Thursday, September 24, 2015
Early to Rise at Old Mill Bread and Flour Company in Little Rock.
There are restaurants and bakeries that make larger cinnamon rolls, but none so twisted and curled as that at this Rock Creek Square eatery. Lo, one can spend half an hour unrolling the handmade, textured sweet thing, savoring each recently warmed bite, getting sugar and cinnamon everywhere.
Old Mill Bread and Flour Company has been around a while. Back in 1992, Jeanie and Jim Berna came up with the idea to create this bakery that would bake fresh every day, offer those baked goods at fair prices and give customers an excellent experience. They have high protein wheat shipped in from Montana, and they grind what they need each and every day. There are very few places that can claim that today.
Any time, you get more bread. Seriously, if you like carbs, this place is your mecca. For instance, that photo there shows that Turkey Swiss and Apple sandwich served soup-and-sandwich style with a hearty bowl of cheddary broccoli soup (which is just marvelous once that nip of fall comes into the air), and the soup-and-sandwich always comes with a roll. That there photo shows off one of the spinach feta rolls... which are also available in bread form on that particular day of the week (spinach feta's an everyday bread). There are also cookies and other sweets.
The flax roll slice I was offered was another surprise, and it didn't need butter, either. I was let in on the knowledge that this one's being developed for use at Good Food by Ferneau. Donnie, you will not be
But that's not what I started to talk about. I was discussing the cinnamon
And best of all, when you come in for a sit-down and you order a breakfast pastry, you can have it warmed... that is, if it hasn't just come out of the oven. Which, actually, is quite common.
Mountain Valley Spring Water.
So when you go, give yourself some time. Have a seat and savor that warm bread, whether it's a cinnamon roll or a scone, a roll with your soup or the bun on your sandwich. Enjoy the vapors (is that how they still put it?) and relax for a little bit. And take home a loaf for later.
Old Mill Bread and Flour Company
12111 West Markham (Rock Creek Shopping Center)
Little Rock, AR 72211