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Product Of The Month

Every month we spotlight a bread or product that we sell in our cafés. We hope you enjoy learning a little about them. Stop by any of our locations to sample these treats and take something home to share.

Seeded Rye Panini

This relative newcomer to our line of breads has quickly become one of our most popular. We blend our natural rye starter with a local whole grain milled rye flour, nigella, and caraway seeds, before rolling it in a mixture of sesame, fennel, and poppy seeds. As the thin loaf bakes in our hearth oven, the seeded crust caramelizes, bringing out a touch of sweetness which complements the full natural flavor of rye. Soft cheeses and Macrina’s house-made spreads such as Tuscan White Bean, Roasted Artichoke, or Spicy Chickpea go particularly well with the Seeded Rye Panini, my favorite appetizer bread. If you don’t finish this loaf when it’s fresh, don’t fret, it makes great crostini. Just slice it thinly, brush with olive oil, and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 325° F. And when the weather calls for dining outside, the Seeded Rye Panini is the perfect impromptu picnic bread.

- Leslie