February 2nd, 2012
Want it, Knead it
Mere weeks into our New Year’s cleanse and we’ve fallen off the no-bread wagon.
One visit to Le Matin bakery and we were cruelly brought down by a sourdough boule. Chef Jean-Pierre Challet’s new Leslieville shop is also sinfully stocked with raspberry clafoutis, lemon tarts, quiches lorraine and pain au chocolat. Dense and delish, the soft-crusted baguettes ($2.75) are made with beer yeast giving them a certain je ne sais quoi. We guiltily slathered ours in butter and red fig jam.
Alas, there’s always next year. —Marianne Wisenthal
Le Matin, 5 Coady Ave., Toronto, 416-778-1509, www.lematinbakery.com