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Breakfast Bread

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She never ceases to amaze me. Cyndie has outdone herself with a very impressive first-try baking success yesterday. Too bad you can’t smell the aroma of this image.

One of the unique treats we enjoy when visiting Cyndie’s parents in Florida is “Breakfast Bread.” Chock full of a cinnamon flavor, just the right amount of cherries, raisins, apricots, cranberries, dried apples, and chopped walnuts, with a texture that works perfectly well for toasting.

We loved the treat so much that we wanted to buy some for ourselves when we got home. The problem with that plan was that the only place we were able to find it was at Publix grocery stores in Florida.

Cyndie searched the internet for breakfast bread and the majority of the results that appeared included the word, “Publix,” and also phrases like, “copycat recipe.”

She had been cunning enough to take a picture of the ingredients on the label of one of the two Publix loaves we hauled home last week in our carry on luggage, which, for the record, earned my bag extra scrutiny going through security at the Fort Myers airport.

Armed with one of the many breakfast bread recipe ideas from the internet, and her list of actual ingredients from the loaves we know and love, Cyndie set out to bake a couple at home.

I am very proud to exclaim, “She NAILED it!”

On her first try.

I asked her how much a loaf costs at Publix and started doing the math. We could sell these, they are so good!

It may be time to revisit the latest version of the cottage food laws of Wisconsin.

When we moved here, Cyndie researched and discovered Wisconsin had strict restrictions requiring commercial kitchens in order to sell home-baked goods to the public. Since that time, there appears to have been some relaxing of the laws, so maybe it is time we explore new ways to take advantage of her baking skills for generating business income.




Written by johnwhays

February 10, 2019 at 11:10 am

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  1. Mmmm, I for sure would like to try that delicious bread. I can feel the taste with some butter and mermelade and a delicious cup of tea or coffee! 😋 Yummy !


    February 10, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    • I know you have experienced some of Cyndie’s kitchen magic, so you have a good idea of what a treat this is for me! And I don’t even drink coffee!


      February 10, 2019 at 10:22 pm

  2. Oh man, now I want this delicious bread! with some delicious melted butter and a coffee! Can’t you sell it at farmer’s markets? Could you could to come Vancouver and sell it at our farmers markets too please?


    February 10, 2019 at 11:36 am

    • Too bad I can’t just email you a loaf. Next time you are passing by Wisconsin, let us know and we’ll have some for you to stop by and enjoy!


      February 10, 2019 at 10:21 pm

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