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Did you know the tradition of making stollen goes back more than 600 years? The first official mention of stollen was in 1474, but some historians think the traditional German Christmas cake dates back as far as 1329. Stollen’s most famous city is Dresden, where Christmas stollen has been baked since the 15th century and where every year is held the annual Stollenfest. On the Saturday before the second advent, a stollen weighing between three and four tonnes is paraded in a...

The team at True Grain Summerland recently enjoyed a visit from Dani Brown, a writer with Her Okanagan, an Okanagan blog written by local women about all things local and wonderful around the valley. Dani has blown us away with her understanding and enthusiasm for real food, organic farming, craftsmanship, sourdough, and flaky pastry. Read the full article of Dani’s True Grain visit here.  ...

Artisan bread care You’ve just purchased a beautiful handcrafted loaf of True Grain bread. Because we add no sugar, fat or preservatives to our loaves, our bread doesn’t have a long shelf life. To get the most enjoyment from your bread, here are our recommendations on how best to care for your favourite loaf: For greatest foodie satisfaction, take your bread unsliced. We bake our bread fresh everyday, and one of the delights in a fresh loaf of bread is the robust,...