For Thanksgiving this year we offer a variety of classic and new items sure to make your family, or whoever you happen to be spending the holiday with, happy. Pies, breads, cakes, rolls, even pastries, all baked with care for your dinner table.
We will be open Wednesday, November 24th our regular hours, 6 AM to 7 PM, and on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25th from 8 AM to 3 PM. We ask that you order any Thanksgiving items you would like on these days at least 24 hours in advance, either by calling the store at 847-328-9434 or just dropping by to place an order.
Our Pumpkin Pie recipe has remained unchanged since 1938. We use fresh milk, evaporated milk, fresh eggs, honey and a special blend of spices. No milk powder, glucose or starches here! We also use a secret baking technique that makes our pies extra special. Available in 8" for $9.99 and 9" for $10.99, our Pumpkin Pie is made and baked fresh the day you order it, never prepared in advanced or frozen.
French Silk Pie
Pure bittersweet chocolate, butter, fresh eggs & real vanilla. We make a special chocolate crust for this one! Topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Decadent and perfect for any chocolate lover. Available in 8" for $9.99
Sweet Potato Pie
First we boil em, then we mash em. Fresh sweet potatoes, brown sugar, evaporated milk and butter... lots of butter. The mix is spiced lightly with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, then baked in our own homemade crust. Available in 8" for $9.99 and 9" for $10.99.
Apple Pie: White house apples, brown sugar & cinnamon, baked inside flaky pie pastry, topped with a sugared pastry crust. 8" for $8.99 and 9" for $9.99
Sack Apple Pie: Sliced fresh apples, cinnamon & butter all put together in our own pie crust, sealed in a paper bag, and bakeda long slow steam bake. The closest to a homemade pie available anywhere! 8" for $10.00.
Pecan Pie: Georgia pecan halves, honey, butter, eggs and vanilla baked in our flaky homemade pie crust. A true holiday favorite. 8" for $10.99 and 9" for $14.99.
Mince Pie: Apples, raisins, diced fruit, applesauce and a hint of pineapple gives this pie its unique flavor. 8" for $9.99 and 9" for $10.99.
No Thanksgiving dinner table is complete without this bread. It is rich egg dough that we color and create a four braid twist loaf. Available in a one pound loaf only for $4.99
The pride of our holiday line. All butter stollen, light on diced fruit, but heavy on the rum and raisins. Filled with rum flavored marzipan prior to baking. Once out of the oven it is brushed with melted butter twice and coated with confectioners sugar. Two sizes, a small loaf (pictured) for $10.99 and a large loaf for $16.99.
An all-butter cookie, glazed with milk chocolate, then hand decorated to look like a turkey. Perfect as a decoration and a dessert! Turkey Cookies are $2.01 each.
Mini Turkey Cakes
Our classic yellow cake, covered in chocolate ganache then decorated. Available this year in both "still gobbling" and "right from the oven" decorations! Turkey cakes are $4.29 each.
Organic Miche: Our miche is made with 100% certified organic wheat flour. We bake it in large 5 pound loaves in our brick oven. Using this type of flour and using sourdough yeast as leavening, weve re-created the same loaf folks ate centuries ago. A full loaf is $18.00, or $4.50 per quarter.
Scones: Made with all butter and buttermilk, these sweet delicacies are loaded with apricots, cranberries, dates, and raisins. Available in plain and raspberry-filled for $1.52 each.
Croissants: Created to the strictest of French standards, these pastries are made by hand and intended to melt in your mouth. Using all butter, nothing less, they are available plain, or filled with almond, chocolate, or ham & cheese. Mini Croissants are sold by the dozen for $9.99, regular sized plain croissants are $2.01 each, and filled croissants are $2.99 each.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Galette: A rustic open face tart from Provence. Flaky pastry filled with cream cheese and dried cranberries, topped with pumpkin pie filling under butter streusel. Each galette is $11.76.
Pumpkin Donuts: Only available from Labor Day until Thanksgiving day, but yearned for year-round. Our regular cake donut ingredients blended with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spices, covered with an orange color glaze. Get them while you can, just 98 cents each!
Pumpkin Muffins: Slightly sweet muffin batter spiced just right. Filled with cream cheese before baking for a real harvest time treat. Each muffin is $2.01.
Pumpkin Breakfast Bread: Pumpkin puree is blended with brown sugar, spices and walnuts to make a really tasty, moist loaf. Good for breakfast, with dinner, or even as dessert! Loaves are $5.69.
Originating in the Normandy region of France, bakers started adding apple cider to their dough in place of water. We've gone a little further, adding diced, dried Michigan apples, butter and honey. Using 40% rye and 60% whole wheat, the dough is "soured" with natural sourdough yeast. Bennison's owner Chef Jory Downer has said, "If I was to compete in another baking competition, this bread would be my first choice to use there!" Loaves are $4.51 and available through the holidays.
We make this loaf with natural, airborn yeast instead of compressed yeast. We use toasted organic pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, honey, roasted pumpkin puree, and a pinch of pumpkin spice in a dough made with unbleached, unbromated white flour and organic stone ground whole wheat flour. Rolled in more toasted pumpkin seeds, it's a slightly sweet, hearty loaf that goes great with a meal. Loaves are $4.51 each.
Raisin Rye Bread: Adapting and modifying a recipe originally made by Certified Master Baker Jory Downer, Certified Journeyman Baker Luminita Cirstea created a Raisin Rye bread that took Grand Prize honors in the Artisan category at the First Annual Cailfornia Raisin Boards Americas Best Raisin Bread Contest in 2008. We are proud to call Lumi one of our bakers, and to carry the award winning bread she created. Loaves are $5.49.
Seeded knot & plain round
Traditional rich egg dough. Knots are topped with either poppy or sesame seeds. They are bagged 4 plain and 4 of each seed. The plain round are perfect for mini turkey sandwiches.
A whole wheat based dough mixed with both golden and black raisins and toasted walnuts. A hint of sweetness and cinnamon.
We blend organic rye and whole wheat flours, sesame seeds, flax seeds, millet, oatmeal & cracked rye. We bake it in a squareish shape with a floury outside.
Classic Pain au levain. Wheat flour, salt and water. Long Fermented for exceptional flavour.