Friday, November 20, 2009

Ravelin Bakery, Denton, TX

Take One Home for Thanksgiving

By Ellen "EJ" Sackett

Have I got pies for you! Ravelin Bakery is baking pies, sweet pastries and other doughy delights to order for the holidays. With Thanksgiving less than a week away, make haste while the batter's hot. You'll be sure to impress the family with a crust that's flakier than Grandma's. But don't wait until the last minute to decide; it gets pretty busy in the Ravelin kitchen this time of year. Orders are available for pick-up through Wednesday, November 25 (except Monday when the store is closed).

Here's the Thanksgiving Menu:

9" Bread Pudding ~ $32.00
9" Old-fashioned Chocolate Cake ~ $40.95
Pecan Pie ~ $20.50
Chocolate Pecan Pie ~ $21.50
Pumpkin Pie ~ $13.75
Sweet Potato Pie ~ $13.75
Buttermilk Pie ~ $16.50
Key Lime Pie ~ $16.00
Apple Pie ~ $18.50
Cherry Pie ~ $23.00
Apple Almond Tart ~ $23.00
Cherry Almond Tart ~ $23.00
Cherry Struedel ~ $16.00
Apple Struedel ~ $16.00
Pumpkin Bread ~ $4.95
Mini Croissants (1 dozen) ~ $11.00

Cranberry Pecan Bread will also be available on the day before Thanksgiving in addition to Ravelin's fresh artisan breads, made with their own starter. Breads available daily include country sourdough, hearty five-grain, three seed, Bavarian rye, French loaf and baguettes.

Be on the lookout after Thanksgiving for Ravelin's holiday table, which will include baked goodies you can give as presents, such as packaged breads and cookies, fruitcake and traditional German Stollen.

Even if you don't need help with your holiday meals, stop by Ravelin's sometime for a sumptious breakfast pastry, cookie or coffee cake, and pour yourself a cup of coffee to go with. Ravelin also bakes cakes in a variety of sizes to order with one or two day's notice. While you're there, don't forget to pick up a loaf of one of the specialty breads--the list changes daily.

Ravelin Bakery is a not-so-secret secret. Owners Eric and Pamela Helland don't have to advertise, nor do they have a website. Nonetheless, the word is out. Since they opened their doors to Denton eight years ago, they built their success on providing quality baked goods made with whole, all natural ingredients, 100% from scratch. What more need I say?


Ravelin Bakery
416 S. Elm Street, Denton, Texas
(940) 382-8561

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday ~ 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday ~ 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed Monday

Thanksgiving Hours:
Closed Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27
Open regular hours on Saturday & Sunday, November 28 & 29

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  1. Ravelin IS by far the best Un-kept secret in place for aromatherapy too :0)

    I am a big fan of teh ham & cheese croissants and gingersnaps...oatmeal raisin cookies too !!!

    Thanks EJ for the great wwebsites....everyone should check them out and avoid the old..."where to you wanna go to eat....I dunno....where do you wanna go..." !!! Great stuff...
    I'll try Rohmer's next time I'm in G-ville !


  2. We've been come all the way from Gainesville to buy the wonderful baked goods at the Ravelin. The German Stollen was wonderful and the Chocolate Pecan Pie was unbelievably good! I usually find pecan pies to be way too sweet...but not this one...not w/the help of wonderful dark chocolate. Two other favorites are their incredible onion-walnut bread (although we have a hard time getting there the right day for it) and a perennial favorite--there chocolate croissants and pecan sticky buns. Yum!

  3. I got tired of not knowing what the bread of the day was, so I made Ravelin a website on my website.

    Easily the best bakery in a 1000 mile radius.

  4. Ravelin is superb, but don't skip Davis Purity Bakery a block or so away-also very, very good.


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