I love suggesting the gift of really good, better-for-you food! If it’s this good, it never clutters the recipients home because it’s finished immediately!
WHY SOURDOUGH IS BETTER
Commercial bakeshops put preservatives and extenders in their bread. There are also some that sell “sourdough” but priced so low that I don’t believe for a second it’s truly sourdough bread. The process of making real sourdough is labor- and time-intensive, so it’s possible that they add a little sourdough starter but it’s not fully, genuinely artisanal sourdough bread.
The reason it’s important that it’s real sourdough is because the long process – a couple of days – means that the gluten is being digested, making it healthier.
This is why I’ve been stalking THE DAILY KNEAD’S IG account for some time now! They really believe in using high-quality ingredients and creating high-quality bread without compromise! That’s why I was so delighted to receive their Christmas goodies!
If you want to see what it’s like to open one their Christmas Collection goodies, I made a video on my IGTV. Click below to watch!
STORAGE & REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS
I love that it comes with specific storage & reheating instructions so that we can enjoy the goodies in it’s peak freshness. It’s all too easy to reheat the wrong way or fail to store properly and that would be such a waste of incredible bread.
If you don’t want to get it in card stock printed form, then you can always ask to get it in digital form instead.
REUSABLE CHRISTMAS WRAPPING
I also love their mindful Christmas wrapping because they are reusable! And for any plastic components inside, I always encourage everyone to clean & dry them so they can be made into ecobricks.
I reuse everything from the brown paperbag to the ribbons & basket! When you order be sure to tell them if you want it to be wrapped in Christmas packaging.
WHAT WE’VE TRIED
For those who love matcha, their MATCHA BLACK SESAME COOKIE with White Chocolate Chunks & Sea Salt is the best matcha anything I’ve ever tried. I’m not usually a fan but this one was quite delicious. So if you have any matcha loving friends, they will absolutely love this!
I bet any matcha lovers would love to receive a box for Christmas!
Another best in class is this DARK CHOCOLATE BRIOCHE BABKA! It’s hands down the best babka I’ve ever tried. It’s not to sweet but so flavorful and soft. Reheat as instructed and it will literally melt in your mouth!
This is how soft this Chocolate Babka is:
I’ve seen lots of kinds of sourdough come out during this pandemic, but the genius minds of The Daily Knead came up with something so unique and addictive: SOURDOUGH CHEDDAR JALAPEÑO LOAF! The perfect gift for friends who love anything spicy!
Since my photo didn’t do it justice, I think this is better:
This is how generous they are with it’s ingredients!
It’s really good toasted on it’s own or with turkey ham & cheese like what we did below! We also loved it in toasted cubes to munch on while having some wine! YUM!
The family favorite and most decadent creation of all: THE JAMON SERRANO MANCHEGO ENSAYMADA! Seriously I’ve never had this type of ensaymada before! It’s worth the splurge and the calories I promise! The reaction of my boys when they tasted it in the video above was priceless!
It’s so worth it because of how generous they are with the best quality Jamon Serrano and Manchego which aren’t cheap! Normally I don’t like Jamon Serrano locally coz I feel it’s already a little rancid when it’s served – because of the heat here. But this one is as good as I’ve had it in Spain! SO yummy!
We loved the Jamon Manchego Ensaymada so much that we promptly ordered some more and gave a few to some really happy folks!
We love the Sourdough Country Loaf’s crunchy crust & light and airy interior. Its tangy flavor is from by the natural lactobacilli produced by a real sourdough starter that has been nurtured and cared for, which contains microorganisms that cause fermentation. They only use King Arthur unbleached, bromate-free flour, premium distilled water, and all-natural sea salt from Pangasinan. Not bad for Php300 right?
Their Ready to Cook line is so convenient for a mom like me who loves slow cooking and high-quality food but is too busy to make it sometimes! I was no disappointed!
The SOURDOUGH FLUFFY BATTER was indeed super fluffy and yummy! I love that it’s not instant yeast!
Mine might not look as decadent as this, because I only wanted 2 pancakes with honey and butter but you can be as creative and decadent as you like! If you want to have a fancy breakfast at home or surprise your loved ones, go all out!
In the past I have not really been impressed by fresh pasta anything, but this FRESH PASTA is light, springy and not dry/heavy at all like the ones I’ve tried before.
I prefer thinner pastas so we got the Spaghetti alla Chiattara & paired it with freshly homemade tomato sauce & freshly grated parmesan cheese. It was so yummy I had 2 servings! Shhhhh!
I had it with the Sourdough Country Loaf of course that was heated on a pan with butter. Perfect combo!
Their country loaf comes in a round boule, which is what I got or a batard which is longer.
The only thing we haven’t tried is the SOURDOUGH FRESH PIZZA DOUGH which conveniently comes frozen so we aren’t pressured to have it immediately! But I can’t wait to make a yummy pizza with DiploBaby!
They also have some HIGH QUALITY PANTRY STAPLES! I’m so happy because now I know where to get real vanilla bean paste! Because most of the Vanilla essences that are sold here is just vanilla flavoring, not real vanilla bean, which makes a huge difference in taste and quality for me.
They also have organic non-GMO flours, natural sea salt, brown eggs, raw walnuts & raw brown sugar. If the brown sugar you are buying, is lightly colored that’s not real brown sugar. That’s white sugar that has been colored to make it look like brown sugar but it’s not as healthy.
Now I know where to order all of these things from on my next grocery list!
If you are still looking for decluttering-friendly and exceptionally good better-for-you food gifts, head over to The Daily Knead’s Christmas Collection now! They will even do the gift wrapping for you!
All orders on their website take 2 days lead time but if you need it ASAP, their team is super responsive on the chatbox of their website! And you can also have it delivered straight to the recipient if you wish! How convenient is that?!? I promise you whoever gets a gift from The Daily Knead will be so happy!
Pick Up Points:
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