Tomorrow is the last Thursday of October, so we will be baking Cornish Saffron Buns again. It means I have to go in extra early so they are out of the oven before we turn it up for baguettes, but it’s worth it. I love the fragrance of baking saffron and the buns are so wonderful for breakfast.
We are developing a rotation of special breads on Thursdays. We bake Cornish Saffron Buns the last Thursday of each month, and Finnish Cardamom Bread the first. In addition we started baking Irish Soda Bread on the second Thursday of October, and I plan to continue that. That leaves the third Thursday to fill. If you have any suggestions, let me know. Something that represents the ethnic diversity of the UP would be ideal.
This week will be our last Apple Harvest bake of the year on Friday. I’m planning to bake some extra this week, and if we have any left over, I’ll freeze a few so I can enjoy them later into the fall. Next Friday, we will be returning the Cranberry Pecan Bread to the rotation for November. Last year we kept baking it until spring, but I’d like to start having a special bread every month. I always enjoy having something special to look forward to (I’m already working on our 2009 Stollen recipe!), but I always hate to see them go. Especially one as good as the Apple Harvest Bread.
Finally, this Saturday morning is our last planned appearance at the Marquette Farmers Market. Weather has been wet, windy and unpredictable throughout the month, but it is looking pretty good for this weekend. Please stop down and see us.