How big are the breads?
Depending on what the breads are stuffed with, they range in size from 12 – 14 inches long / 5 – 6 inches wide and typically contain 10-14 servings (depending on who you are feeding!).
How long do they last?
Unrefrigerated they keep for 4-5 days (about the same as a loaf of bread); however, how long they last before they are completely eaten? Well… that’s a different story. Oh, and yes, they are freezable.
Why do you not deliver?
According to the Texas Cottage Foods Law, the “transaction” must take place at my house, where the business is registered.
Do you ship?
No. Although the breads do not need to be refrigerated, they weigh too much to ship cost-effectively. Depending on the stuffing, the average weight of a bread is 2-3lbs making it really expensive to post—not to mention, they are rather delicate.
Do you take credit/debit cards?
No. According to the Texas Cottage Foods Law, although I can advertise online, I cannot accept payment over the Internet. Why? The state of Texas wants to keep the businesses operating under the “Cottage Foods Law” cottage-y. This means that they want to keep with the feel of a small, personal business (i.e. face to face with personal interaction).
Currently, I accept only cash and check.
What kinds of ingredients do you use?
I try to use as many organic and local ingredients as possible. However, central Texas is not known for its wheat production, nor does an all-natural hazelnut spread come close to tasting as good as Nutella. Hence, I use the highest quality of products I can find, which, more often than not are local and organic, but sometimes they are regular ingredients, too.
Do you cater for parties?
Yes – for orders over 8 units. Please download the Inbread Party Order Form on the Menu or Order page, fill it out, and send it in. Alternatively, if you are just inquiring, shoot me an email at email@example.com with the prospective order, date, and any specifications.
What does it mean to be a “home-bakery” or part of the “cottage food industry”?
It means that I bake my products in my own home kitchen that is NOT inspected by the local or state health department. Now, I would like to point out that this does not mean that my kitchen is unclean or dirtier than a regulated, brick and mortar bakery. On the contrary! I’m a bit OCD about cleanliness, especially in my kitchen (hey, I cook for my family, my friends, and myself in there too). I can promise you that any bread you order will be prepared and baked in an exceptionally sanitary, well maintained, home kitchen.
If you would like to read more about the Texas Cottage Foods Law, please go here.
Are you a Certified Food Handler?
Yes, I am certified by the State of Texas as Food Handler. My license is valid throughout the state and means that I have been trained in how to safely prepare your breads and keep my kitchen up to code.
Why do you require a 2-day advance on orders?
Since I bake-to-order, I do not always have the necessary ingredients in my cupboard. Thus, I need a day to get to the store so I can pick up the freshest ingredients possible to make your bread(s).
Do you take suggestions?
Of course! Suggest away…
If you have any additional questions, either write a question/comment below or shoot me an email!