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Thanksgiving - please bring BREAD -

  • Cynsa Oct 25, 2012 12:19 PM
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If you were assigned 'bread for the Thanksgiving table', where will you shop? What bread?

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  1. I'd bring Acme levain (long ratther than round if available) because it makes the best sandwiches. I'd go by in advance to reserve.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Or go to Acme and pick a few items out. Hard to go wrong.

      Anyone know how the rolls are now at the former Neldam's, now Taste of Denmark?

      1. re: ML8000

        One way to go wrong at Acme is to find that they've sold out.

        1. re: ML8000

          The parkerhouse style rolls at Taste of Denmark are good, especially warmed in the oven. Very buttery. We get the little "dollar bun" rolls a lot -- they are just doughy and bland, but a big hit with some of my family members homesick for certain Missouri things. I am not a fan of the swedish rolls.

        2. re: Robert Lauriston

          That's the best reminder: order in advance. : )

        3. I wouldn't shop anywhere, I'd make yeast rolls from scratch.....

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          1. re: KSlink

            We'd love to have your yeast roll recipe on Home Cooking, please. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875098

          2. Argh! I live across the street from one of the best bread bakeries in the Bay Area. But when I ask my mom to bring bread, does she just stop in across the street on the way to my front door. Noooooo. She brings something from her freezer. Or some Semifreddi she grabbed at the supermarket. She usually says she didn't have time to make a special trip to buy bread. A special trip across the street?

            Anyway, we don't usually have bread for Thanksgiving -- we're not one of those families that always has bread on the table. If I were going to ask someone to bring bread, it would be a French baguette from Feel Good Bakery to go with some pre-dinner cheese.

            1. What would be really cool is if you could get the dinner rolls that they serve at Canteen. That would be a nice nod to tradition while still bringing something delicious.

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              1. re: farmersdaughter

                Assuming that the host doesn't already have rolls taken care of, that would be more traditional than bread.

              2. I'd seriously consider buying frozen Meetinghouse biscuits and baking them up for the occasion. Otherwise, I'd go to Acme for a loaf or a round.

                1. Biscuits are the order of the day, that day anyway, so what works for my family are the Costco rolls. They come in a bag of 36 so someone can have as breakfast bread the day of and there are usually leftovers even after serving 16 plus at the table. People love them because they're soft and can handle a lot of butter and honey. Works for us, no baking, just heating.

                  1. The "Crack Biscuits" from Elita Cafe on Fillmore come frozen in a box and bake up beautifully.

                    Sure, bread from Acme would be good - but just cold "BREAD" - there is nothing like fresh, flaky, warm biscuits from the oven...

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                    1. re: CarrieWas218

                      We always have both. A Thanksgiving table without warm rolls seems incomplete to me, but the leftover turkey sandwiches are best with crusty bread.

                      So if we asked someone to bring bread, and they brought rolls instead, that would be a double faux pas.

                      1. re: Robert Lauriston

                        How a double?

                        1. re: sydthekyd

                          1. no bread
                          2. duplicate rolls
                          = double faux pas

                    2. http://joseybakerbread.wordpress.com/
                      http://www.boudinbakery.com/
                      http://www.acmebread.com/
                      http://cheeseboardcollective.coop/
                      http://www.thebejkr.com/
                      http://www.tartinebakery.com/

                      more favorites?
                      sweet and savory pastries? http://neighborsf.com/

                      1. My favorite of the universe is Acme Sour, but it's so dense it would have to be sliced thin (we often have 12 or 13 dishes for thanksgiving). It will hold up to - and be perfect with cranberry - gravy & turkey left overs. Acme Levain is a very good choice.