By Kevin Williams
Last week I had the chance to swing by the Country Crust Bakery in Bainbridge, Ohio. This is a fabulous bakery owned and operated by Old Order Mennonites and, man, it is worth the drive from just about anywhere. I really think you could make a two-day trip into this area just by starting out at the Home Place bakery in Brown County, Ohio, working your way east and eating your way through Keim and Miller's Bakeries in Adams County, Ohio and then cap it all off with a delicious stop in Bainbridge.
I remember hearing about an "Amish bakery" near Bainbridge. And when I finally made it there I told the owner that I had heard for a long time about this "great Amish bakery" in Bainbridge. The gentleman took me aside and politely said "thank you for the kind words, but we're Mennonites, not Amish." SIGH, I've learned a lot of what I have learned over the years via trial and error.
Hand-down my favorite item from Country Crust are their peanut butter whoopie pies. Man, they are good. Aster put in a request for chocolate before I went there so I got one for her and they are great too, but the peanut butter is amazing.
These are some sweet scenes from the Country Crust Bakery.