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Acme Bread ...... Couronne.

gordon wing Jul 5, 2012 05:59 PM

I had never seen this ring loaf from Acme before ..... it's called Couronne and is made from bagette dough but just in a different shape. It was very crusty with a soft interior. A neat looking loaf!

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    Columba RE: gordon wing Jul 6, 2012 08:26 AM

    I picked up a new (to me) bread at Acme in Berkeley yesterday. It's a triangular loaf made with California grown whole wheat. It's neither thin enough to slice lengthwise or thick enough to slice crosswise for sandwiches, but it's got a chewy, dense crumb, floury crust and sweet flavor. I'm thinking warmed with unsalted butter or thinly sliced with a soft cheese. Berries or stone fruit would round out the flavor too.

    Doesn't remind me of their other breads.

    Sorry I didn't get the name - it was near the rolls on the shelf cart.

    If anyone gets it, please get the name - it's worth waiting for.

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    1. re: Columba
      Robert Lauriston RE: Columba Jul 6, 2012 09:29 AM

      That's the Edible Schoolyard loaf. Great stuff though I agree the shape is weird.



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        gordon wing RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 6, 2012 10:17 AM

        Here's what the Edible Schoolyard Loaf looks like .......

        1. re: gordon wing
          Columba RE: gordon wing Jul 6, 2012 07:26 PM

          Looks like, but doesn't sound like, Edible Schoolyard.

          Maybe they renamed it?

          sfweekly description is close to this loaf - really yummy!

          1. re: Columba
            gordon wing RE: Columba Jul 6, 2012 11:13 PM

            I took that picture at the Chez Panisse 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Berkeley Art Museum last summer. Maybe it's evolved some ??

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              Robert Lauriston RE: Columba Jul 7, 2012 09:11 AM

              What doesn't sound like what? That second picture is of an Edible Schoolyard loaf. Your description matches the ones I've had, as does the description in the SF Weekly blog.

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                Columba RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 7, 2012 03:38 PM

                Hi Gordon & Robert,

                The name Edible Schoolyard didn't sound like the name on the display, but the description and photos look like what I brought home.

                Don't get there often enough to check whether there's been a name change or recipe change or my short-term memory has faltered.


                1. re: Columba
                  Columba RE: Columba Jul 12, 2012 08:58 AM

                  Finally checked it out again. Everyone was right - it is Edible Schoolyard. Sorry for leading anyone on a wild goose chase looking for a name.

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                    ML8000 RE: Columba Jul 12, 2012 09:53 AM

                    I believe TJ sells the Edible Schoolyar loaf. I saw one there yesterday, same color, same triangular shape, about the same price ($3.69).

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                      Robert Lauriston RE: ML8000 Jul 12, 2012 10:44 AM

                      Could well be, in some parts of the Bay Area they have breads from Acme:


                      The big half-loaf whole-wheat Pain Pascal is from Bay Bread.

                      1. re: Robert Lauriston
                        Fine RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 5, 2013 09:27 PM

                        That great bread seems to have suddenly disappeared.

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                          Robert Lauriston RE: Fine Mar 6, 2013 12:07 PM

                          The Pain Pascal has disappeared from Trader Joe's?

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                            Fine RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 7, 2013 09:36 PM


                            I got one explanation at California St, a friend got another--that TJ's had lost the baker, whatever that means.

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                              Robert Lauriston RE: Fine Mar 8, 2013 08:35 AM

                              Bay Bread was bought by Starbucks last year, probably they want to focus production on making stuff for Starbucks.

                              I think Boulange's large peasant bread is more or less the same loaf.

          2. re: Robert Lauriston
            dordogne RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 6, 2012 10:48 AM

            My kind of loaf--three crusty "heels" rather than the usual two.

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              wolfe RE: dordogne Jul 6, 2012 10:58 AM

              How about 6?

        2. Glencora RE: gordon wing Jul 6, 2012 09:37 AM

          The gourgeres (sort of a cheese popover) are new at the San Pablo ave. store. Not something I think I'll eat much, but nice enough.

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            wally RE: gordon wing Jul 6, 2012 10:13 AM

            There is also a new whole wheat roll that has a good crust . Not the flavor of edible schoolyard, nor levain, but good all the same.

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