Aug. 10, 2017 – Grand Central Bakery has introduced a new seasonal loaf available for a limited time. The Corn Loaf, a beautiful golden 1-pound boule with a crisp, nutty crust and a soft-chewy interior, is a modern version of a Grand Central cult favorite, Yeasted Corn, but made with all-local flours, Bee Local honey and stone-milled heirloom Red Floriani cornmeal.
An open crumb, deep corn flavor and subtle sweetness from a touch of Bee Local honey makes this a great dinner bread, well paired with a summer salad and chilled wine. Corn Loaf makes amazing toast – crisp, corny and nutty with little sinkholes for melted butter or good olive oil.
Ingredients in this all-local loaf highlight new specialty flours from the region: unbleached white flour (single variety wheat) from Small’s Family Farm in Walla Walla and stoneground Durum flour from Hunton’s Farm and Camas Country Mill in the Willamette Valley. In addition, there is local, organic Red Floriani cornmeal from an Italian heirloom flint-type corn that gives the bread its pale gold and red flecking, Bee Local honey and Jacobsen sea salt. It’s not by accident that Grand Central’s seasonal loaves are built around small-batch local flours: head baker Mel Darbyshire regularly tests new flours from wheat grown on the west side of the Cascades through her work with Washington State University’s Bread Lab, where earlier this summer she baked for Bill Gates.
The new Corn Loaf is now available at all Grand Central locations for $3.25. You can also enjoy it at any Grand Central café in the Smoky Tomato & Zucchini sandwich special.
Grand Central Bakery operates wholesale and retail bakeries in both Seattle and Portland. At its seven bakery-cafes in Portland and three in Seattle, Grand Central serves delicious, authentic food made from high-quality local and sustainable ingredients.
Grand Central Bakery is a locally owned award-winning artisan bakery established in 1989 in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. It opened in 1993 in Portland and now runs a family of neighborhood bakeries in both cities. In 2012 Grand Central Bakery was named one of 20 Great American Bread Bakeries and its Como loaf one of the top artisan breads in America by Saveur. Learn more at www.grandcentralbakery.com. Subscribe to Grand Central eNews; watch our video!