I was wrong! Actually, you can put it in the freezer and take out a slice or two whenever you want to a sandwich or toast. After a few words with Wild Grains, a local baker, I have learned that for a sandwich from the freezer, it’s two slices in the toaster once, or if I want toast, in the toaster twice.
This has led to two problems. First, my freezer is almost full and second, I do not know what to buy next.
Here’s what I also learned from Wild Grains:
What product or service do you provide?
At Wild Grains, we provide a grain-to-table experience, bringing in a variety of flavors from various regular and gluten free grains from around the world.
Our menu includes delicious fresh bread as well as gluten free bread, vegan cultured cheeses, spreads, dips and various other treats.
You can buy bread and other products directly from us (www.wildgrainsbakery.com), making the entire process as seamless as possible.
Our products are all freshly made to order, and as such we ensure there is no wastage, which is important since we are using the highest quality ingredients possible.
How did you become interested in the products you sell?
Simply put, we wanted to make the best bread possible. This meant we had to start from the ground up and make sure we control the entire process from the actual grain to the finished bread.
We dedicated time, effort and resources into our sprouting, milling, culturing, and fermenting processes.
What is special or unique about your bread?
Our products are all made from scratch in house. We begin from the sourcing of our grains from a variety of places. They are identity preserved, single origin and 100% traceable, and have been freshly milled batch to batch.
This is because unlike commercial flour heavily refined to have long stable shelf lives, our product is 100% natural with all the properties of the grain intact including the bran, endosperm and germ.
Every baked good is made by hand and fermented with our sourdough culture. We are ingredient driven and follow our craft processes to make sure that all our products are the best they can be. We also make a diverse range of gluten free breads for those who cannot eat wheat, as well as cultured vegan cheeses made in house.
How do you market your products?
For the past four years, we have put the time and effort into local farmers’ markets to talk to customers directly. We have been a loyal mainstay with Hope Fair every two months.
In this way we can regularly keep in touch and customers can try our new offerings before ordering on our website. Order and delivery is available directly through our website.
Who makes your products?
We are the chefs ourselves and therefore we are in full control of the process from beginning to end. In this way, the product is consistent with every order placed. Making good bread and pastries is a time- consuming process and we take pride in it.
Why did you pick Bangkok?
When we first started four years ago, we noticed bread was offered and marketed as a by-product for a meal. It was an afterthought and used as an accompaniment to the meal.
We asked ourselves, what if bread was the star. We then set ourselves to make it as delicious as possible.
Your biggest challenge?
Educating new customers about the importance of storing artisanal bread in the freezer. Regular bread bought at the supermarkets has preservatives that keep them shelf life stable in the fridge. On the other hand, our bread – which has no preservatives - should be pre-sliced, wrapped in foil then stored in the freezer. You can then reheat the slices in a toaster oven or even on a warm pan on the stove.
In this way, the bread will taste like the day you bought it and you can enjoy it whenever to your convenience.
Who buys your bread?
Many of our customers have been with us since when we started at the farmers’ markets four years ago.
Any new products?
Eventually we plan to begin the finer nuances of milling and sprouting. We plan to take our concept to other areas in the baking field like pastries and desserts. We also sell accompaniments to bread purchases, including dips, spreads, and refined sugar free desserts.
We are especially excited with the launch of our cultured cheeses made from nuts cultured naturally from wild grains. Our vegan cheese follows the same practices of regular cheese but made with nuts.
We still enjoy regular cheese but cheese made from nuts that has been naturally cultured and aged is an option to have especially if you are dairy sensitive or if you are looking for something to enjoy every day.
We have been on-line and delivery based for the last few years under our old name, Bake the Sprout. We recently rebranded to Wild Grains Bakery to cover the concept of grains more heavily and launched our streamlined website.
We plan to have our dine-in ready by the end of this year. We are excited with this opportunity because now customers can come and get inspiration of different ways and combinations to eat our products and recreate themselves at home for their own meals to enjoy.