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Clear Flour Bakery

droidicus May 21, 2008 08:50 AM

I went to Clear Flour Bakery yesterday for the first time on the recommendations of a co-worker, and I have to say their bread was VERY good. The Baguette was one of the best I have ever had, and the sourdough had a great texture even if it was a little bit weak on the sourness.

Anyone else frequent this establishment?


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  1. BobB RE: droidicus May 21, 2008 08:54 AM

    Darn near daily, especially now that the kid is home from college for the summer so our bread consumption just tripled ;-)

    It's a board favorite, do a search.

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      lergnom RE: droidicus May 21, 2008 11:37 AM

      Everyone who lives anywhere near the place goes there.

      Try the German rye, the ancienne baguette and the pain de mie.

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        C. Hamster RE: lergnom May 28, 2009 10:29 AM

        And even people who don't live close. I love their bread.

      2. gini RE: droidicus May 21, 2008 01:34 PM

        Love their ancienne baguette and their paris night rolls (raisin rolls).

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          teezeetoo RE: gini May 21, 2008 02:09 PM

          morning buns with walnuts, fougasse with gorgonzola and walnuts on saturday, black sesame garlic sticks on thursday. and that's in addition to the best baguettes outside of paris.

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          smtucker RE: droidicus May 21, 2008 02:22 PM

          really love the rustic italian, and it comes in three sizes so you can choose how much bread you will be eating. And on Sunday, there is nothing like their guyere croissant. I get this treat once a month.

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            bostonbroad RE: droidicus May 22, 2008 10:40 AM

            Before it closed, I thought the baguette at Bread & Butter in JP had edged out Clearflour by a smidge. Clearflour is back to being the top dog again, in my opinion. Also a big fan of their rosemary foccaccia - makes great sandwiches.

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              kweesee RE: droidicus May 22, 2008 07:19 PM

              love love love love their croissants & french bread

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                mmocpi RE: droidicus May 22, 2008 10:12 PM

                Really love their Miller's Bread (Pain Meunier). Not available every day. From their site: "each step of taking grain to flour is used: cracked wheat, whole wheat flour, wheat germ & white flour" - this results in a slightly chewy, very flavorful bread experience.

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                  cate918 RE: droidicus May 28, 2009 10:03 AM

                  I lived around the corner from Clear Flour on Gibbs St. and even after we moved we still went back there for sticky buns, olive rolls, foccacia, french bread epes ...it's a treasure.

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                    BobB RE: cate918 May 28, 2009 10:42 AM

                    Similarly, I used to live across the street from Capone Foods in Somerville and I still go back there for Italian specialties. Now I live a block and a half from Clear Flour and am in there pretty much daily. And each of them sells a little bit of the other's stock! Very cool.

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                    kristinayee RE: droidicus May 28, 2009 10:27 AM

                    Same here, we live right near there and go often. A favorite to be sure.


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                      kimfair1 RE: droidicus May 28, 2009 10:56 AM

                      I live near Brighton center, and used to confuse Clear Flour with Flour in the South End. Now I wasn't going to travel to the SE for bread so I never went. Since I found out where it is, I've been a regular customer. Watch the website for the 3-4 times a year they have creampuffs. They are a religious experience. I've tried a ton of stuff there, and it's all good. I like to go on the weekends and get the gruyere croissants, and the strawberry/cream cheese ones. On Tuesdays they have the rustic olive rolls which also rock. The only thing I've ever gotten there that I wasn't completely in love with, was the chocolate tea cake, which I felt was a bit dry.

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