8.01.2007

Market Bounty: Truffle Oil Bread

The crowds around the Bread Ovens at Quail Creek Farms' stand at the Penn Quarter FreshFarm Market should tell you something good is going on. Their tables are stacked high with beautifully browned loaves of bread, muffins and other baked goods.

The rustic Italian potato bread (at left) drew me in on its looks alone. Then I found out that it has white truffle oil in it, and I was sold. The truffle flavor is pretty subtle, but it's a delicious bread nonetheless — crunchy on the outside and moist inside.

Try it with Blue Ridge Dairy's fresh mozzarella melted on top (at right). Just pat the cheese dry first so you don't get soggy toast.

Quail Creek's breads can be found at the Penn Quarter FreshFarm Market on Thursdays, the Arlington Farmers Market on Saturdays, and a few other places.

4 comments:

Christine said...

I bought that bread last summer at the Penn quarter farmer's market, and I have been craving it ever since (I don't know why I don't just go down and buy some today...)!! I loved that it really tasted like potatoes, especially with little bits of baked potato skin in it!

Anonymous said...

Y'know, I've twice had bread from these guys at Penn Quarter, and both times it looks great and tastes pretty bad. Foccaccia has twice the oil it needs, and most seem to me to suffer from too heavy a hand.

Phred

Amanda said...

Haven't tried the foccaccia, but I really liked this potato bread and a sweet bread I bought for breakfasts.

Farah said...

i have yet to taste any of their breads, having only been to the penn quarter market once -- but i agree the sight of all that bread stacked up is quite a beautiful sight!