Author: Jay Barber

Jay Barber

Jay Barber works and lives in the Northtowns She is a freelance writer and writing professor in the professional and academic writing program at the University at Buffalo.

Photo by Raw Peach Joe White and Anna Hartzell, co-owners of Dopest Dough, sit on an olive green mid-century modern couch in their storefront in East Aurora and reveal the secret ingredient for both good business and good bread: the patience to do it right. White, head baker, makes all of his product using a sourdough starter. This process of leavening bread is slower than commercial yeast, but produces a lighter, crustier bread and richer flavor. Nowhere is this attention to detail more evident than in the bagels that White and Hartzell hand-shape by the dozens. Each is the perfect…

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