Friday, April 27, 2012

What in the world is...Mestemacher Bread

I watched the Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue recently and a bread was mentioned by Rip's Mom, Ann. She's a terrific, inventive cook, so basically anything she makes I like to try! She mentioned the name of the bread while making a sandwich, but did so quickly, so I couldn't make out what she was saying. Turns out, it was "Mestemacher" bread :)

I found it (by accident) at Whole Foods and it's going to become a regular purchase. It's particularly good toasted. I do an old trick my late grandmother used to do: toast 2 pieces and then rest them on the top of the toaster until they harden up, almost like a cracker.

I use the bread for making rustic sandwiches topped with chickpea spread, cukes and tomatoes.

Below is a little blurb about the company. Enjoy!


"Mestemacher is a producer of bread and baked goods supplying the classic retail grocery trade in Germany and abroad with pre-packaged Vollkornbrot - German-style dark wholegrain bread - and international speciality breads. These products give Mestemacher a presence in a part of the whole bread and baked goods market. The range is aimed at potential consumers looking for speciality breads which are different from the conventional range of pre-packaged breads and baked goods. Mestemacher has been active in Germany for many years with numerous social projects promoting the equality of men and women in society and a work-life balance on the Scandinavian model."

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