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Cannon Beach Bakery - A Local Favorite

What's your favourite memory about Cannon Beach Bakery? If you've purchased a huge, dome-like loaf of Haystack Bread, you might also have be drooling right about now.

You're probably familiar with Cannon Beach, one of the best beaches near Portland, but are you familiar with this iconic Oregon bakery? Follow along - we have the details!

Cannon Beach Bakery Haystack Rock

Cannon Beach Bakery is re-opening tomorrow with new owners!

Stop by on Friday, August 3rd for the celebratory ribbon cutting and festivities!

Cannon Beach Bakery opened around 1910 in their original Seaside bakery location. After a fire destroyed their building in 1935 they relocated their bakery to Cannon Beach and created the Cannon Beach Bakery.

New owners Gib and Deanna Hammond purchased Cannon Beach Bakery on April 13th of this year, and have been busy adding their own touches, while keeping fan favourites. We're thrilled with their commitment to keeping this treasured Oregon coast bakery in the community.

Original Cannon Beach Bakery
Original Cannon Beach Bakery

The secret to Haystack Bread at Cannon Beach Bakery

Did you know that Cannon Beach Bakery crafts over 10,000 loves of Haystack Bread each year? Former co-owner Dan Christensen would start the process around midnight.

According to Christensen, the Haystack Bread is a cross between a French bread and a white bread, all hand made from a hard-gluten flour combined with sugar, shortening, milk, salt and water.

At one a.m. after the Haystack Bread dough has risen, Christensen would then create balls of the dough and roll them into balls on their original butcher-block work surface. Each ball was placed an oiled pan, then stacked on a baking rack for their second rise.

Last, a topping of rice flour, sugar and salt was sprinkled over the top of each dough ball, giving the Haystack Bread its crunchy rough coating fans adore.

Haystack Bread at Cannon Beach Bakery
Haystack Bread at Cannon Beach Bakery

Manzanita Beach Insiders Tip: Our favourite way to eat Haystack Bread from Cannon Beach Bakery? A generous cut of fresh bread which a big chunk of Tillamook Cheese on top - cheddar, of course.

And be sure to buy an extra loaf. It makes great toast with jam fresh from the Cannon Beach Farmers Market, or yummy French toast.

And if you're stopping by this beautiful beach for a short getaway, you'll find extra parking at the Cannon Beach parking lots behind the Mariner Market Cannon Beach and Lazy Susan Cafe Cannon Beach.

Have you been to Cannon Beach Bakery? Be sure to stop by!

You might also want to check our The Best Cannon Beach Breakfasts or follow along on our Tillamook Cheese Factory Tour. And you'll want to check out our update on the Cannon Beach weather, too.

Thanks for stopping by Manzanita Beach Life as we drool over Haystack Bread from the Cannon Beach Bakery ~

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