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New Fall Flavors Are Here!!

Posted on Oct 4, 2013
Fall is my absolute favorite time of year.  Everyone who knows me knows this and while they all think my love for Fall is due to my October birthday, it’s really so much more than that.  It’s that slight chill in the air, the smell of fireplaces burning at dusk, the colors the foliage takes on in slow motion, but my absolute favorite thing about Fall is it’s flavor.  There is nothing like the flavors of Fall.  Winter squashes spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves, the tart and sweet complexities of cranberries, the abundance of Oregon grown apples and pears ranging in flavor from super sour to super sweet.  The spicy and warming flavors of chai and mexican spiced chocolate, the buttery profiles of walnuts and pecans and the autumnal flavor of toasted oregon hazelnuts.

All of these flavors inspire me every year to create a new line-up of delicious Gluten-Free Vegan baked goods that warm up both your stomach and your heart.  Here is a taste of the new flavors we are kicking off this special season with.

The Maple Walnut Scone is back and better than ever.  This was a Back to Eden staple for the first few years and went into temporary retirement until a Gluten-Free version could be created that was just as good.  I’m happy to say that day has arrived!
We have two new breads for you to choose from bursting with flavor and sweetened only with Pure Organic Maple Syrup.  The Marionberry Molasses bread has a deep gingerbread flavor and is complemented by a sweet and tart marionberry burst and the Ginger Pumpkin Pear bread is a great way to get your daily dose of pumpkin with the spice of ginger and the sweetness of local Oregon pears.
Our new Butternut Squash Apple Hazelnut Muffin is an instant favorite with our staff!  This delicious muffin is made with organic butternut squash puree and studded with apples and hazelnuts both grown in Oregon!
Pies are also seeing a seasonal shift from the bright vibrant flavors of summer to the more subtle and soothing flavors of Fall.  We still have our Chocolate Cream Pies and along side them is our Pumpkin Cream Pie, a classic pumpkin pie filling topped with our whipped cream topping and dusted with nutmeg!  For fruit pies it’s time for Caramel Apple Crumble Pies!  Made with organic tart Oregon apples, tossed with brown sugar and spices and topped with a crunchy crumb top it doesn’t get much more fall than this pie!
The Pumpkin Whoopie is also back!  That’s about all I need to say about that right?!
Two new doughnut flavors are also gracing the cases this Fall!  The first is a Chocolate Root Beer Doughnut made with the same chocolate base you love but topped with a glaze made with pure natural root beer and dusted with organic, fair-trade cocoa.  The Pumpkin Doughnut is back and topped with a everyone’s favorite Maple glaze!!
We are also adding a new fall Mini Cake to the rotation and it’s really delicious!  It is made from moist pumpkin cakes, filled with vanilla buttercream, covered in ganache and topped with candied pepitas (pumpkin seeds!) it’s rich, delicious and seasonal!
These are just some of the new products that we are rolling out this season so be sure to keep checking in to see what new things we come up with!  Thank you all for your support, we get so much joy out of feeding you, our community.  I hope you all enjoy and embrace this fall as much as I do! 

With Warmest Regards,

Garrett Jones
Executive Chef of Back to Eden Bakery


Celebrate March's Arrival With The Taste Of Lemon!

Posted on Mar 2, 2013
Have you noticed that spring is starting to sneak up on us again? Walking through the neighborhood this last week one can't help but see the signs everywhere: budding trees, the fresh green growth of perennials pushing through soil, a cacophony of songbirds emanating from the trees. Of course we love all the seasons for the unique set of blessings they bring but it's hard to deny that there is just something special about the return of the spring.

With it comes longer days and hopefully a little more sunshine. Our gardens are beginning to be reworked, we're staying out later with friends and celebrating the return of some of our favorite fruits and vegetables. Instead of all the comforting foods that nourished us all winter we now begin to seek out the cleansing foods and refreshing flavors of spring. With February now behind us and the equinox around the corner we're still in that in-between stage and the one ingredient that seems perfect to cleanse our palates and get us ready for the cornucopia that is on its way is lemon. Good for detoxing and strengthening the immune system, lemon is a wonderful fruit that when used in baking and sweets can't help but scream springtime and sunshine.

This week we debuted our Lemon Coconut Doughnut. Our 100% plant-based, vegan gluten-free doughnuts are baked not fried so if wondering how this fits into your spring cleanse you can consider it your reward at the end of it all and not feel as indulgent. Made with fresh organic lemons and pure organic coconut milk, this soy-free beauty has a lemon coconut cake with a zesty lemon glaze and toasted coconut flakes sprinkled on top. It might just be our favorite doughnut yet.

Lemon Cream is our special soft serve flavor this week. The light and fluffy texture of our dairy-free vegan soft serve combined with the refreshing organic lemon juice makes this one of our all-time favorite special flavors. It will be with us until next Wednesday at least but you can definitely expect to see it appear in the rotation from now on. Swirled with vanilla on a cone or all by itself this would make for great shakes, sundaes or bananas splits and we'd be curious to see what ends up being everyone's favorite topping add-ons.
We also brought the Lemon Coconut Cream Pie back from hibernation and not a moment too soon! The lemon custard filling with the silky white coconut cream top will remind you of a Lemon Meringue but without all the usual trans-fats and cholesterol inherent in its traditional version. Our buttery and flaky vegan gluten-free crust is the perfect shell for this tart and creamy goodness. While you might be tempted (and well within your right) to devour this all by yourself, don't let the 5" personal pie size fool you as it is certainly substantial enough to share with that special someone who brings you sunshine.

So there's a little glimpse at what we have blooming over here on Alberta Street. Before we leave you to salivate and plan your next visit to the bakery, we should let you know that beginning March 21st until the fall equinox come September we will be extending our open hours to be from 9am -10pm. That's one more hour that you now have to enjoy our tasty treats! We look forward to seeing you out and about more in the coming seasons. Happy March!