It looks like people like plastic better than paper. This was the best week for sales at the Coop yet. I’m part of it is that the bread keeps better in plastic, especially once you cut it, but I also suspect that part of it is that you can see the beauty of the loaves better. The (expensive) paper bags have a fancy cellophane window, but there it’s still better to see the whole loaf in its glory.
Oh — I should have mentioned this last week — I am continuing to supply the baguettes to the Coop in paper bags. With a baguette, it’s all about the crust/crumb balance, so there isn’t much point in putting them in plastic bags (at least in my mind).
Also the Poilane was a hit at the Coop. it was all gone by Wednesday, so I’ll be baking more this week.
And I haven’t seen the demand for cookies slack off. Last weeks supply only lasted 3 days, so I’m increasing the bake this week again. The cookie bakes used to just be a short break from the evening’s focus on bread, but now it’s getting serious.
I will be baking the same breads as last week — Baguette, Poilane, Seed and Walnut Raisin at the Coop, and the same plus the Rye at the Masonic Square.
I hope to see you there.