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rêver artisan bakery

Rêver: verb | re·ver | rə̇ˈvay: to dream

ARTISAN BAKED GOODS • LOCALLY CRAFTED • WITH ORGANIC STONE GROUND FLOURS • LOW LEAVENED & LONG FERMENTED DOUGHS • SIMPLY THE BEST!

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MADE BY AN ARTISAN

When you talk about artisanal bread you’re talking about bread made by an artisan – someone skilled in the craft of bread making. It’s not about how rustic the loaf looks or how uneven the 'crumb' (interior) is, although these are attractive qualities that indicate the changing nature of bread from day to day.

OUR BREAD

Being an artisan is not even about how hands-on the process is, as there are very few artisan bakers who have not embraced the time and energy-saving potential of technology. And it’s not even about size, despite the romantic ideal of a baker toiling away in the wee hours in his own, small, family-run village bakery. We believe that what fundamentally makes an artisanal bread ‘artisan’ is integrity, skill and knowledge.

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INTEGRITY | SKILL | KNOWLEDGE

 

Skill, knowledge and integrity are integral to making our artisan bread. It’s about making choices about how our bread is made, from the type of flour we use to the length of the fermentation process (we choose a long fermentation that develops a unique flavour).

And without question, our artisan bread is made using a natural starter, made with flour, water and salt, and is baked on the hearth – even if it is a hearthstone in a modern deck oven.

The sourdough starter, the best flour, the dough . . . they are nothing without an attending baker who knows how to use them.

The modern era of artisan bread is still new. For every artisan bakery there is a different approach, especially when it comes to balancing business growth and authenticity. Everyone is experimenting.

Like artisan bakers everywhere, we’re working out how to hold to the traditional methods of baking and learn from the skills and knowledge of the bakers who have gone before us and apply, where we can, advances in technology that can help us continue to make the best bread we can.

Each of our artisan bread products is baked fresh daily with skill and care, without preservatives and using the best possible ingredients.

 

Our Kitchen

LAUGH, DO WHAT YOU LOVE, AND BAKE OFTEN!

We are a cottage-based micro-bakery. Our dream is to have a full-service bakery with a myriad of amazing products both savory and sweet. We take pride in our artistic interpretation of classic baked goods. And we take pride in our customer service, because every time you make a purchase, you bring us that much closer to realizing our dream.

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Our Team

Teamwork makes the Dream work!
— Don Ramsey, Webmaster & Photographer

We are family owned business and would not have it any other way. With family comes next-gen ingenuity, solidarity, authenticity, trust, and speed (in a family business, we can think about something in the morning and begin working on it in the afternoon). When it comes to our business, “family values” take on a new meaning in today’s economy. We believe that the quality of our products, combined with each of us working towards a common good, provides us with a competitive edge. With the result being something special for our customers. 

Terry

BAKERY CHEF & OWNER

Terry is the Bakery Chef and owner of Rêver Artisan Bakery.

They are a home-based, micro-bakery which means they do things in limited volume batches (see our "Products" page).

They keep their ingredients at-the-ready to meet orders (when given a day's notice).

If you have something special in mind, please see their order page. Feel free to dream! Rêver Artisan Bakery will be with your every step of the way.

Their dream (Rêver is French for "to dream") is to have a full-service bakery with a myriad of amazing products both savory and sweet.

However, due to current demands on their time {other full-time work}, they are primarily focused on bread. It will be interesting to keep an eye on them as they expand and grow to realize their Dream. You can do that through this website.

Dana

BUSINESS MANAGER & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Dana has been with her husband, Terry, since day one. The excellent initiatives, and diligent work that she has done, have helped to transform her husband's dream into a reality.

My dream of owning an artisan bakery would not have been possible without the help and support of my wife, Dana.
— Terry: Bakery Chef/Owner, Rêver Artisan Bakery

Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting her and to experience some of the joy that her husband, Terry, is blessed with on a daily basis.

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Don

WEBMASTER & PHOTOGRAPHER

Don is a classically trained French chef, and has studied Italian styles of cooking. He currently is a student of Mexican styles of cooking.

He is also a webmaster (among other things) and has a Webmaster Certificate from Penn State University, and a Certificate in Advanced Web Design from Sessions College for Professional Design.

He is a Professional Photographer, Copywriter, and has been a Graphics Designer for over three decades.

For the last decade, Don has been learning SEO and Internet Marketing.

Currently, he is studying Advanced Digital Photography at the Art Institute of California: Hollywood.

Don is Terry's brother, and will be contributing his skills and knowledge to help him realize his dream. Reason: Don is a big believer in dreams.

