A lightly toasted hot cross bun, smothered in creamy butter, enjoyed with a steaming cup of tea or coffee in the company of your closest friends and family. Yes, it’s that time of year again when this fruity sweet treat becomes a staple in our diet in the lead up to Easter. The fruity aroma of freshly baked Hot Cross Buns will be filling the Loft Bakery at Granary Road this month as we bring this sweet treat to our shelves. Continue reading
Amidst the cold and snowy weather, February is the month of romance for many couples – and the most wonderful time of year for bakers with a love for all things chocolate.
Our talented team here are crazy about the sweet stuff, which is why we incorporate it daily into our treats and baked goods at Granary Road Market – perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Our fondest childhood memories of Christmas include anticipating Santa’s arrival on the days leading up to it. Every Christmas Eve leaving a plate of cookies, alongside a glass of milk for him to enjoy on his long night shift. Gratification would fill our bellies on Christmas morning when only a few crumbs remained – It was a clear indication he had visited, YES! …and come to think of it now, probably the reason he’s a little large around the waist if this happened in every household!
October is arriving shortly and the leaves are changing color, meaning we are transitioning into full fall baking mode down here at The Loft at Granary Road Market. With that in mind, our head baker Ezzy is excited to introduce our new pumpkin buns. Continue reading
They say that good things come in threes, and we believe this rule applies to bread as well – the trifecta of pure and natural ingredients in an authentic, fermented, and tangy loaf of Sourdough bread is beautifully simple and simply beautiful. Flour, water, and salt. That’s all it takes to get the wild yeasts bubbling and socializing, granting you the ability to make a standout loaf of bread that is madly different from a white loaf purchased from the grocery store. We are very excited to be offering true sourdough at The Loft courtesy of our head baker, Ezzy. We sat down with him to chat about what it means to make a legitimate and delicious loaf of Sourdough bread.
How long have you been baking and how did you get into it?
I have been a baker for almost 29 years now. I grew up in Tunisia, and I have vivid memories of absolutely loving the aroma of something baking in the oven as a kid. In this part of the world, bread is a necessity to life – growing up, we incorporated it into every single meal. It was indispensable to day-to-day life, so I’ve always had an inherent attraction to baking.
We are just around the corner from opening, and we can barely contain our excitement over all the amazing local vendors we get to work alongside. One of the cornerstones of a good bakery, café, and restaurant (and life in general, if you ask us) is an exceptional cup of coffee. This is why we are ecstatic to announce our partnership with Rebel Bean!