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year, according to Peggy Carollo, who says that today's
customers are looking for high quality and convenience.
Bread bakers at Troubadour work in full view of customers
enjoying their sandwiches, pastries and coffee. You can
witness bakers mixing and sheeting dough and baking
fresh bread and pastries throughout the day. This makes
Troubadour a destination for many young urban professionals in the neighborhood.
In addition to sweet goods, Troubadour offers numerous
breads: pan loaves, boules, batards and baguettes. Doughs
include sourdough, multi-grain, honey whole wheat, sesame
semolina, raisin walnut, challah and ciabatta. Each loaf is
baked by hand in the custom stone hearth oven, which was
shipped from Italy and assembled by craftsmen on site.
OVER 70 YEARS
OF BREAD EQUIPMENT
For many bakers, bakery equipment holds a special place
in their heart - like the 1954 and 1955 model Hobart mixers
at Pfaff's Bakery in Pontiac, Illinois. Richard Pfaff, owner
of Pfaff's Bakery, is still using the same two mixers that his
father bought when he started the bakery. These models
are so sturdy that, according to Richard's father, they had
to bring them into the bakery originally with a tow truck.
Richard likes that the mixers are gear driven, as it makes
them very durable.
Richard's father was an immigrant from Hungary and came
to the U.S. to work at his uncle's bakery in Milwaukee. After
getting experience there, he decided to open Pfaff's Bakery
in 1954. Richard Pfaff has owned the bakery for almost
20 years and has added a new location in Dwight, Illinois.
BREAD SLICERS | DOUGH PROCESSING
This is now a satellite location for the bakery. Baking all
occurs at the Pontiac location. He started out working at
the bakery when he was 8 years old. Now he is responsible
for all aspects of its the operation. His goal is to make sure
the customers get their products and are satisﬁed. Pfaff still
comes in at 2:30 a.m. to get the bakery started for the day.
Signature products are the chocolate-chocolate long johns,
smiley-face cookies, coffee cake, doughnuts and cakes. They
have a following - parents bring in their kids to have the
same baked goods they had as kids. Pfaff considers being
able to carry on his father's tradition to be his greatest
success, as well as having loyal customers. "I would love to
see my own children carry on the business," he says, "and
have Pfaff's Bakery make it to 100 years."
5 YEAR EXPANDED PARTS WARRANTY
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