At the Sonoma Farmer’s Market last Friday, I met “The bejkr” – The baker. He has a mobile bread oven and makes the most delicious bread around.
He had me at first nibble, but what really roped me in was his design. He brands his bread! He lays a stencil (of his logo, a pattern, a message, etc.) over a loaf, sprinkles flour over the stencil, and into the oven it goes. Whatever has been covered by the stencil comes out lighter than the rest of the loaf. It’s fantastic.
Wrapped in butcher paper and tied with string, my warm-from-the-oven loaf felt like a little work of art. A scrumptious one at that.