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Dali's Bread

holldoll Jan 18, 2011 06:11 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy this or the bakery that makes it for them?
Having tapas party and need good dunking bread that doesn't fall apart.

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  1. StriperGuy RE: holldoll Jan 18, 2011 06:36 AM

    Don't know about Dali, but Iggy's bread rocks.


    Iggy's Bread
    130 Fawcett Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138-1112
    (617) 491-7600

    1. MC Slim JB RE: holldoll Jan 18, 2011 08:29 AM

      You might call the Wine and Cheese Cask in Somerville, across the street from Dali, and ask if they know who Dali's bread purveyor is. I know the Cask itself supplies many of Dali's wines and cheeses, including the cheap vino tinto used in its justly-famous sangria.

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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      Wine and Cheese Cask
      407 Washington St, Somerville, MA

      1. enhF94 RE: holldoll Jan 18, 2011 02:50 PM

        Perhaps to make things more clear, Dali's bread is a round loaf with a fine crumb; dry texture on the inside. A quarter-inch-thick slice would hold two tablespoons of hummus and not flinch.

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          owen_meany RE: holldoll Jan 19, 2011 05:03 AM

          Will you please post if you find out? My husband and I were just talking about the deliciousness of this bread the other day!

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          1. re: owen_meany
            holldoll RE: owen_meany Jan 19, 2011 08:48 AM

            I am told by the foljks @ Wine + Cheese Cask, Central Bakery, Somerville? They call it corn bread.

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              StriperGuy RE: holldoll Jan 19, 2011 09:08 AM

              That stuff is awesome, and now I know what you are talking about. Many of the Portugese Bakeries sell it. Got a great one from the place on Walnut St. in Peabody.

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                holldoll RE: StriperGuy Jan 19, 2011 10:19 AM

                Mystery solved......... here's where to get it!

                Central Bakery
                732 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
                (617) 547-2237 ‎

                1. re: holldoll
                  galleygirl RE: holldoll Jan 21, 2011 11:03 AM

                  and, funnily enough, the place in Peabody is also called Central Bakery, but I don't think they're related...

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                    itaunas RE: galleygirl Jan 21, 2011 11:26 AM

                    They aren't related. Overall I prefer the "Peabody Central Bakery" which has a wider selection (I believe their formal name is longer) than Central Bakery in Cambridge, but I do like the broa from Central in Cambridge if you buy it at the store (not available every day). Winter Hill also makes a decent version (and the Lowell Portuguese bakery has an awesome sweet broa, which I am accustomed to calling broa de mel but that is probably the wrong name). If you go to Central in Cambridge you might pick up some country rolls, which are dense wheat bread (these they used to make only certain days, but I think went to every day due to more wholesale demand -- more dense than portuguese rolls (also no milk or milk solids like papo-secos/carcaças -- what we call portuguese rolls).

                    I think I know the bread the person below mentioned at Bob's in Medford and believe is made by Italo's bakery in Medford, Sessa's in Somerville also used sell a similar dense loaf they bring up from NYC 1-2 times a week (good when it arrives, but not so much afterwards). It never thought about the similarity and it is similar to broa in shape and density, but the extra wheat gluten makes it much chewier. If you are going the Italian, wheat direction, Pasty's in East Somerville also has some interesting more dense loafs which I prefer to either of the other too.

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                    Sessa's
                    414 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

              2. re: holldoll
                trufflehound RE: holldoll Jan 19, 2011 04:53 PM

                Portuguese corn bread. Broa.

            2. StriperGuy RE: holldoll Jan 19, 2011 05:20 AM

              Why don't you just call Dali?

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                rich patina RE: holldoll Jan 21, 2011 10:59 AM

                weird. we felt like the bread was the low point of our last dali experience. iggys or paninis is so much better. to each his own. i think the bread your after is sold at bobs food in medford too.

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                  enhF94 RE: rich patina Jan 21, 2011 12:30 PM

                  I can respect the bread, though it ain't my thing. Maybe this is another example of Dali's impressive consistency over years, though.

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