Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday’s Last Spoonful: Monks' Bread

A bread from a brand belonging to brothers

Have you sampled slices or loaves of these specialty breads, which are prepared, baked, and packaged by the Trappist Monks of the Abbey of Genesee in Piffard, New York? The brothers use quality ingredients and their own secret recipes to make five unique flavors, such as Raisin W/ Cinnamon, Rye-Caraway Seeds, and Sunflower W/ Rolled Oats. The cooking process takes five hours and visitors to the abbey can observe the brothers preparing and loading stacks of bread. The Mixed Stew crew especially liked their Maple Cinnamon bread. The order, which is a community of 30 monks, lives by prayer, quiet contemplation, and the common work of baking. You can purchase their bread loaves on their website, at the Abbey of Genesee store, while still others can find their loaves for sell at some special locations. We bought three loaves for $12.00 at the gift shop for the Shrine of St. Anthony in Maryland. A special bulk order through their website of six different loaves costs $19.95 without shipping included. Also, look for cakes, fruit preserves, and butter made by the Trappist Monks of the Abbey of Genesee.

The Abbey of the Genesee
3258 River Rd.
Piffard, NY 14533

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