Some while back, a commenter challenged me to list my four favourite breads. Now, after much hardship and personal sacrifice, I have chosen five (one more for the cheap seats).
Having prepared this list, I’ve also decided that I should add a Vancouver section to Hchom, keeping track of my favourite bakeries/restaurants/whathaveyou. Ideally, it might be of use to somebody visiting or living in Vancouver. At the very least, it gives my obsessive documentation of baked goods some kind of official sanction.
1. Whole Wheat from Baguette and Co.
They actually no longer make my real favourite, which was called “Ancient Grains Bread”, dense and dark and perfect. But this is also excellent, and versatile. Everything at Baguette and co. is extremely tasty.
2. Pecan and Dried Fruit from Terra Breads
If I had to nominate an enduring favourite from the list, this might be it. It’s like a Bran Brack, so thick with raisins and nuts it’s nearly fruitcake. Best buttered toast ever.
3. Walnut from Terra Breads
This bread is my traditional choice for leftover roasted-bird sandwiches. It’s my Old Reliable.
4. Multigrain from Beyond Bread
I’m also very fond of the Peasant Bread, here. Dense, hearty stuff. Good fantasy adventure stock.
5. Apricot and Walnut from A Bread Affair
It must be evident by now that I’m partial to a dark, nut/fruit sort of thing. This makes for nice buttered toast with marmalade.