Friday, August 04, 2017

All Kinds Of Bread And Schat

On our way home from Mammoth Lakes, California we stopped at Erick Schat's Bakery in Bishop, California.  It was bakery nirvana.
They are famous for their Sheepherder Bread.  Their website says, "The Original Sheepherder Bread® 1938 was introduced to the Owens Valley during the California Gold Rush by immigrant Basque sheepherders who missed the bread of their homeland. They shaped loaves of their traditional bread by hand, used stone ovens for baking, and produced the first sheepherder bread. Even today we shape the loaves by hand and bake in the finest European Stone Hearth Ovens. The Original Sheepherder Bread® 1938, as well as all other delicious products, are made of only the purest ingredients: Well water from the Sierras, stone ground unbleached flour, and never any chemicals. Just like our bread, our pastries are made with only the finest ingredients. Real butter, grade AA eggs, unbleached flour, cane sugar, and artesian well water."

I bought a loaf of that, and a loaf of the Chili Cheeze bread.  Both were delicious.  If the place wasn't so insanely crowded - there was a long line of people snaking through the store - I would have had more time to shop and probably would have gone home with six loaves.  Blessing in disguise.

One needs good snacks on a road trip so I also bought two oliebollen for the ride through the mountains.  They were delicious and jam packed with raisins.  
If you're in the area, make sure you stop in.  It was definitely worth it.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~2016: Riders On The Storm
2015: 20 Miles From Sin
2014: Nature's Lace
2013: The Bicycling Capital Of America - Welcoming Those On Both Two Wheels And Eighteen
2012: Crossing The Mojave
2011: Justin Time For A New Pair Of Boots
2010: Miles Of Smiles, Hours Of Laughs
2009: I’m Dreaming Of Blue Skies, Key Lime Pie And Pink Flamingos*
2008: Stop Beyond The Palm
2007: Kittery Dittery Do
2006: Crab Infested Thoughts
2005: Bi The Way

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