Monday, June 28, 2010

6 Pack Not Included

"I need to see some ID please" is not exactly what you would expect our staff to say to you at the door of the bakery. And while that may be a bit exaggerated, our newest bread is full of flavor because of its unique ingredient, BEER. That's right, our newest loaf is a beer bread.

This outrageously flavorful bread incorporates Brooklyn's very own Six Points Craft Ale's Otis Stout directly into the dough. The result: one bold and delicious loaf of bread. Check out what Tasting Table had to say.

If you missed it at the New Amsterdam Market this weekend, you can stop by the bakery and taste it for yourself!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Keith Cohen is really a celebrity

WE'RE ON TV TONIGHT @9:30PM!! Cablevision 22, Time Warner 25/10, Fios 25, and Comcast 25! WATCH! WATCH! WATCH!

But seriously... NYC Life TV is featuring Orwasher's Bakery on their "New York Originals" documentary series. The focus is local businesses that have a unique craft and a truly distinct perspective. (Pretty cool, right??!!)

So tune in and let us know what you think!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Panini Happy!

So, it would be an understatement to say that we are obsessed with bread...and we are constantly thinking up new ways to eat our breads. With that said, sometimes we need a little help.

We want to share a great blog with you that consistently has fresh ideas and recipes all revolving around good-quality bread. Panini Happy is not only an extensive database of panini recipes, but it is extremely organized. You can navigate the site based on what kind of panini you are in the mood for/what ingredients you have in your home. The main navigation bar lets you choose between beef or chicken paninis, breakfast or dessert paninis and even vegetarian and seafood paninis. Here is one of our favorite "Panini Happy" recipes for summer:

Chicken-Grape Salad & Gruyère Panini

(Note: The quantity of each ingredient in the chicken salad is completely up to your personal taste.)

Chicken, cooked and shredded
Grapes, halved
Walnuts, chopped
Salt and pepper
Gruyère cheese, shaved or sliced
Dark rye bread


Preheat the panini grill to medium-high heat (375 degrees).

In a small bowl, combine chicken, grapes, walnuts, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.

For each sandwich: Spread about 1 cup of chicken salad onto a slice of bread. Add cheese and top with another slice of bread. Grill about 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bread is crispy, with grill marks. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies

Even though we literally live for bread, we like to use peanut butter for more than just sandwiches. This recipe for peanut butter cookies is a staff favorite. They are the perfect combination of soft, chewy and rich. Although the traditional recipe suggests Peanut Butter & Co.’s more traditional “Smooth Operator,” we suggest revving up these cookies with “Dark Chocolate Dreams” or “White Chocolate Wonderful” and get ready to eat them all!

2 2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter (at room temperature)
2/3 cup Peanut Butter & Co. “Smooth Operator” Peanut Butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Additional sugar
5 dozen Hersey Kisses, unwrapped

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl cream together
butter and both brown and white sugar until smooth. Add peanut butter. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Then slowly add the dry ingredients. Mix until combined
3. Make balls out of level tablespoons of dough - add flour to hands if needed. Roll balls in sugar.
4. Bake 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet for 8 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and add 1 kiss to the center of each cookie. Press the kiss into the cookie so it cracks a little bit. Return to the oven and bake for 2 more minutes.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Can we come over for dinner?

Are you looking for a way to incorporate all those fresh veggies from your CSA/weekly trek to the farmers market into your everyday meals? Here is a recipe for Spinach Lasagna, which pairs perfectly with our Cabernet Rustica. In addition to fresh spinach we added zucchini, carrots and mushrooms, but feel free to add whatever catches your eye and is in season! Don’t forget to pick up a block of fresh Parmesan from the Orwasher’s cheese case; you won’t regret it – we promise!

Friday, April 23, 2010

What are you making for brunch this weekend??

Searching for that perfect Sunday brunch dish? Look no further. Take your ordinary French Toast recipe and kick it up 10 notches with Orwasher’s Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread. Your family and friend will leave with full stomachs, anticipating their next brunch invitation! (For those with less exotic taste buds, this recipe is also great with Orwasher’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread and Pan Challah loaves.)


· 8 thick slices of Orwasher’s Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread

· 4 eggs

· 2/3 cup milk

· 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

· 1 dash of vanilla extract

· butter/vegetable oil

· maple syrup


1. Beat eggs, milk, and cinnamon together. Whisk until well blended.

2. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, allowing each slice to soak up some of the mixture.

3. Melt some butter (or use vegetable oil) over a large skillet on medium-high heat. When hot place slices of bread onto the skillet (as many as fit comfortably).

4. Cook until brown on both sides, flipping when needed.

3. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.

Serves 4

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Announcing.... Time Out New York's "Best Unsung Food Shop: Bread"

...that would be us! We were stoked to find out that Time Out New York wanted to feature us in their latest issue. Check out the write-up here.

Also, if you want to check glamor shots of Orwasher's very own Keith Cohen and our Chardonnay Miche loaf click on pictures 7 and 8!

There are a ton of great places included in the Best Unsung Food Shops list - so check them out too!!