All of our breads are made with a fermentation method. There is nothing quick about it, but there is nothing better than it. We start a portion of the dough the day before and let it ferment for a day. It really gets all the enzymes that are naturally present in the flour excited. Then when we mix the main dough and those excited enzymes go to work on all the new flour breaking it down and revealing the real flavor of the grain. It's a lot more work, but it's the traditional way to make bread and we continue to carry on that tradition.
Little Rooster creates sandwich breads. Not exciting? Winnie the Pooh thinks otherwise.
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today.” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.
We make an exciting line-up of breads, including a traditional 100% Honey Whole Wheat, Multi-Grain, time-honored Cinnamon Raisin, and our more exotic Wild Rice and Onion. For breakfast, for lunch, for a pick-me-up snack with local honey, on the table in a basket with butter at dinner. Exciting.
Little Rooster Crackers all look different, from each other and from other crackers. They are all made by hand – really – each its own interpretation of what an artisan cracker should look like. You can set these on your table or in your mouth with satisfaction. The options include a spicy Fire Cracker, the ever-popular Garlic Pepper Cracker, Rooster Scratch (topped with what a rooster might eat – how fun is that?) and, of course, a traditional Sesame Cracker.
A bun should be more than the unremarkable envelope that holds your burger. It should hold up to what you stick in it or on it, and ours do with a distinctive flavor and integrity of their own. All are, of course, fermented. This line-up is too long to list, but includes Hamburger Buns (of course), Hot Dog Buns, Brioche, Hoagie and Dinner Rolls (many varieties). All are distinctly different and all are delicious.
We just couldn’t call these croutons. Although they are that, the best you’ve ever had. They are flavorful, crisp, and will easily take a forking in your salad or hold up to your hot soup. But they also make an amazing snack. Ditch the chips and crunch on these, guilt-free. Crunchers are nourishing.