 

Our Products

From our award-winning sourdough to the most delicious pastries, we strive to produce the best quality products we possible can. We work hard to celebrate the source in each and every loaf, roll, cake and pastry we bake. We work hard to celebrate and honor our customers.

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The stuff of life . . .

For much of recorded human history, man, indeed, did pretty much live by bread alone. Our close relationship with the stuff of life goes back at least 6,000 years to Egypt, where still today, the words for "bread," aish, and for "life," aisha, share the same root.

OUR FRENCH BREADS

Our French breads have an attractive appearance that is sure to stimulate your appetite. When squeezed, their golden brown crust crackles. Their yeasty aromas are a little bit sweet, a little bit toasty. There is a good marriage between their crust and interior "La Mie", or crumb. The crumb is pillow soft and when pressed, it springs back rapidly. The color of the crumb is off-white and the cavities are widely distributed and uneven in size. Their nutty, buttery taste is both sweet and savory.

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SLICE IT AND DIP IT IN CUSTARD FOR A RICH AND AMAZING FRENCH TOAST!

OUR ITALIAN BREADS

Our Italian style breads are a great accompaniment to your favorite Italian dishes. The Boules make great hamburger buns, and of course the "Hoagies" will elevate your Submarine, Po' Boys, and Bahn Mi Sandwiches.

 
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FLORAL AROMA, BUTTERY FLAVOR: DELICIOUS AND EXTREMELEY NUTRITIOUS!

OUR SPROUTED GRAINS BREADS

For the ultimate in a tasty, high-protein, high fiber loaf, Rêver Artisan Bakery has developed a special sprouted whole wheat bread.

This unique bread contains flour made from sprouted whole wheat kernals. The healthiest grain on the planet!

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GOLDEN BROWN CRUST, SWEET AND TOASTY WITH A PILLOW SOFT CRUMB AND UNEVEN CAVITIES!

OUR CHALLAH BREADS

Challah is a braided, sweet, yellow, mildly decadent and seriously delicious sweet egg bread steeped in the rich traditions of Eastern Europe. It is a Jewish Sabbath bread, but you don't have to be religious to eat it.  However, to bake it is to have your kitchen swallowed whole by the an aroma so sweet, it alone could make a religious person out of you!

 
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OUR ITALIAN ROLLS MAKE A GREAT MEATBALL SANDWICH. DELIZIOSO!

OUR EDISON™ VARIETAL BREADS

The flour used in our single-variety Edison™ flour, is milled to be 85% whole wheat: Making it not only delicious, but nutritious. It is stone ground using organic wheat bred specifically for the maritime Northwest climates.

This line of bread is given 12 hours of fermentation and 3 hours of proofing, producing a wonderful, golden crust and pale yellow "tight" crumb with a sweet, floral aroma and buttery flavor.

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HIGH PROTEIN, HIGH FIBER, HIGHLY NUTRIOUS! SIMPLY THE BEST!

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TASTEY AND TANGY, NO OTHER BREAD CAN COMPARE! SIMPLY THE BEST!

OUR SANDWICH BREADS

The best sandwiches start with great bread, freshly baked each day using only high-quality ingredients: Just waiting to be inspired by your favorite cheese, vegetable or meat options. For ideas about what you can do with our sandwich bread, check out our blog.

 
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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MEMORIES! CAKES ARE SPECIAL. EVERY LIFE EVENT ENDS WITH SOMETHING SWEET!

OUR SWEET STUFF

Beignets, scones, cookies, and pies: Oh my!

Sweet stuff opens doors, hearts and conversations. Our passion for artful baked goods extends to our sweet stuff. We explore the edges of flavor and texture and aggressively source wholesome, clean ingredients. Open your heart and soul to something great!

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OUR SOURDOUGH BREADS

Our aged natural yeast starter has been lovingly nurtured, providing our sourdough with its tangy and distinctive flavour, refined crumb structure and reassuring crust.

 
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THE POSSIBILITIES ARE AS ENDLESS AS THEY ARE DELICIOUS. OUR SANDWICH BREADS ARE THE ULTIMATE PALETTE FOR YOUR CREATIVITY!

OUR GOURMET CAKES

From cupcakes to carrot cakes, to chocolate raspberry ganaches, each creation is hand-crafted using the finest ingredients. Our cakes will get your tastebuds dancing.

 
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SWEETS ARE THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF!

CHEESE QUICHE

Revêr Artisan Bakery is proud to offer Cheese Quiches with your choice of cheeses and vegetables! Our rich, savory custard is made with eggs and cream, and it is the perfect "canvas" for adding artistic ingredients such as your favorite cheese and fresh vegetables (spinach, mushrooms and broccoli). 

 
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