Breakfast has a whole new meaning now. We got up and out early this morning to make it to Hahn’s Bakery for some fresh baked goods. Hahn’s Bakery is one of the original businesses in the Amana Colonies. It’s still in the original building in Middle Amana, IA. To give you an idea of how old this place is, it was already 100 years old when David was born!
We stopped by yesterday to check it out and they were already closed. The hours of this bakery are 7am to whenever everything sells out. We were told that is usually 10am. So 9am we were there. We still didn’t make it early enough to get the giant cinnamon rolls. However, they did have a raspberry turnover and some cinnamon swirl bread.
The woman behind the counter told us she gets up at 12 midnight to start baking. She supplies one of the restaurants in town every day with fresh bread, on top of the goods she has behind the counter. She still bakes using the original brick oven that was first put to use in 1866. They certainly don’t make things like that anymore. It was her husband’s side of the family that started the bakery back in 1866. So that’s probably 5th generation bakers, I’m guessing. There are pictures on the wall of her grandchildren, perhaps 7th generation in the making?
When we got back to the MH we couldn’t wait to dig in. MMMMMM!!!!!!!! The raspberry turnover was so light and delicious…and giant. One was plenty for us to share. The cinnamon bread will have to wait until later. Maybe we’ll make french toast with it for lunch. One things for sure, it’ll certainly will get eaten sooner rather than later. Too good!