Here is what our bread looks like when the prep is right, the mother is right, the water meter is working, the mixer is working, the mix is right, the air conditioners are working, the fermentation is right, the shape is right, the air conditioner is still working, the cooler is working, the proof is right, the score is right, the loader is working, the steam injectors are working, the vent is working, the burner is working, and the bake is right. Wonders of Wonders.
Most Frequently Asked Questions about our bread at Whole Foods: Q ) Is everything in the case from Zak The Baker? A ) No! Even though my face and name is all over the case, only bread in a Zak The Baker bag is baked fresh at our bakery each morning. Everything else baked by Whole Foods. This is why we started putting our bread in bags to make sure people know for sure it’s our bread. Q ) Why is your bread always running out in the afternoon/evening? A ) Because we don’t sell day old bread, we bake enough for the day, and deliver a fresh batch the next morning. Q ) What about Pembroke Pines? A ) Whole Foods gave us the green light, ball is in our court. Should we come?
Throwback Thursday to the 3 deck manual steam oven in Ken Lyon’s Hialeah commissary. We could only bake 24 breads an hour, and the stone in the middle deck had a massive crack that normally swallowed a few loves; but this was still a major upgrade from the garage, and I’m totally grateful that Ken let me in 🙏 P.S. I was the one eating Drew’s ice cream in the walk in when I was alone doing the night bakes 🤗
What I would recommend for Shavuot. We also have Hummus at 11, and challah coming out of the oven at NOON. Closing at 6pm today, then closed Sat, Sun, AND Mon for #tribalholiday , back open Tues morning.
Chocolate Marble Cheesecake w/ graham cracker crust for Shavuot. Available only at the bakery this Friday, first come first serve. No pre-orders, no shipping, no postmates, etc. It’s not gluten free, or vegan, or keto, or paleo, or sugar free, or fat free; it’s a classic, delicious, dairy cheesecake made from scratch (not CY ). $10. Chomp!!! FYI - today’s special is sourdough grilled cheese and tomato bisque.
Multigrain on point today. We’ve been pushing the mother to increase the activity, good results. Today’s Special is a chopped salad with lots of herbs and things topped with shaved ricotta salata (CY ). We’re gonna serve it with a house basil pesto and toasted seeded baguette. $10. Chomp.
Today’s Special: House made salmon burger with cilantro mint slaw & pickled cuc on our fresh baked brioche bun smeared with sesame mayo. Served with a little salad tossed in Krishna dressing. $10 Chomp! FYI - I’m gonna be at Whole Foods North Miami today. Come by and eat some food with me. ❤️ 10 (ish ) - 2 (ish )
Totally caught these guys fangirling at Whole Foods Boca. They zoomed by, head down, totally red, pure giggles. Regrouped near prepared foods, more giggles. Did a complete loop of the store, came by a second time, still red faced and paralyzed, finally called them out 😊 much love, Boca.
Gearing up for my sampling session tomorrow at Whole Foods Boca. I’m gonna be there from 10am-2pm (ish ) showing off our new seeded baguette. I’ll bring some pastries and swag to play with too. Come by and say hi, we can talk about bread, gluten, airplanes, your diet, Karl Malone, whatever.
Today’s Daily Special - Chopped greens, celery, and parsley w/ toasted seeds and sliced green apples, topped with shaved sheep ricotta salata (CY ). Comes with toasted seeded baguette and butter - $10. If you can’t make it for lunch today, pick up a seeded baguette at Whole Foods and dm for the recipe ❤️
Anyone else having a hard time finding tasty / affordable / nutritious scratch cookin’ in the neighborhood for lunch? In an effort to respond to this apparent need, we’re gonna start workin on adding daily specials at $10. So far we got grilled cheese and tomato bisque on Thursday, and Hummus w/ fresh challah on Friday. More coming soon. Chomp.
When I decided to make the bakery kosher, I really had no clue what I was getting into. One thing I quickly discovered was it’s really hard to find good kosher cheese in Miami, bummer. After 5 years of moaning about it, I finally figured out how to get a better variety of super duper kosher cheese (CY )! This one is a Ricotta Pecorino AKA Ricotta Salata. It’s made from re-cooking the whey from sheep milk, then pressed and salted for about 90 days. I’m thinking of shaving some over a chopped green salad. Maybe a special next week. 🤗 Fun.
I’m still fundamentally against putting chocolate in bread, but I have to admit, they look great. 👊 @wide_eyed_cat Good Shabbas
Personally, I’m not a big fan of putting chocolate in bread, but it gives Adina ( @wide_eyed_cat )way too much joy to say no. Chocolate Chip Challah has been mixed, out of the oven tomorrow at NOON. Enjoy.