Scandinavians like me LOVE our sweet rolls. I’ve looked far and wide for the perfect sticky bun and finally found it.
It’s shaped like a ten-inch round pie. There’s a rich deep bronze topping cluttered with just the right amount of half-sized walnut pies placed over half-inch pastry.
Would it taste as good as it looked? Indeed, the texture of the base qualified it as having the smoothest savory. Soft, but sturdy, with a subtle bread flavor, enhanced by the buttery caramel sauce, a little sticky, maybe slightly gooey, the walnuts spaced and so flavorful in their own right over the top.
The discovery came at the Colville Farmer’s Market on a recent Saturday morning at the Bread Box vendor. “To find us,” said Jeffery Shrock who owns the store with his wife Carolyn, “Go right at the only stop light. We’re just over the tracks on your left.”
A few days later, I had a chance to travel to the Bread Box enroute to Spokane and discovered a wide assortment of baked treasures: cookies of many varieties, breads, and other Danish pastries in this little cottage store that has an old-world atmosphere.
Several of his Mennonite friends help out. In the summer, the ladies are a delight to behold in their long, fresh-looking fabric long dresses and dainty white caps as they assist customers.
Later, I went back for more only to discover I’d arrived too late in the day. Store hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Want to try a slice?