There is something so “Southern” about bread. My grandfather always had to have something in his “left hand” as he ate his meals. I have never been able to make biscuits from scratch but I do enjoy playing around with bread, especially finding gluten free alternatives for the hubby.
Every now and then though you have to throw caution to the wind…on a sunny day the kid, friend and I visited the amazing Bluff View Arts District in Chattanooga TN. About an hour away, this collection of historic buildings hang on the cliff of the TN River and includes an art museum, an outside art garden, various places to dine, the best “snickerdoodle” coffee ever, a Bed and Breakfast and now …a bakery!
The small space yields beautiful breads and you can watch the guys working hard mixing the dough. I had never even seen chocolate bread! The girls got thier fill of samples and we managed to get home with just a tiny pastry but it took alot of will power. The Bluff View is one of Chattanooga’s best keep secrets but every one should visit! Besides bread, they also make their own pasta served at Tony’s Pasta Shop, handmade chocolates and pastries at Rembrandt’s, and eye catching items at the glass blowing gallery and Art Market…or just walk around the outside garden and enjoy the views or play some bocce at the bocce court! Fun day…yummy food!