Thanksgiving 2014

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 26th our regular hours, 6 AM to 7 PM, and on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 27th from 7 AM to 2 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.

Pumpkin Pie
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 $10.99 and 9" for $12.99, 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 $10.99

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 $10.99 and 9" for $12.99.

Other pies we will have available include:



Apple Pie
Freshly peeled and sliced Fuji and Granny Smith apples, brown sugar & cinnamon, baked inside flaky pie pastry and topped with a sugared pastry crust. 8" for $10.99 and 9" for $11.99



Sack Apple Pie
Freshly peeled and sliced Fuji and Granny Smith apples, cinnamon & butter all put together in our own pie crust, sealed in a paper bag, and baked…a long slow “steam” bake. The closest to a homemade pie available anywhere!
8" for $10.99.

Pecan Pie
Georgia pecan halves, honey, butter, eggs and vanilla baked in our flaky homemade pie crust. A true holiday favorite.
8" for $12.99 and 9" for $16.99.



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 $11.99.

Banana Cream Pie
Short dough crust filled with vanilla bean pastry creme, layered with properly ripe sliced, fresh bananas, and topped with sweetened whipped cream. Made from scratch from start to finish, nothing artificial gets near this pie! Just one size, an 8" Banana Cream Pie is $9.99.

Harvest Bread
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 $6.49

Weihnachts Stollen
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 $12.99 and a large loaf for $18.99.

Decorated Turkey Cupcakes
Moist yellow or rich chocolate cupcakes iced with buttercream, then topped with one of our yellow cake donut balls and a butter cookie, iced with chocolate ganache and hand-decorated to look like everyone's favorite Thanksgiving bird! $4.29 each.

Turkey Cookies
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
$2.25 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, we’ve re-created the same loaf folks ate centuries ago. A full loaf is $20.00, or $5.00 per quarter.

Scones
Made with all butter and buttermilk, choose from mixed fruit made with apricots, cranberries, dates and raisins, raspberry filled, or chocolate chip.$2.29 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 $11.99, regular sized plain croissants are $2.25 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 $14.25.

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 $1.18 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.

Pain Normandy
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 $5.51 and available through the holidays.

Pumpkin Sourdough
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 $5.51 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 Board’s America’s 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.

Dinner Rolls
$4.49 per dozen

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.

Raisin Fennel
A blend of durum wheat, golden raisins and whole fennel seeds. A true Manhattan icon, both sweet and savory together.

Rustic Grain
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.

Onion Pumpernickel
Organic rye flour and coarse rye meal, whole caraway seed, diced onions and a hint of molasses. A rich, hearty old world classic.

Parkerhouse Rolls
Rich egg dough sweetened with honey and loaded with butter.