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Best Decorated Shortbread Holiday Cut-out Cookies

Holiday baking is loads of fun, and sometimes loads of work. Here’s a hint for perfect results at home: The best buttery shortbread dough comes in 2-pound frozen bricks available at all Grand Central Bakery locations. Our Classic Vanilla Shortbread Dough is the secret to delicious decorated cookies and amazing home-baked holiday desserts. To make […]

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HOW TO FREEZE BREAD BY THE SLICE OR LOAF

Freezing bread is a great way to make it last longer and ensure that you always have delicious toast to butter in the morning or sandwich bread on hand for lunch. With the holidays approaching, freezing bread and rolls will save shopping trips and ensure you have everything you need for special meals. Right now, […]

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HOW TO MAKE BREAD CUBES FOR STUFFING

Dry out bread to make delicious stuffing Homemade bread cubes make a big difference in the texture and flavor of stuffing. The better the bread, the better your stuffing. Make our Classic Stuffing Recipe It’s important to use dried bread so it can absorb all the flavorful liquid ingredients in your stuffing. Making bread cubes […]

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5 Summer Tart Fillings

Baking a rustic free-form fruit tart is an easy way to use up ripe summer fruit and make a memorable dessert. It’s nothing more than fresh fruit tossed with sugar and baked in a pie crust that’s loosely folded around the filling. Now is the time to experiment with flavors and fruit combinations, using what’s […]

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Announcing B Corp Certification

To Our Customers: I am pleased to announce that Grand Central Bakery is a Certified B Corporation – and we’re proud to be the first B Corp-certified bakery in the Northwest! For nearly 30 years, we have dedicated ourselves to serving delicious food made from authentic, well-raised ingredients, to creating welcoming places for customers, and to […]

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New Summer Fruit Pastries

We bake summer pastries using what’s fresh, local and perfectly ripe – which can change in a heartbeat and vary from location to location, depending on weather and the harvest from local farms. Here are a few highlights from the last two weeks. To keep up and never miss a favorite, follow us on Instagram […]

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Grand Central Supports Pedal Power

  Bike month is here! Our employees are saddling up for bike challenges in Seattle and Portland and we’re excited to share our love of cycling with our customers through May and beyond. How do we support pedal power? We give out free baguettes on Bike to Work Day/Bike Everywhere Day. Visit us by bike […]

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2017 Community Grant Winners

Over the years, Grand Central Bakery has generously supported neighborhood and school fund raisers, donated leftover bread to food pantries, and directed dollars to a range of worthy nonprofits. In 2017, we felt it was time for a more targeted approach to our giving. We did two things: To support volunteering by our employees, we established Community Time, […]

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Field Notes from Mudbone Grown

On a tidy plot next to the Oregon Food Bank’s headquarters, Shantae Johnson and Arthur Shavers grow food crops. But as they go about the routine work of weeding, tilling, planting and harvesting, they’re breaking down racial barriers, creating a place where skills are shared and empty pantries are filled with fresh vegetables. Grand Central’s […]

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