Bread is my passion. Hillside Bakery specializes in handcrafted whole-grain, naturally leavened (sourdough) breads, using organic grains that are stone-ground in the bakery before each bake. Using this fresh flour, we add our natural sourdough starter, pure water, and salt – the primary ingredients of all our breads. With very few exceptions, our breads contain no oil, no dairy, and no sweeteners.
Naturally leavened breads are made slowly, over several days (including the starter feedings), resulting in bread with multiple layers of flavor and good keeping qualities. When the breads are fully fermented, they are then baked on the stone hearth (floors) of our oven.
In addition to our naturally leavened breads, we offer:
- Pre-ferment and Yeasted (slow rise) Breads
- Holiday and Seasonal Breads, including Stollen
- Whole-grain Vegan Muffins
- Scones, Biscotti
- Wheat Pizza Dough and Whole Spelt Pizza Dough
- Holiday and Vegan Cakes
Hillside Bakery, located in Knoxville, TN, opened in July 2002. In addition to our stone-ground flours, the bakery creates, mixes, and bakes every product offered for sale.