A Toast to Dad: Hummus and Cucumber Toast

We piled our Empire hummus and fresh cucumber on top of our Hippie Health bread for a toast that’s filling and nutritious. As a bonus our Hippie Health is made from whole wheat, plus flax and sunflower seeds. Hummus and Cucumber Toast Empire Hippie Health bread, toasted to desired doneness Empire Hummus Cucumber, sliced in ribbons […]


A Toast to Dad: Blueberries and Lemon Curd Whipped Cream

This sweet, tart, fresh recipe will have your whole family smiling! With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can whip up this toast within a matter of minutes. Lemon Curd Whipped Cream with Blueberries Empire White bread, toasted to desired doneness 2 cups heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons sugar 1 jar Stonewall Kitchen […]


A Toast to Dad: Lia’s Molletes

We’re proud to feature a recipe for Mexican Molletes from our Assistant Store Manager, Lia, who’s been working at Empire Baking Company for 7 years. The secret to making the best molletes? Use refried beans that aren’t made with lard. Lia’s Molletes Pico de gallo – 3 tomatoes, diced – 1/4 of a medium onion, […]


A Toast to Dad: Avocado Toast

Our next recipe for Father’s Day features delicious fresh avocados, accented with juicy tomatoes and sea salt stacked high on top of our sourdough bread. Avocado Toast Empire Sourdough, sliced and toasted to desired doneness 1 avocado, sliced or mashed Maldon flaked sea salt Frantoia extra virgin olive oil Grape tomatoes, sliced (optional) Slice or […]


A Toast to Dad: Smoked Salmon on Lemon Dill Spread

Dad not a fan of sweets? Here’s a savory recipe that’ll tickle his tastebuds this Father’s Day. Smoked Salmon on Lemon Dill Spread 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 Tablespoon capers, or to taste 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 1/4 cup sour cream 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce 3 drops hot pepper sauce […]


A Toast to Dad: Strawberry Butter Toast Recipe

We’re celebrating all month leading up to Father’s Day with A Toast to Dad! Each day we’ll create a different toast in the store with curated items from the shelf, our freshly baked breads and a few surprise features from our neighbors at Inwood Village. Make sure to come back every day to grab the […]


Recipe Share: Panzanella Salad

Sometimes having day old bread is a good thing. Follow the recipe below for a fresh Memorial Day salad your whole family will love. Panzanella (Bread Salad) ½ loaf old day old Empire Baking Company Pane Paisano (cut into 1 inch cubes) 3 T basil oil 1 t kosher salt 1 container grape tomatoes (cut […]

Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

Recipe Share: Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

Our very own Emily Hartsell had the pleasure of visiting Common Desk last week to lead a class on our baking process, along with sharing the recipe for a scrumptious bread pudding. Here’s the recipe for you to try at home, whether you’re crafting an after dinner dessert this week or planning for a custom […]


Support March for Meals This Month

We’re proud to be participating in the 14th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its vital safety net. Every time you make a purchase at the store this month a portion will go towards meals for seniors. Please share this […]