a potential client calls the bakery and asks us to show them specific products. I go to their location with a…