Bread making

Panara Bread

I love home-made fresh bread, and since we get lots of enquiries about Panara Bread, I thought I'd tell you a little bit about them.

Panera are a chain of bakery-cafés, specializing in artisan breads and speciality breads, such as ciabatta, country, focaccia, whole grain, seeded, sourdough, honey wheat and stone-milled rye bread.  All the bread is freshly baked every day. Their bakery range also includes delicious bagels, brownies, muffins, cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls, sweets and pastries.  Call in at breakfast time and you will find the lightest, fluffiest souflés you've ever tasted.  You can also buy dressings, oils, dips and coffee beens so that you can enjoy the café tests at home.

Panara BreadIn the café you can get great tasting soups, sandwiches, gorgeous salads and there's even a special menu for kids. 

Most stores also have free Wi-Fi hotspots, so you can relax with a delcious muffin and a latte in a comfy chair while you work.  They're great for meetings, whether purely social or work-related.  Many Panara cafés also offer separate meeting rooms which they make available free to community groups.

On their web site you will find some of their best recipes, including for Kalamata Olive bread,  Sourdough bread and Three Cheese bread (just click the breads link).  So if you've tried them and love them, or if there isn't a Panara Bread bakery-cafe near where you live, you can try out the recipes at home.  The instructions are for hand-baking, but you could easily prepare the dough in your bread machine, then take it out and shape it by hand, let it rise then bake it in your oven for perfect results.