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Thuet Bread

oralfixation Aug 19, 2007 07:19 AM

Oh my god.

Just picked up my first loaf. I asked which I should try first and the young man I spoke to (son?) steered me toward the potato one on the basis that it turned out well today. Wouldn't have been my first choice all other things being equal, but I decided to go with what he seemed proudest of.

I brought it home and had it with fresh (raw??) butter from Atwater market in Montreal (another story of yummyness) and it was the best bread experience I've had in Toronto.

Anyone else?

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  1. Recyclor RE: oralfixation Aug 19, 2007 07:35 AM

    ..try the olive loaf...*sigh*

    1. chocabot RE: oralfixation Aug 19, 2007 11:52 AM

      the foccacia. find a corner and eat the whole thing plain by yourself

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        LovelyAsia RE: chocabot Aug 19, 2007 09:25 PM

        Was it the Speck, herbs, and Yukon Gold Potato loaf mentioned on their bakery list?


        That sounds like bread heaven!

        1. re: LovelyAsia
          oralfixation RE: LovelyAsia Aug 20, 2007 12:50 PM

          It was that bread indeed. Yum.

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        cybergod RE: oralfixation Aug 20, 2007 05:21 AM

        The roasted garlic boule, and the plain sourdough, and the baguette, and... !

        Was the butter that you bought from Atwater the farmhouse butter that comes in the small white plastic container? That butter (I get it from the cheese shop that's inside the market, where most of the butchers are) is incredible.

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          oralfixation RE: cybergod Aug 20, 2007 12:48 PM

          yes!! that butter. . .

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          gastronom RE: oralfixation Aug 20, 2007 06:50 AM

          the sourdough baguette is amazing by toronto standards. ($2.50, which is pretty good compare to the nasty dough taste of ACE). Also their altasian bread is very good, though it's a bit more expensive.

          1. LovelyAsia RE: oralfixation Aug 30, 2007 06:27 PM

            I got a loaf of the Speck Herb and Yukon Gold today, and while it was incredibly good, I could not smell or taste Speck or Herbs, and it didn't seem to be a potato bread. I am wondering if the girl behind the counter gave me the wrong kind?

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              chocabot RE: LovelyAsia Aug 30, 2007 07:04 PM

              i find the taste is much more pronounced after a day. on my loaf you could see some thin pieces of speck on the top of the loaf and those parts made the paper bag greasy

              1. re: chocabot
                LovelyAsia RE: chocabot Aug 30, 2007 07:18 PM

                My bag was not the least bit greasy... I think I was given something else.. that's ok, I am definitely planning to go back!

                My friend and I shared a pain au chocolat and agreed it was the best in Toronto - we thought Le Comptoire de Celestin was good, but Thuet was hands down the best.

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                  chocabot RE: LovelyAsia Aug 31, 2007 06:52 AM

                  I find thuet's alsatian croissants/pain au chocolat not comparable to other the croissants in the city. The chocolate he uses is very good but it's bready. A totally different style of pastry.

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                    LovelyAsia RE: chocabot Aug 31, 2007 07:28 AM

                    I find that everyone has their favourite and after doing a taste test of 5 different pain au chocolat from around the city - it was surprising how different they all were.

                    To us, Clafouti was the most bread like.

                    Rahier and Patachou were a good consistency but not as tasty as our favourites.

                    The winner was Le Comptoire de Celestin with Pain Perdu a close second because of taste and texture.

                    However we both were sold on Thuet even without tasting it against the others - we found it both tasty with a very delicate flakiness with pockets of air between moist layers - not dense and bready like Clafouti.

                    Which is your favourite chocabot?

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              proof RE: oralfixation Sep 1, 2007 01:48 PM

              It is very difficult to get good bread here in Toronto. I hear Thuet's is amazing. Also there is a decent bakery in Leslieville, not too far form logan, south side with decent bread. I also recommend Premiere Moissan......which is from Montreal. If you can't get to Thuet...it is sold at Dominion. Thank God, a city this size you shouldn't have to search for good bread.

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