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Jul 5, 2012 05:59 PM

Acme Bread ...... Couronne.

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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  1. 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.

    15 Replies
      1. re: Robert Lauriston

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

        1. re: gordon wing

          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

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

            1. re: Columba

              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.

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                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

                  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.

                  1. re: Columba

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

                    1. re: ML8000

                      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

                        That great bread seems to have suddenly disappeared.

                        1. re: Fine

                          The Pain Pascal has disappeared from Trader Joe's?

                          1. re: Robert Lauriston


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

                            1. re: Fine

                              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

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

        2. 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.

          1. 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.