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Tastings: Holiday Bread Secrets

11/25/2014 Tagged as: Uncategorized
On a chilly winter day, there is nothing better than slice holiday bread warm and fresh out of the oven.  At The Broadmoor, Executive Pastry Chef Adam Thomas and his team of bakers lead by Executive Baker Joshua Aldarondo are baking their favorite breads to share with you and your family this holiday season.


Chef Aldarondo chooses to create specialty breads for many of the holidays we celebrate on property.  For this holiday season he is baking breads native to Germany and Italy to represent America's diverse melting pot of cultures.  With a selection of Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Panetonne,  Traditional Panetonne a splendid Stollen,  The Broadmoor hopes to offer nostalgic connections to our guest's different ancestries.

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If you aren't sure which bread to choose, try the Chef's favorite, Stollen!  Historically stollen dates back to the 14th century when bakers made it for dignitaries and kings, and so gives Chef Thomas "great pleasure to follow that tradition for our guests".

To account for the Colorado altitude, The Broadmoor bakery went through two test rounds to ensure the breads were baked to perfection, and only the finest ingredients go into every batch.  The soft dough of the Babbka is smeared with plenty of fresh cinnamon and candied pecans for a sweet and savory treat.  In the Stollen, the baking team only add real candied fruits, and only if they're red.  "No green candied fruit were added because frankly I do not know how cherries are naturally green".

When enjoying your holiday treats Chef Aldarondo recommends eating them at room temperature for a fully defined flavor.  However, on a snowy day you can of course reheat them for a warm snack!  He also suggests that guests wait to frost their Stollen until after it has been frozen so the frosting is not absorbed immediately.  As always, the fresh breads on property are not made with any preservatives, so shelf life on the breads are as follows: Stollen 7 days ,  Panetonne 5 days ,Babkba 5 days, and Kugelhopf 3 days.

Drop by Espresso News today to place your holiday breads order and share The Broadmoor family tradition with yours!
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