Saturday, April 11, 2009

Clear Flour Bakery

I'm quite ashamed to say that I went to Clear Flour Bakery for the first time yesterday. It is literally right next to my apartment (ok that's an exaggeration, but it's super close). Clear Flour is an adorable little bakery with an amazing selection of fresh breads. They specialize in making the authentic breads of Italy and France, fresh daily, with unbleached, unbromated flours. The rye, whole wheat, buckwheat and 7-grain blends are stone-ground organic. The retail area of the bakery is teeny tiny,but they have a huge following, with lines out the door! I had a baby buckwheat walnut roll which was amazing. I just love buckwheat, in all its forms! So if you're ever in Brookline, MA, I definitely recommend picking up an artisan loaf!
Speaking of bread, tomorrow Annabelle and I are testing out a recipe for Whole Wheat French Country Bread-we have to do a Demo, FoodNetwork style, for our Food Science Class. Gluten Formation, Yeast Fermentation, Kneading, all these wonders need to be explained in a 20 min presentation next Friday! Testing out the recipe tomorrow shall be interesting-we might just have to call on Alton Brown for a little guidance!
I'm having a pretty relaxing weekend, a little stay-cation! I just got CPR certified so I can teach fitness classes, now I'm prepping for a statistics exam, getting some longer runs in, just catching up on life. I bought a new book, The Yoga of Eating, and just started it, it looks really good! Thursday and Friday were beautiful, and now its cold and rainy again. Definitely making warm soup tonight!
Happy Holidays to everyone!


Gina said...

I love Alton :) I don't watch him as much as I used to (but I guess I don't watch any TV at all anymore), but I even have some DVDs, haha (I used to be a little obsessed).

Funny, my brother lives in the Boston area, and he just sent me an email with his address, and he actually lives in Brookline. I'll have to tell him about the place. Buckwheat walnut rolls sound fabulous!

Annabelle Ho said...

mmm i do need to check out clear flour sometime!