We bake in the old European style, using natural starters and slow fermentation. All of our breads are hand crafted and hearth baked daily in our wood-fired oven. The result is a flavourful, artisan loaf. No artificial preservatives are ever used.
The fire is started directly in the oven the night before we bake and allowed to burn for 10-12 hours. The ash is swept out and the floor of the oven mopped. The loaves are baked directly on the hearth creating a superior crust and exceptional flavour. The heat retained in the thick masonry of the oven allows us to bake continuously throughout the day.
Our loaves include (but are not limited to!) the following:
Normandy Apple Bread
A sourdough bread made with organic whole-wheat flour, sea salt, pure well water, Spirit Tree Cider, chopped apples and a touch of honey. This bread is great on its own or with cheese.
A delicious every day french bread.
A blend of white, whole wheat and cracked grains
A traditional sourdough loaf. This is one of our best sellers.
A simple country loaf made with a sourdough starter and a creamy texture. A versatile loaf great for sandwiches or on its own - A Spirit Tree favourite!
A dark rye loaf with mixed grains and seeds - excellent with hearty soups.
A delicious blenf og seeds and grains. Great toasted or as the base for a sandwich.
Pies & Other Baked Goods
Our handcrafted pastry dough is made with butter and non-hydrogenated shortening to create a flaky texture with a rich, buttery flavour.
Our pies are available baked or frozen for you to take home -- flavours available according to the season and include apple, bumbleberry, strawberry rhubarb, blueberry, peach and pumpkin.
We also offer a daily selection of artisanal pastry/croissants, buns, scones, tarts and cookies, as well as special seasonal treats!