Product Of The Month
Every month we spotlight a bread or product that we sell in our cafés. We hope you enjoy learning a little about them. Stop by any of our locations to sample these treats and take something home to share.
A year before opening Macrina, I made my first natural bread starter from Champagne grapes planted in my backyard. Inspired by bread from the famous Paris bakery Poilâne, I sought to achieve a similar flavor. I used unbleached and whole wheat flours in the starter to create a mild but nutty leavening base. Over the course of the year, I tweaked proportions and fermentation times, and settled on the signature bread we call Macrina Casera.
Our Casera has a coarse irregular interior texture and a thick but resilient caramelized crust. We shape it into a boule (round) as well a batard (football) shape. This flavorful bread complements any meal—as toast, as a sandwich bread, for crostini or enjoyed simply with unsalted butter or extra virgin olive oil.
During the month of March we are selling our Macrina Casera and Batard for $1 less than the usual price in our cafés.