Friday, October 9, 2009

autumn tastes delicious

autumn is upon us!!! this is my absolute favorite time of year. there are so many sweet winter squashes to be eaten, so many batches of soup in the works, canning, picking, pressing, and long shadows that remind me that the sun is retreating. renewal! 

with the changing of the seasons we have changed around how our menu will work from now on. we will always offer year-round favorites like chocolate chip cookies, sticky buns, wheat-free banana chocolate marble loaf cake, and lots more, but we will also have a seasonally inspired menu from now on that will change every three months (with the seasons!). we are committed to using local & sustainably grown ingredients as often as possible and this new seasonally inspired menu allows us to focus on that commitment by partnering up with small local farmers. 

here is the list of seasonal offerings for autumn 2009:
apple cider buns: slices of locally grown, farm direct apples wrapped in our soft sweet roll dough with aromatic spices & a hint of orange zest topped with a light sprinkle of sugar
pumpkin muffins: moist & tender, sweet & spicy pumpkin muffins made with locally grown certified sustainable pumpkin & topped with gingered pepitas
sage & onion corn muffin: savory & warm made with organic locally milled cornmeal, sage & caramelized onions. just like cornbread stuffing! 
cranberry scones: simple & balanced. tart cranberries inside of a rich flaky scone, topped with a light dusting of sugar.
wheat-free fig & onion cornmeal scone: organic locally milled cornmeal, caramelized onions & locally grown organic figs. sweet & savory.
gingerbread loaf: full of dark molasses & lots of ginger, topped with a ginger glaze. 

we also have a few new year-round favorites to introduce to you:

cinnamon buns (finally!): our soft sweet roll dough full of lots of cinnamon & brown sugar topped with a light vanilla glaze
salty sweet trail mix cookies (lauren lamotte's world famous): oats, dried cranberries, dried apples, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds & almonds all in one brown sugar cookie, topped with a few fleur de sel crystals. the perfect salty sweet balance.
wheat-free banana fig muffins: moist wheat-free banana muffin with chunks of local, organically grown figs. so delicious together!

we would also like to welcome whole foods market laurelhurst to the list of vendors who carry our products. look for apple cider buns, cranberry scones & cinnamon buns in their pastry case! 

so please enjoy the seasonally inspired autumn menu while you can because it will only be around for a few months! and as the sun retreats even further we will keep you updated about what to look forward to on our winter menu!!!

take good care & enjoy!!!

  morgan & all of us at dovetail bakery