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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Freshly baked delights


getting ready for easter

Fancy some Hot Cross Buns for Easter?

roasted onion & walnut bread...mmmmm

How about some Roasted Onion and Walnut bread?

(Apologies to those who are either dieting or avoiding carbs.....)

No, I have not been baking. I photographed these yummy delights with my iPhone at a new bakery that's opened up mere steps from our favourite diner. What serendipity!

Cliffside Hearth Baking Company is the bakery's name and, after what I've tasted, I highly recommend them. I know I don't normally blog about where I shop, but I'm impressed with what I've tasted so far and wanted to share.

So far the captain and I have bought and enjoyed both their baguette and shortbread cookies and today we brought home the roasted onion and walnut bread you see above (I bought the one at the front of the basket). It was still hot from the oven and I could hardly stand the drive home, I wanted to tear into it so badly. It was worth the wait; it's absolutely delicious. Hot cross buns were also purchased today, but those have yet to be tasted. I have no doubt they too will be wonderful.

We were in on the weekend for their Grand Opening, but today when we stopped by it was much quieter. I chatted briefly with Camelia Proulx, one of the owners, who advised the best way to store these freshly baked delights is to put what you don't eat on the first day inside a freezer bag and freeze until you want more, then defrost on the counter and -- the secret to perfection -- reheat in a very hot oven for only a minute or so. The bread will taste freshly baked, she told me. Fresh bread without preservatives goes stale so fast, so this is a wonderful thing to know.

cliffside hearth bread company

The interior of the bakery is small and charming, with warm brick walls and numerous wicker baskets of bread as well as loaves artfully displayed on wooden shelves. Camilia and her partner, David Aplin, do all the baking on the premises. They have sweet offerings, such as the hot cross buns and cookies, but the focus is definitely on bread. Do pop in for a look if you're in the neighbourhood. (I'd say to tell them Lennie sent you, but since they don't have a clue who I am, that would be pretty useless!)



(in Cliffcrest Plaza)
3047 Kingston Road
Toronto (Scarborough), ON

4 comments:

Leslie Jane Moran said...

It's a good thing that bakery is on the opposite side of town. I am one of those watching both calories and carbs. All this food makes me want to lick the screen.

Susan Williamson said...

I don't know whether or not it's your photos or the fact that I haven't eaten today, but I felt like taking a bite out of your blog.

David Aplin said...

Lenore: Thanks for the post of our shop, your photos and the post pro treatment look trés cool. Look forward to another visit/chat/taste. By the way, the rest of your blog is very interesting, keep it comin !
-d

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