Best Specialty Bread (Editors’ Pick)
Spring Mill Bread Co.
After each slice of Spring Mill Bread Co.’s apple streusel round, you’ll vow it will be your last. Good luck, as resistance is likely to be low for this highly addictive half bread, half pastry. Steve Rurka, the late husband of Spring Mill owner Katherine Rurka, came up with the idea, inspired by an apple dessert made by his Polish grandmother. Chunks of Granny Smith apples dot a chewy, yeasty round of white bread, while a crusty dome of brown and white sugars, butter and flour caps the top. Great with a strong cup of morning coffee, a slice (or more) will keep you happy all day.
Spring Mill Bread Co., Locations in Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Takoma Park; www.springmillbread.com