100 Favorite Dishes: No. 72, Honey & Rye's baguette
There is a lot to love at Anne Andrus and Emily Ackerman's Honey & Rye Bakehouse in St. Louis Park: Coffee from Tiny Footprint, chicken soup with thick homemade egg noodles, and a chewy coconut macaroon that does not mess around.
It's just flour, water, yeast, and salt, but what a deft baker does with those ingredients -- the handling and the technique and the precise timing -- is what produces a fine loaf of daily bread. Honey & Rye's baguettes are soft and tender on the inside, chewy and flavorful as a good pizza crust, but the exterior is soundly knockable and shatters satisfyingly when you tear into it.
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