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!
With the buzz of Christmas cheer beginning to fill the air, our talented staff at The Loft Bakery have whipped up a batch of Stollen, to be enjoyed over the holiday season.
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!