If you follow me on facebook, I'm sure you've seen my posts about Sweet Dreams Bakery. The bakery has been a dream of our good friend, Sandra Plumb's, for many years. Last year she decided to shelve her job as a librarian (like my pun?) and go for it. We all waited in anticipation as she occasionally teased us with samples of what would come...green bread made with organic wheat flour, zucchini, carrots and love...cupcakes filled with things like carmel, fresh strawberry puree or bananas. She and her sweet husband Calvin (Doc) would surprise us at the office with a dozen of various flavors to test. She did special orders for showers and weddings, etc. over the summer to spread the word and develop a "fan base" here in NB. And what a following they have.
The bakery opened in late summer (FINALLY) and has been booming since then. It's so booming that you have to get up awfully early to get the goods. The sausage and cheese kolaches are usually the first to go, followed rapidly by the poppyseed rolls - then the ham and swiss. Joel plans the mornings that he drives to Buda around the bakery - so he has time to stop for a cup of their fantastic coffee and a poppyseed roll. I feel like a pastry hoarder when I go in there. Every day there is a new cupcake flavor that I haven't tried - so I pick one up. But then I feel bad that I don't get my favorite flavor (either "The Elvis" - which is a chocolate cupcake with banana filling, peanut butter frosting and caramelized bacon on top - or the "Peachy Keen" - which is a white cupcake with chunks of fresh peaches in it, topped with peach buttercream icing mixed with peaches and of course, topped with peaches) so I grab one of those. I always feel bad for eating sweets for breakfast so I rationalize that I will save the cupcakes for later and get a ham and swiss kolache for breakfast. Only NOW she's making all sorts of flavors like Mediterranean with feta cheese and olives, or Spinach and Artichoke with feta. So the only logical thing to do is try one of each - to go of course - for lunch. By this point I have enough baked goods to feed half of NB.
The upside is that the girls at the office love seeing me walk in now when they hear the crinkling of the Sweet Dreams Bakery sacks. We spread it all out in the kitchen and sample it all...
Hope if you're ever this way you'll give them a try!