Awesome bakery in Cheyenne - and they grind their own whole wheat
Not long ago I posted a topic in this forum asking for recommendations of bakeries to visit in Cheyenne and Denver, and the verdict on Cheyenne looked kind of bleak. Well! This morning I spent about five hours at The Bread Basket Bakery and Sandwich Shoppe, which is a bakery that my sister frequents in downtown Cheyenne. A couple of days ago the two of us went in to pick up some of their homemade granola and ended up talking them into letting us observe one of their typical mornings. It wouldn't have been a big deal for you professional bakers out there but for an amateur like me, it was a serious educational experience... Plus a lot of fun thanks to owners Duane and Tana Geerdes.
My dad and nephew on the right.
Hot cross bun dough for Easter.
Duane's cinnamon roll dough.
Rolling it up with filling.
Ready to go into the pan.
Grinding wheat berries for whole wheat flour.
Yes, I probably should've had my hair back but they let me take home everything that I baked!
Very happily taking my somewhat lopsided cinnamon rolls to the oven!
Dough for marble rye loaves to be rolled up later.
English muffin loaves rising after being rolled in corn meal on the left.
Beats the heck out of my Kitchen Aid - too bad the bowl would never fit in my sink!
Tomorrow I hit Denver.....