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Some bakeries we visited while on holiday in Oregon and California

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Some bakeries we visited while on holiday in Oregon and California

We took a little driving holiday down to San Francisco, and stopped at some really nice bakeries while we were away.
I took some pictures! Couldn't resist!:

Pearl Bakery in Portland, OR (large pugliese!):

...and some more lovely breads, and macarons!:

Della Fattoria in Petaluma, CA:                                               The Pane Integral I had to buy:

...that Pane Integral was fabulous!...and Della Fattoria makes one of the best cups of coffee I've ever tasted :^)

Bouchon Bakery in Yountville, CA:
...and beautiful pastries and macarons here, too!:

little t american baker in Portland, OR:

...pretty danish (strawberry basil!), and a gorgeous coffee:

And of course we couldn't leave the Portland area without a visit to Bob's Red Mill, and thanks to Floyd's front page post, a trip across the street to Dave's Killer Bread (this bread is amazingly good - we brought some home!):

We enjoyed that Pane Integral from Della Fattoria so much I tried baking it today, with a combination of 85% high extraction, white whole wheat, whole rye and pumpernickel flours and 80% hydration (Mr. Ponsford's formula from the March 2011 BBGA newsletter; Shiao-Ping made a beautiful variation here). Della Fattoria was quite close to Central Milling so I was able to stop in and get some high-extraction flour :^)
Mr. Ponsford's formula makes good bread, lighter than Della Fattoria's; both are delicious!

Hope you enjoyed the bakery pictures!
Happy baking everyone,
from breadsong




dmsnyder's picture

Thanks for sharing the photos and your comments. 

Enjoy that high-extraction flour from CM. If it's the one Glenn and I have been using, it makes pretty tasty bread.


breadsong's picture

Hello David, Glad you liked the photos! Loving this flour already.
:^) from breadsong

GSnyde's picture

Great tour, Breadsong.  I'm very fond of the breads at Della Frattoria.

Enjoy the CM high extraction flour.  Your first bake with it is gorgeous!


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Thanks so much, Glenn! :^)

Floydm's picture

Great photos.  You hit a lot of wonderful places.  I love little t and Pearl Bakery.

breadsong's picture

Every place we visited had beautiful, delicious things.
You've got some great bakeries and talented bakers down there in Portland.
:^) from breadsong

SylviaH's picture

What a great trip!  Thanks for sharing!


breadsong's picture

Hello Sylvia, It was a fun little road trip with lots of goodies to enjoy along the way!
Now it's back to reality - and back to the gym...!
:^) from breadsong

ananda's picture

Thanks for posting these Breadsong.

I always enjoy the TFL posts about bakeries visited on vacation

Best wishes


breadsong's picture

Thanks Andy!
I'm glad you liked the photos. It was enjoyable to witness the quality and variety of bread and pastry!
:^) from breadsong