Baking Interlude: Silver Moon Bakery

For a time, I had the early shift while cooking on the Upper West Side in New York. I wasn’t a morning person then, but still took pleasure in the daily walk to work. The sidewalks were quiet, though you could sense a kind of hum as the city was getting started for the day. I’d get to the restaurant, unlock the rusty rolling gates, and pick up our delivery of crusty baguettes left in the doorway. They would be snugly bundled, wrapped in crisp brown paper, with their pointed ends poking out. Still wonderfully fragrant from the bakery they came from, I would think to myself, someone somewhere made these.

“Working with bread dough is like playing music… I could not go a day without bread.” — Judith Norell, Silver Moon Bakery

Silver Moon Bakery: Rolling Out The Best Baguettes in New York City from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

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6 Responses to Baking Interlude: Silver Moon Bakery

  1. Marjorie says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I’m all about bread these days. Have you seen the book Flour,Water,Salt,Yeast? It’s FABULOUS! I’ve also have been buying supplies from http://www.breadtopia.com Great folks and I just bought one of their Euro bread boxes. No gluten free stuff going on here;)

    • leduesorelle says:

      Hi Marjorie, thanks for the recommendation! The number of bread baking books in my cooking library are quickly outnumbering those for cheesemaking ;) There was sighting of one of your cowgirl aprons at a workshop I was just at!

  2. azita says:

    What a lady! This video was such a pleasure to watch. I have to go and try her bread, it sounds worth the trek. Between your last post and the book mentioned above my reading list is shaping up very nicely! I’m going to share this link on Twitter.

    • leduesorelle says:

      I hadn’t realized it at the time I posted, but found out that Silver Moon Bakery is just half a block from the restaurant I describe here. No wonder there was something familiar about it, we’ve the same view of Broadway!

  3. Annie says:

    There’s nothing quite like the fragrance of freshly baked bread. Loved the video!

    • leduesorelle says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Annie! The scent of baking bread is certainly a part of the reward of making it at home.

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