What started out as a quick trek out to Pewaukee to pick up my bakery order, ended up being one of the coolest experiences of my gluten free adventure. When I placed my order over the phone, I had asked if I could take some pics and do a little feature here on my blog. I ended up staying for over an hour… touring, tasting, meeting some of the nicest people. The perfect Christmas gift.
The unique building is tucked away on Hwy JK in Pewaukee, just off of Hwy 16.
There was already a line when the doors opened. People were anxiously waiting to pick up bags of goodies for their holiday celebrations. I had ordered the basics: sandwich bread, buns (which I use for everything from pizza burgers to “toast” in the morning and garlic bread to PB&J sandwiches on the go) cinnamon rolls and dinner rolls. I knew they would have some Christmas goodies in their display case, which I took advantage of. Gingerbread men and cut outs. And I spotted their frozen pizza crusts last minute and added that to my bag.
I was lucky enough to have Mary Burgdorff, the owner, ring up my order. She is a gem. I received the warmest welcome. (and you will too when you go to visit!)
He was kind enough to show me around. And by show me around I mean he let me try a little at each station.
And not a chance of cross contamination. NO gluten of any kind is even allowed through their doors. None of the employees have Celiac Disease, but they are extremely cautious to be sure your items are safe. (they are a nut free bakery as well and also have some dairy free options)You can find their order form here.
Mary hopes to continue expanding, adding more ovens in the future. She would also love to start shipping. (my sister would love this too) Hopefully she calls me when she needs the extra help. Although, how much trouble would I be in at Molly’s? Just a taste here. A sample there…
Adam raved about the staff and what a fun, friendly place it is to work. Although their team is small, they work together to get the orders done. And fill that tempting glass display case. And make many people very happy. Like me. And my g-free teammate, Tom. We heart Molly’s. You will too. Go see them. Visit their website.
Many thanks to Mary for letting me peek inside this wonderful place. And to Adam for showing me around. Don’t be so modest. You’ve got talent. You can brag a little. (especially if you start selling that delish “test” loaf I tried that day)
The whole crew was warm and welcoming. And even took the time to pose for a photo.
On Christmas Eve, the fam raved about the cute little gingerbread men. And Tom was a huge fan of the cut outs. After his first bite he said, “This is good. This is really good. There’s hope.” You guys made his day.
They fit right in with our other holiday goodies. I made sure to give kudos to Molly’s for the fancy ones on the plate.
I even got a treat for the road. These amazing little cinnamon raisin rolls. Slightly crisp on the outside and oh-so-soft-and-delicious on the inside. Like real ones.
I was tearing pieces off of it before I even started the car. My favorite sample of the day.
I wish I still had the other one.
.PS~ Maureen, the sweet lady pictured above has this business called Tiered Treasures. Her website is in progress, but she makes these amazing custom pieces. They are on display right when you walk through the bakery doors. Take a look.