Posts Tagged ‘bread’

Hello Greenville Illinois!

Downtown Greenville Illinois

Hello Greenville Illinois!

Welcome to Piety Hill Bakery

 (618) 581-3480

We are currently delivering Tues-Fri. Email your order to us by 8 pm the night prior, for next morning delivery.

  Thanks so much!!

Email your order to pietyhillbakery@yahoo.com                  

We are home to  Greenville Illinois’  one and only home-made, hearth-baked bread company. We are a Cottage-Industry in Greenville,  Illinois delivering  to any corner in  Bond County. We have been known to deliver mail-order within the United States.  Don’t hesitate to email or call. Life is too short to eat anything but real bread we figure!

Currently we offer “made from scratch”  hand-formed,  New York-Style Bagels. They are crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy inside;  just the way a bagel should be! 

.Our bagels are available by special order through this blog on Tues-Fri.,  in batches of 6 or 9.  They are boiled then baked, in a typical electric oven.  Just email us what you need at Pietyhillbakery@Yahoo.com.  We will send an email confirmation BY 11 pm that same day.

We offer hearth-baked, artisan Breads in bulk for special events such as weddings. (10 or more loaves required for a brick oven fire.) From our electric oven we currently offer French Baguettes, Country Loaf, Herb, and Grandma’s White Bread. They are available for delivery on Wednesday mornings. Simply text or email your order by 8 pm, and we will Bake & Deliver to your door tomorrow.  We are currently delivering  BAGELS  Tuesday – Friday  mornings, and BREADS on Wednesday mornings. ALWAYS JUST $5 a loaf 0r $8 for a 6 or 9  pack of Bagels (delivery is free,  tax is included.) We  deliver anywhere within a 10 mile radius of Greenville.  This includes: Pocahontas, Old Ripley, Smithboro, Mulberry Grove, and parts in between.

Baking your bread like great, Great-grandma made, with pride and a dash of kindness 🙂

 

 

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Canadian Connections

My father was born in Consort Alberta, and raised on a homestead near Arlee, Saskatchewan.  He was the oldest boy of 11 children.

His parents had left the Caucaus region of  Russia in the early 1900’s  to find a new life in North America, and so my Russian/Canadian connection starts back there.

When he was in his early twenties, my dad’s family moved eastward.  They settled into a much easier life in Niagara Falls, Ontario, leaving behind the rugged  life of the western Canadian prairie.

I inherited many things from my father:  a love of the plains,  cowboys and horses, a passion for building things, and especially his artistic eye, and a “make-d0” frontier spirit.

Even as I make decisions about bread-making I can see this heritage manifesting itself.  There was no doubt from the get-go, that  I needed to make bread the old way. From the numerous wood-fired bread oven styles recorded, I chose to build the 700 year old French oven design, which found its New World resolution in the Quebec clay ovens of Eastern Canada.

And now, as I am deciding which of my all-white bread recipes to offer here at Piety Hill Bakery, I have chosen a recipe passed down from a Canadian woman who was born, raised, and baked bread in a Far North Canadian fishing village some  50 years ago.  She was not my grandmother, but I feel it apropos to call it:  Grandmother’s White Bread.

The recipe is almost exactly like the historic “Sally Lunn”  bread,  much loved by colonial Virginia settlers, except that it does not include eggs.  Better for us all, I figure—less cholesterol.  Old World meets New World!!

available as a pan bread or a boule

Thank you for buying our breads.  They are currently available on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  If we have enough orders we bake in our brick oven, if we have just a few, we bake indoors in our traditional electric oven.  We are  always learning!  Mis-steps are the mistress of learning 🙂 

Call in your order the night before (by 8 pm) at: (618) 581-3480  Or email us at pietyhillbakery@Yahoo.com    

PS.  Thank you for carrying on the Old  World traditions. If your power (or ours) is down, or your computer or phone not working, simply drop off your order in our mailbox.  We will still be baking .

Demonstrations of our wood-fired oven are available at no charge to groups such as Girl-Scouts, Boy-Scouts, DVBS, etc.  Give us a call!

 

 

  (Hi Janet! )

 

October

All Hallow’s Eve looms so large!  We feel it in the air, right?    October is one of my favorite months of the year, and I bet it might be one of yours too. I hear people talking about it all around me.  We sense its profound significance.

In honor of this magical month of change, decline and romance,  Piety Hill Bakery now has available from October 6th – November 6th traditional “Day of the Dead” bread.  Check out our Holiday Bread History for information about the meaning of this specialty bread.

It is sweet, delicious, and uniquely shaped;  full of  rich butter, eggs,  touches of orange zest, lemon zest, cinnamon and anise. Feed it to your children, your family or friends, in honor of all that is beautiful that is passing away, and will return again.

Your DAY OF THE DEAD  bread will arrive with 3 Bone shaped loaves and one Skull shaped bun.