What’s bigger than family size? Tribal Size!! Working on a 16 serving Apple Honey Cake for the Rosh Hashana. More details coming soon....
Bagels - Test 42. Thin crisp crust, check. Amber blistered color, check. Slightly sweet & mildly acidic taste, check. Pleasantly chewy crumb, check. Plump round shape, check. Check check check check. Time to train the rest of the crew. So close.....🤗 I left all of today’s bake on the loader near the oven, ask the FOH for a sample if you’re in the shop today.
✨✨✨Croissants coming out of the oven at midnight tonight!! Come to the sliding glass door on the south side of the bakery, hot out of the oven at 12am. See you there ✨✨✨
Challah Queen @wide_eyed_cat dialed in the 100% Whole Spelt Challah this week ⚡️⚡️⚡️Just came out of the oven, looking beautiful. Enjoy!!! Good Shabbas.
1 and 1/4 inch 💥 Thursday = Sourdough Grilled Cheese $ Tomato Bisque $10
Test 36 - 16 minutes @ 490. This is the crust I’m looking for, deep blistered amber. So close.....
The asparagus ban in the bakery has been lifted! Sorta. Green asparagus is still a no no, but white asparagus is good to go! Apparently the green are harder to clean well. Anyway, hallelujah! 🙏 In the kitchen this morning playing with asparagus, hope to get it on the menu soon.
In honor of #myreligiouswife , we’re making 100% Whole Spelt Challah today. Dense, nutty, and guaranteed to make you poop like a champion!! Out of the oven at noon. 💩Good Shabbas!
Playing in the kitchen this morning. This is a Danish Shakshuka. Pretty rich and tasty. Maybe a special, maybe in the fall menu.
@maximerossetto went full power on this morning’s sourdough country wheat. Oven at 532, loads of steam, 45 minutes. The crust is a rich dark amber with a gentle bitter note that rounds out the sweet/salty/acid of the crumb. Love it. 11am - Hummus ready 12pm - Challah out of the oven 6pm - Closed 7:48pm - Shabbas Good Shabbas!!!!
New Pastry of the Month - Pineapple and Coconut Cream Danish. It’s like a piña colada for breakfast🍹🥐 Only at the bakery, out of the oven around 7am!
Cinnamon Rolls just came out of the oven. They’re crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and my opinion, outrageous just out of the oven. Typically out around 8am. Today’s special - Curry Fish w/ short grain brown rice.
The chocolate chip challah has evolved into a chocolate chocolate chip challah this week with cacao in the dough. Out of the at NOON! Good Shabbas!
We’re baking Cherry Danishes for one more week, out the of the oven at 7am. Only at the bakery!
Making Chocolate Chip Challah this week (still not a fan, but happy to bake it for y’all ). Below is the Friday Oven Schedule: 7am: Croissants out of oven 8am: Sourdough out of oven 11am: Hummus ready 12pm: Challah out of oven 6pm: Closed 7:56pm: Shabbat Good Shabbas!
Our Thursday special sounds simple, I know, Sourdough Grilled Cheese with Tomato Bisque for $10, but damn is it good. Its just one of those timeless cravable combinations that’s crispy, and warm, and savory, and so satisfying. Chomp!
Beautiful crumb on our Sourdough Jewish Rye. It’s got flax, onion, & caraway inside, with corn grit on the outside. By far my favorite bread we make. Out of the oven at 8am. Or pick one up at your local South Florida Whole Foods.
Friday Oven Schedule: 7am - Croissants out of oven 8am - Sourdough out of oven 11am - Hummus is ready 12pm - Challah out of oven 6pm - Closed 7:58pm - Shabbas Good Shabbas!
They used to be addicted to the boob, then pacifiers, then bottles of warm oat milk and maple, and then blankets. Now it’s all about the Crunchy Granola 🤘
Here is what our bread looks like when the prep is right, the mother is right, the water meter is working, the mixer is working, the mix is right, the air conditioners are working, the fermentation is right, the shape is right, the air conditioner is still working, the cooler is working, the proof is right, the score is right, the loader is working, the steam injectors are working, the vent is working, the burner is working, and the bake is right. Wonders of Wonders.
Friday at the bakery means: 7am: Croissants out of oven 8am: Sourdough out of oven 11am: Hummus ready 12pm: Challah out of oven 6pm: We close Good Shabbas!!!!
Yes, we will be open tomorrow, July 4th, 7am - 7pm. Pastry out of the oven around 7(ish ) Sourdough breads and baguettes out of the oven around 8(ish ). Breakfast all day. Special of the day, sourdough grilled cheese and tomato bisque.
Most Frequently Asked Questions about our bread at Whole Foods: Q ) Is everything in the case from Zak The Baker? A ) No! Even though my face and name is all over the case, only bread in a Zak The Baker bag is baked fresh at our bakery each morning. Everything else baked by Whole Foods. This is why we started putting our bread in bags to make sure people know for sure it’s our bread. Q ) Why is your bread always running out in the afternoon/evening? A ) Because we don’t sell day old bread, we bake enough for the day, and deliver a fresh batch the next morning. Q ) What about Pembroke Pines? A ) Whole Foods gave us the green light, ball is in our court. Should we come?
Bread was baked, hummus was served, challah is gone; time to drink and watch USA women slay France! We also got VEN vs ARG with the bunny ears on the magnavox. Beers on the house, join us if you’re around.
Croissants just came out of the oven. Sourdough was just loaded, should be out in 40. Chickpeas are boiling, hummus should be ready around 11am. Challah is fully shaped and proofing, should be out of the oven around NOON.
4th of July Pie now available for pre-order: Apple Pie 8” - $15 Chocolate Caramel 8” - $15 Each pie has 6 - 8 servings. How to pre-order: 1. Go to zakthebaker.com 2. Click catering/pre-order 3. Go to our online store 4. Place your order
Working on a roasted garlic challah this week, still proofing, should be out of the oven around NOON along with plain, sesame, onion poppy, everything, whole wheat, and cinnamon raisin. I wish you all a peaceful and joyful Shabbat.
Throwback Thursday to the 3 deck manual steam oven in Ken Lyon’s Hialeah commissary. We could only bake 24 breads an hour, and the stone in the middle deck had a massive crack that normally swallowed a few loves; but this was still a major upgrade from the garage, and I’m totally grateful that Ken let me in 🙏 P.S. I was the one eating Drew’s ice cream in the walk in when I was alone doing the night bakes 🤗
Vegan Banana Bread now available at the following Whole Foods in South Florida: Dadeland, Coral Gables, Downtown, South Beach, North Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, David, Pompano Beach, Boca, West Palm Beach, PGA, & Wellington.
It’s 5am in the bakery, and we’re getting ready to open back up after being closed for three days. Bakery opens at 7am, croissants should come out of the oven around that time as well.
What I would recommend for Shavuot. We also have Hummus at 11, and challah coming out of the oven at NOON. Closing at 6pm today, then closed Sat, Sun, AND Mon for #tribalholiday , back open Tues morning.
Chocolate Marble Cheesecake w/ graham cracker crust for Shavuot. Available only at the bakery this Friday, first come first serve. No pre-orders, no shipping, no postmates, etc. It’s not gluten free, or vegan, or keto, or paleo, or sugar free, or fat free; it’s a classic, delicious, dairy cheesecake made from scratch (not CY ). $10. Chomp!!! FYI - today’s special is sourdough grilled cheese and tomato bisque.
7 Years of Zak The Baker, from garage to today. Still 100% independent, still working on being the best version of ourselves, still finding joy along the way.