One of my weaknesses is carbs. I am a firm believer I can never have enough. I would load up on carbs at every meal if it were possible. That’s why, when I received a bag of Labriola pretzel rolls last week, I immediately planned a dinner so I could serve them that evening. We had never tried pretzel rolls before and found there texture was a little different than normal rolls. They were firmer on the outside than traditional rolls and had the coloring of pretzels. The insides were tender and flaky, begging to be spread with butter. I whipped up a batch of homemade spaghetti, a salad and added the pretzel rolls to the table. The kids were eager to add a roll to their plate. They enjoyed them but told me they thought they would have been better if I had heated them for a few minutes instead of serving them directly from the package. We had a couple of rolls left over after dinner. The kids used them to make sandwiches the next day for lunch, warming them first. My son declared them, “Son approved” and told me I could purchase more.
Labriola Baking Company, located in Alsip, Illinois, is owned by Rich Labriola, who opened his doors in 1993. His commitment to making authentic Artisan bread has earned his company the title of “Chicagoland’s premier artisan baking company.” His bread is sold in some of Chicago’s finest restaurants and hotels, as well as several retail stores. You can find a complete list of locations here.
Labriola Baking makes a variety of fresh bread daily including Ciabatta, Raisin Sunflower, Potato Rosemary, Country Olive, Brioche, Pretzel, and French Baguettes. Are you hungry yet? I am. I only got to enjoy one pretzel roll from the package I received but next time I will sneak one out to enjoy later!