The Humble Crumb

a tiny boutique community bakery

Fall is just around the corner

We are opening again on October 7th after a nice September break. We originally closed because we knew that we would be so busy with Tori's wedding preparation in Pennsylvania. It was a very busy time, but since the wedding is past, we have had some free time. Ruth has escaped this Arkansas heat and has been traveling throughout Prince Edward Island with her husband, Jerry, and son, Daniel. They have been having a wonderful time! Betsy has been getting back into a routine of homeschooling her kids, managing her home, and making preparations for Humble Crumb's Fall Re-Opening. Tori is now happily married and living in Maryland with her husband. We will miss her terribly and can never re-pay her for all of the hard work and long hours that she put into making our little bakery what it is today. Thank you Tori! We have hired many wonderful workers to replace Tori. They are hard-working, people-loving, employees and we are so happy to have them be a part of our team.  Our break has been nice, but we can't wait to re-open!

Sprouted Wheat

This past Monday we launched our homemade breads using sprouted wheat! The process takes a bit of time, but the nutritional benefits are worth it! We buy the wheat berries in bulk and soak them for up to 3 days. Once the wheat has sprouted, the berries are dried overnight in a dehydrator. We then grind the wheat into our whole wheat flour. This week we made Sprouted Whole Wheat Bread, Sprouted Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread, and Sprouted Whole Wheat Basil Bread. We also made two types of loaves with white flour: Our over-night Artisan bread and Sourdough Bread. Both of these loaves are crusty on the outside, soft on the inside and perfect for breakfast toast with butter, lunch sandwiches, or dinner garlic bread! We hope you'll make us your weekly bread supplier!

Attached is an article from LIVESTONG.COM with many of the benefits sprouted whole wheat brings to our diet!

Artisan Bread! Great for breakfast toast (Don't forget the butter!) or lunch sandwiches... YUM!

Artisan Bread! Great for breakfast toast (Don't forget the butter!) or lunch sandwiches... YUM!