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Thanksgiving - please bring BREAD -

Cynsa Oct 25, 2012 12:19 PM

If you were assigned 'bread for the Thanksgiving table', where will you shop? What bread?

  1. bbulkow Oct 26, 2012 07:36 PM

    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.

    1. Cynsa Oct 26, 2012 10:57 AM


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

      1. CarrieWas218 Oct 25, 2012 03:45 PM

        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
          Robert Lauriston Oct 25, 2012 04:15 PM

          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
            sydthekyd Oct 25, 2012 07:45 PM

            How a double?

            1. re: sydthekyd
              Cynsa Oct 25, 2012 08:20 PM

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

        2. walkoffdinner Oct 25, 2012 01:35 PM

          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. Frosty Melon Oct 25, 2012 01:27 PM

            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. farmersdaughter Oct 25, 2012 01:23 PM

              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
                Robert Lauriston Oct 25, 2012 01:37 PM

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

              2. Ruth Lafler Oct 25, 2012 12:47 PM

                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. k
                  KSlink Oct 25, 2012 12:31 PM

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

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                  1. re: KSlink
                    Cynsa Oct 26, 2012 11:03 AM

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

                  2. Robert Lauriston Oct 25, 2012 12:22 PM

                    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
                      ML8000 Oct 25, 2012 03:14 PM

                      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
                        Robert Lauriston Oct 25, 2012 03:33 PM

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

                        1. re: ML8000
                          The Dive Oct 25, 2012 04:07 PM

                          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
                          Cynsa Oct 25, 2012 04:07 PM

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

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