Gilles's Baguettes is a small bakery located in Dummerston, Vermont.
Making Breads & Croissants.
Gilles makes the Breads and Lucy makes the croissants.
About Gilles & the Bread..............
I grew up in France and baguettes are a daily staple in the French diet.
I started making Baguettes, because I couldn't find a European style baguette in the local markets.
What started as a hobby for family and friends, evolved into a small business.
The baguettes are made in small batches and go through a long fermentation .
It’s important to me to use simple, high quality ingredients.
Each baguette is made with four ingredients: Transitional and Organic flour from Quebec Canada; salt from Brittany, France known as Sel de Guerande; a speck of organic yeast from Germany; and, finally, fresh water from my deep well.
The baguettes have good keeping quality, a nutty taste and they freeze well.
About Lucy and the Croissants.......
I am a life long artisan, working in hot glass and metals, as my profession, and a devout home baker, self taught pastry chef, from a proud heritage of amazing New England woman bakers! I am very influenced by my family recipes and traditional technique. I work with the very best of small farm organic ingredients, which living here, in Vermont, is a bountiful amazing experience, in itself.
I continue to evolve my recipes and techniques and I am thrilled to find an appreciative audience, here, in Brattleboro Vermont!
Merci Beaucoup et Bon Appetit!