InTheKitchen Bread Winners

No matter how you slice it

By Teena Legris

Winnipeg is renowned for celebrating diversity and its abundance of traditional multicultural foods. Six signature recipes from top city bakeries offer sentimental flavour from around the world. As the season unfolds and the family gathers, enjoy the simple gift of breaking bread together.

The Pennyloaf Bakery, Gunn’s Bakery, Sugar Blooms & Cakes Inc., La Belle Baguette, Stella’s Bakery and Lisbon Bakery.

 


Owner/Baker Suzanne Gessler

Owner/Baker Suzanne Gessler

Christmas on the Prairies

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Savoury Croissant Pudding

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Sweet ‘n Savoury Bakes

Owner/Baker Suzanne Gessler
The Pennyloaf Bakery

In two short years, Suzanne has created a joyful neighbourhood bakery. Her goods are made with only high quality and locally sourced ingredients and baked in a wood-fired oven (custom-built by masons from Russia and Ukraine) giving each product a dimensional crust and a light, airy texture inside. Consistently delightful and always delicious!

 


Chef Arthur Gunn

Chef Arthur Gunn

Challah/Koilech

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The Toast of the Town

Chef Arthur Gunn
Gunn’s Bakery

Founded in 1937 by Morris Gunn, a baker’s son who emigrated to Canada from Poland, Gunn’s Bakery is one of Winnipeg’s longest running, family-owned bakeries. Brothers Arthur and Bernie Gunn stand by the importance of tradition and continue to produce well-loved loaves and sweets reflecting their Jewish Polish heritage.

 


Chefs Genevieve and Nikki Melegrito

Chefs Genevieve and Nikki Melegrito

Pandesal Buns

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Ube Ensaymada

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Ready to Roll

Chefs Genevieve and Nikki Melegrito
Sugar Blooms & Cakes Inc

This cheery mother and daughter duo opened their first bakery on Selkirk Avenue in 2011, then moved to their new McPhillips Street location in 2015. Lavish cakes, breads, and sweets provide nostalgic Filipino flavours with impressive attention to detail. In the Philippines, Christmas is a time of grand celebration, and proves to be the most wonderful time of the year at Sugar Blooms.

 


Chef Alix Loiselle

Chef Alix Loiselle

Cranberry Walnut Bread

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Joyeux Noël

Chef Alix Loiselle
La Belle Baguette

With two bustling Winnipeg locations, La Belle Baguette has garnered praise and popularity for its delicate French pastry classics and unique array of breads. Born in Winnipeg, yet extensively trained throughout Canada, Alix makes true French-Canadian favourites during Christmas, including cranberry walnut loaf and beloved meat pie, tourtière.

 


Chef Scott Evans

Chef Scott Evans

Danish Rye

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Almond Pulla

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Rise to the Challenge

Chef Scott Evans
Stella’s Bakery

The original founders established one of Winnipeg’s most popular commissaries in December 1999, and today Stella’s has expanded to eight locations throughout the city. Chef Scott Evans adds substantial value to the bakery cafe’s Norwegian influences by adhering to traditional recipes, and adding his own touch to the beautiful breads made with wholesome, sustainable ingredients.

 


Chef Ronald Jimenez

Chef Ronald Jimenez

Bolo Rei

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Hail to the King

Chef Ronald Jimenez
Lisbon Bakery

This purveyor of Portuguese breads and cakes keeps tradition close to the heart of his homeland. Ronald now helms longstanding Lisbon Bakery, and proudly distributes to restaurants citywide from his panaderia.

 

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