By the third stop on our “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks” Goal this morning we were getting hungry, so we decided to have snack at St. Honore’ Boulangerie (#4) on 33rd & Division.
Stop two for the day on our “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks Goal” this Sunday morning was Roman Candle Baking Co. on 33rd & Division.
They have a great selection of breads: Stecca, Ciabatta, Caraway Rye, Pane coi Santi, Seeded Whole Wheat loaf, Contadino and more. In addition they serve some wonderful looking Pizza Bianca al Taglio – “Roman style flatbread”, sandwiches and a variety of breakfast items.
They all looked wonderful so we picked up a Pizza Blanca to have during the SuperBowl – soft and fresh, sprinkled with salt and fresh rosemary.
We decided to work on our “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks Goal” this morning. Our First Stop – Petite Provence on 48th & Division in Portland. This bakery has an attached cafe which was packed on a Sunday morning. I have a dear friend, a French teacher, that gives Petite Provence a very positive recommendation.
We stepped in from the rain to a bustling shop smelling of good coffee, breakfast and cinnamon. They had a beautiful selection of pastries so we picked up a square of coffee cake, a Kouign-amann, and a sticky pecan roll to take home for the boys.
I couldn’t wait to get started on my Bakery Field trip Tour so we decided to begin on Saturday. We were heading into the Sellwood neighborhood of SE Portland on a couple of errands.
After a few quick stops at The Pendleton Factory Outlet, American at Heart and The Portland Homestead Supply Company (Wheeeee!) we decided to pick up a loaf of bread at The Grand Central Bakery. We purchased the 2016-17 Chinook Coupon book so we used a coupon to get a free loaf of bread with our $10.00 purchase.
We used for a nice morning treat, Joe had a dunker and a latte and I tried the bread pudding with a cup of chai. I’m not used to the busy bustle of the city so it was a bit crazy, but it was nice to sit with nothing more to do then have a chat about snow tires for the Honda, check our email, and take a gander through the newspaper.
The bread pudding was really nice, not too much spice or too much sugar, really delicious. The chai was just beautiful, and great for about half the cup……I think I like mine just a little bit sweeter. Joe had no problem finishing it off for me.