“Many novels have references to bread in their stories,” Sprague says smiling. “There are lots of flavors mentioned and often that’s where I draw inspiration.”
The results are offered for sale in the bright, welcoming shop tucked neatly on the side of the Baumgartel Professional Building on Pittsburgh St. Offerings include:
Fireside Bread, which Sprague describes as “a unique combination of buckwheat and whole wheat flour mixed with maple syrup and natural smoky ingredients,” and inspired by “This Tender Land,” by William Kent Krueger.
The Gentleman's Black Bread, made with black cocoa and espresso powder, is a deeper flavored version of pumpernickel rye and was inspired by the novel “A Gentleman in Moscow,” a historical fiction set during the Bolshevik Revolution.
Ove’s Loaf, a classic blonde sourdough with wheat, rye and some cracked wheat inspired by “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman.