Over the summer at the Farmer’s Market there was a booth, Katic Breads, that sold the best bread you could imagine. Everything was delivered warm, fresh and perfect. It also didn’t hurt that the women running the stand were so cheerful week in and week out. As the market wound down for the winter, customers were asking what to do for the winter months?? We had become used to our focaccia, ciabatta, french breads, harvest breads and, of course, the delicious fresh croissants. To satisfy their loyal customers, they set up a way to have a standing order delivered to a fabulous local coffee shop, Cafe la Fortuna every other Saturday. Dusan Katic, the baker, assured us that all their items could be frozen with no problems. Well, they were right. Even the croissants that came out of the freezer and reheated just a little, were perfect.
I just picked up my second order this morning. Once home, I wrapped everything for freezing, and then enjoyed a fresh croissant with Mammoth Cave Black Cherry Preserves, a specialty of the Mammoth Cave National Park Lodge, and a steaming hot cup of Cafe la Fortuna coffee. That’s a great way to start a Saturday morning.
Here’s Dusan Katic’s instructions for storing their fresh breads:
If you have a chance to find them at a farmer’s market or specialty store in the Chicago and Northern IL area, pick some up. You won’t be sorry.