King Arthur Flour Co. – Norwich, Vt.

Unexpected treats come in many guises and are always amongst the most appreciated. That is how I felt yesterday when I brought my son back to Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. after the Thanksgiving break. We were looking to find a bite to eat, when I remembered that the King Arthur Flour Co. had their headquarters in nearby Norwich, Vt. with a bakery attached to it. We quickly found its location on the iPhone and beelined it upon our early afternoon arrival in Hanover.

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I expected a quaint little cafe, but instead found a full fledged Baker's Store with what seemed to be
anything and everything (except ovens) a baker might want or need  plus a few frills. In addition to the store selling all sorts of ingredients such as an amazing variety of flours and tools for baking, they did, in fact, also have a little bakery selling lovely scones, macaroons, croissants, sandwiches, an array of fresh baked breads and some delicious, bad for my body but good for my soul pumpkin "Whoopie Pies" that were essentially single serving pumpkin rolls (always a decadent old favorite). In addition to some of the baked items, I also picked up some hard to find 83% unsalted butter from Cabot and a few unusual baking ingredients such as egg white, egg yolk and coconut milk powders, each of which is supposed to reconstitute with some water. All the baked goods we tried were excellent. Their daily baking schedule can be found here. The store is a must when in the area and is a worthwhile excursion for the ardent baker. They also have an online catalogue.

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3 Responses to King Arthur Flour Co. – Norwich, Vt.

  1. PJ Hamel says:

    Hey, thanks for the kind words, and the links. Glad you had a nice visit with us; remember us when you bring your son back after Christmas, too! We’ve always got the coffee on and the whoopie pies ready (though they may be chocolate next time…) Cheers – PJ Hamel, King Arthur Flour baker/blogger

  2. docsconz says:

    I didn’t even mention the educational resources available there. That may be a post for another day.

  3. Amy says:

    The trays look like they are from the lovely, hand painted, Polish collection. I have some pieces and they are special.

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