Welcome to Homemade

Welcome to my Homemade Bakery

french bread 2 Here at Angela’s Baker Way Bakery we believe that delicious baked goods start from scratch. Some associate homemade with scratch. That is just fine with me. When I was a little kid the word “homemade” was not necessarily a positive description of something. Today homemade leads us back to a nostalgic place where grandma’s homemade candy, cookies, breads and pies take us home. Home to her kitchen with the smells and feelings of love, family and food; where with just a few basic ingredients something amazing came out of the oven. This is where homemade becomes a beautiful description of a place in time that we felt loved. If you were lucky enough to experience this with your grandmothers, mom or maybe even your dad was the cook, then you know what I’m talking about.

Homemade Bread Story

I want to take you back in history to a time when our nation was growing. Back to the time of Cowboys and chuck wagons. I know we still have some of those rustic hardworking men and women today. I have a rich history of cowboys and pioneers on my family tree.

My great grandparents Fanny & Meredith Nicholas
Meet my great grandparents
Fanny & Meredith Nicholas

This story goes back to a flavor of bread that was made from scratch. Sometimes the bread has taken years from beginning to belly. Did you know that the cowboys and pioneers carried a piece of dough with them? It picked up the natural yeast in the air and when it was time to make bread that aged or sour piece of dough was the yeast for the new bread. The cook, cowboy, or pioneer would not cook all the dough but save a piece for the next batch of bread. That is where Sourdough bread came from. Amazing that with a few simple ingredients something so delicious was born. Today we have yeast that we can easily add to our dough but I know some old cowgirls and boys that still use the age-old concept of holding on to a piece of dough. This concept is called sour dough starter. Some starters are prized and very old! One example is the famous San Francisco Sourdough.

Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bread Bowl
Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bread Bowl

Yep, I’m sure you have had some before but if you get the chance, a visit to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and a Sourdough Bread bowl filled with clam chowder from the famous Boudin Bakery is a delicious experience!

The flavors in sourdough bread are from wild yeast in the air that grows in the starter. Those wild yeasts add different tastes depending on where they grow. A friend of mine worked in a bakery that shipped its sourdough starter in monthly and when they were done the remainder was destroyed. Out of necessity came a delicious bread that is prized for its flavors. In my kitchen growing up baking from scratch was a necessity. My parents have been married for 42 years and raised 6 kids. Homemade was a necessity not an option. The ideals and examples I was raised with help shape the way I raise my family. We do homemade. In my bakery I make homemade from scratch baked goods that I sell to my neighbors and friends. I don’t pack the piece of dough with me but I sure do pack the hard-working ideals that came from the men and women of my past.

A Homemade Bakery

Cheddar Jalapeno Loaf
Cheddar Jalapeno Loaf

I hope that your visit to my website will be fun, full of information and lead you to what you are looking for! I am a California Cottage Food Operation. My business is run out of my certified home kitchen in Quincy California. I fill orders for items baked in my home kitchen. Whether it is one of our handmade breads or a custom wedding cake, delicious and fresh is our goal. Please allow some time (order in advance) for your order to be created to the high standards we have set for our bakery.

I have spent years baking. I love to make delicious food for my family and friends. When you order from our bakery your order is created out of years of research and practice. Here at Angela’s Baker Way Bakery we work to keep our prices affordable knowing that you also work hard for your family.

baker photo
Head Baker/ Owner Angela

This site was created to market our bakery products and also to educate. I hope we can meet your needs whether they be a simple loaf of bread for the family meal, cookie trays for your office meeting,  a custom made Birthday Cake or some good old fashioned scratch baked fun!

 

 

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