Did you know that everything that comes out of The Daily Knead kitchen is made without any preservatives or extenders? For Franchesca Herring, The Daily Knead’s head-baker and mum-in-charge, making healthy and top-notch bread for her three boys was of utmost importance to her.
“My love of baking started at a very young age. I used to sell baked goods in school, I even joined bazaars to sell sweet treats. More than just the eating and tasting part, I really love the process. It’s quite therapeutic,” shares Franchesca, who is not ashamed to say that she has no professional training as a baker.
What can you find at The Daily Knead? From sourdough, brioche, Hokkaido milk loaves, muscovado chocolate chip cookies to babkas, and even pancake batter, this micro-bakery has definitely spread its wings.
Despite being born during quarantine, sisters Franchesca and her sister Francine Gacrama have executed a stylish brand that serves up baked goods to be proud of. “I come from a family of entrepreneurs, and I am a mom of three boys,” says Franchesca. “Before the ECQ I had quite a bit of 'mom-guilt' as I struggled to find the time to spend with my kids. Life has a funny way of making things work out. When the pandemic hit, and we were forced to stay home, I finally was able to spend time with the kids and create delicious food in the kitchen with them,” she continued.
Franchesca tells me that thanks to her children, The Daily Knead was born! With no formal training, but quite a bit of experience in the school of home-cooking and baking, this super-mum made her passions come to life after the pandemic forced her to close her furniture store-cum-cafe: Artesania Lifestyle Cafe.