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Monday, June 26, 2017

Must Have for Brat and Burger Season

Breadsmith's burger, brat and hot dog buns are available each day in all three locations. Be sure to have plenty on hand so you can enjoy grilling season. They are perfect for sandwich creation and make for memorable backyard moments.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Saturday — Cinnamon Bun

Cinnamon Bun
If you’re looking for something fantastically sticky and sweet, you have to try our Cinnamon Bun. It’s full of cinnamon spirals and topped with icing. Total indulgence! Available Saturdays in all three bakery locations!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday in the Bakery — Raisin Cinnamon

100% Whole Wheat Raisin Cinnamon is available in all three bakery locations today. We use the world’s best cinnamon—Saigon cinnamon— in our recipe, and sweet California raisins. It is healthy and a bit sweet—but not too sweet. Try a sample today in the bakery.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

First Taste of the Season—Complimentary Muffin

The season's best flavors blend in this wonderful exquisite recipe. Try one today—on us.

Lemon Blueberry Muffins—a gift from us to you. Just stop in today!

We welcome the first taste of the season with a complimentary Lemon Blueberry Muffin for visitors today. We are baking six dozen in our three locations: Edina, Minnetonka and St. Paul. A gift from us to you. Come in today to help celebrate the first taste of the season. First come, first serve.

Lemon Blueberry Bread and Muffins are baked fresh daily starting today and into August. Also available are Zucchini Bread and Muffins.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Last Day — Coconut Scones and Lavender Bread

Today, Monday June 12, is the last day for Coconut Scones and Lemon Lavender Bread and muffins. These popular recipes will return, but not until next year! So, please stop in today and enjoy these freshly baked items one last time.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ingredient Update—Vanilla

Catastrophic crop loss means price increase.

Devastating Hurricane
In Madagascar, on the morning of March 7, tropical cyclone (hurricane) Enawo made landfall with sustained winds of 145 mph. For the next two days the island country was battered. Dozens died, tens of thousands were displaced and almost all residents felt severe loss. The United Nations humanitarian relief information source estimated that 100% of the crops in two important regions were submerged and destroyed.

One of the devastated crops is the vanilla bean. Madagascar is the near-exclusive source for the world’s vanilla beans. It produces about 80% of the vanilla annually consumed. The record-low harvest resulted in soaring prices.

Vanilla that formerly cost $50 is now $500 and is heading higher. There is no alternative for real vanilla and no expectation of a quick return to normal prices. Vanilla bean plants take three to five years to mature.

Vanilla is a crucial ingredient in many of Breadsmith’s recipes—and is a component of other ingredients (such as chocolate). Long ago we decided to only use the finest ingredients: fresh blueberries from northern Wisconsin and Michigan, hand-cut locally-grown zucchini, organic eggs from Larry Schultz farms and, yes, Madagascar vanilla—not imitation vanilla flavoring.

This means our prices must increase.

We intend on continuing to source only the finest ingredients that support local efforts, produce outstanding flavors and sustainably support future generations.

Thank you for your understanding.

David and Robin Wright

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Scones—Have you tried one recently?

Scones have a biscuit-like texture and a buttery aroma. Traditional scones are available for a limited time. Try one today! They have a simple, pure flavor. We bake them with a touch of sanding sugar on top that adds a bit of a crunch. Cranberry scones are available throughout the year and have feature a blend of tart and sweet.