October 16, 2019

Crooked Tree Bakery's Pepper Parmesan Bread

Tastemaker
By Eric Cox | Sept. 14, 2019

Petoskey artisan bread purveyors Crooked Tree Breadworks is onto something special in its Pepper Parmesan Sourdough boule ($9.25). This rich and savory loaf is great for sandwiches, toasted with butter, alongside saucy Italian fare or just about any other way you can dream up. The store recommends toasting and topping with an over-easy egg. Any which way you like it … you’ll definitely like it. Thick chunks of quality parmesan are baked into the sourdough mixture, and tiny bits of fresh ground pepper punctuate the ball loaf’s chewy interior. The outer crust is satisfyingly crunchy and offers flavorful protrusions of melted, morphing cheese, crisped by the heat in the tastiest places. This bread also comes in smaller rolls, perfect for dinner parties. But hurry! While the loaves seem to last throughout the day, the smaller rolls sell out fast. If they’re out when you’re in, try their Cherry Pecan Bread or check out Crooked Tree’s roster of other incredible bread creations at www.breadworks.com, where you can also can buy online. Find the bakery at 2264 M-119. (231) 347-9574

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