Bakery Visit #4 – St. Honore’ Boulangerie

16406709_791900104301680_137431856214187476_nBy 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.

16473146_791900114301679_3178892706112003150_n 16508165_791900110968346_3590421164515900249_nWe chose a cream fill St. Honore’ and an Apple Toast with coffee and the most fantastic hot cocoa. Wonderful – but really enough sweet for the whole day.

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Bakery Visit #3 – Roman Candle Baking Co.

Stop two for the day on our “52 Bakeries in 52 Weeks Goal” this Sunday morning was Roman Candle Baking Co. on 33rd & Division.

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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.

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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.

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Bakery Visit #2 – Petite Provence

16473184_791893877635636_2145740816204832222_nWe 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.

16427599_791893874302303_5699813552415454967_nWe 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.

16473505_791893867635637_1442229456669585550_nAbsolutely delicious.

Bakery Field trip #1 – Grand Central Bakery Sellwood

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.

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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.

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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.