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Christmas Cookies

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!

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The Art of Sourdough

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.

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Get To Know Our New Head Baker, Ezzy

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.

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