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Bread Basket Bakery in Cheyenne


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Bread Basket Bakery in Cheyenne

Melanie Wong | Jul 15, 2011 10:26 PM

My first stop in Wyoming on Wednesday was the Bread Basket Bakery in Cheyenne. It’s website had turned up when I was researching places to grab a quick bite and I was interested in trying a cabbage burger.

I was also intrigued on reading that the bakery grinds its own flour fresh each day. Here’s the mill room as seen from the sidewalk window.

Cabbage burger (aka kraut bierock), a traditional food of Volga German settlers, are ready at 11am each day and kept wrapped up and warm. Nubs of ground beef and reddish tint coarsely cut cabbage make up the filling. Unfortunately, this day’s batch turned out to be way too salty to eat. Hard to believe this is intentional, another batch might be better.

But I lucked out being here on a Wednesday. The special on Wednesdays and Saturdays is white chili soup and one of the bakery’s most popular offerings. A whole new flavor profile for me, I loved the creamy white chili. Chicken and sour cream base, white beans, diced chicken, onion, spices, and bits of hot green chile but not enough to register more than mildly spiced. This tasted like Germany meets Southwest.

This is a full service bakery with both sweets and breads.

When I passed through the next day, I stopped by again after a visit to the nearby Nelson Museum to try some of the pastries. The tray of sticky buns looked good but when I got around to eating the one I’d bought later that afternoon, the glaze had crystallized.

Too bad I didn't look at the ingredient list for the chocolate brownie until after I'd bought it. This tasted so chintzy, I studied the contents and discovered they're essentially the same as cheap commercial brownie mix. And that's what it tasted like as well as being gritty.

The third item I purchased was a cherry scone, and the only thing that I might buy again. Fluffier in texture than a true scone, sort of a cross between a muffin and biscuit grain, and embedded with sour cherries. I liked the whole cherries and the restrained hand with sweetness.

Not a very good batting average on pastries. I did notice that the customers dropping in focused more on the breads so perhaps that is the strength here. I later had a hot dog elsewhere that used a custom bun baked by Bread Basket that was very good. What else do ‘hounds recommend here?

Bread Basket Bakery
1819 Maxwell Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001

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