Let's Get This Bread: Valentine's Day Loaves for Carb Lovers

By Abbe Wichman

Beth Mansfield of Idyllwild Bread, found at The Market at Union Hall in North Salem and South Salem’s Gossett’s Farmers’ Market and Smith & East Market, generally has a chocolate bread in her regular rotation as an homage to Richard Bourdon of Berkshire Mountain Bakery.

For Valentine’s Day she’s baking a chocolate, tart cherry and Meyer lemon zest bread; loaves with Luxardo cherries and chocolate compound butter; buckwheat-cherry-and-candied-pecan sourdough, and a double chocolate malted wheat. Mansfield, who hails from California, says the double chocolate malted bread “is a love letter to Thrifty, a beloved West Coast drugstore ice cream.”

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Beth Mansfield