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On the eve of its first anniversary, St. Bruno Bread Company lost 650 pounds of dough 鈥 that's 1,700 loaves of bread.聽

"It was a real kick that this all happened," said owner Steven Gottfried. "On top of that, Entergy is saying that they might not get power on until Thursday evening. That's a whole week of business just gone. It's just gut-wrenching."聽

Shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, Entergy reported more than 25,000 customers in the 香港六和开奖历史记录 area with outages after a storm, the bakery at 7445 Town South Ave. included.聽

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Andrew Nuschler pats Sarah Guarisco on the back as she and Steven T. Gottfried joke while packaging fresh baked sourdough butter balls at St. Bruno Bread Co. on Saturday, January 6, 2024.

Gottfried says he was at St. Bruno every hour since Monday night after he got a text from Entergy that the power was out, looking for utility trucks and people who could help. The bakery staff was planning extra dough for special decorative loaves ahead of the anniversary. Gottfried was also hoping to bring bread loaves to business meetings this week, in addition to the wholesale customers St. Bruno supplies.聽

He explained that the bakery cold ferments its dough, which gives it a distinct flavor and digestibility. While the聽650 pounds of dough held its coolness through the night, everything but the pizza dough was overproofed.聽

"If the oven didn't kick on, we were dead in the water聽鈥 and it wasn't going to last a whole other day," Gottfried said.聽

When dough overproofs, it rests too long, and the yeast continues to make carbon dioxide while the gluten bonds begin to wear out. Gottfried added that it takes 12 to 16 hours for the dough to slowly ferment and break down the acids.聽

What will St. Bruno do now? Gottfried said they will focus on the relationships the company has built with its partners. He talked to the businesses this morning, and each person was understanding.聽

"I think everyone who's either in a high manager/ownership role in a food business can relate to catastrophic things," he said. "It just feels like we're a big family."聽

Nonetheless, in the year St. Bruno has been in business, Gottfried is thankful for the community's support.聽

"I'm just so over the moon that people have received St. Bruno in the way that they have," he said. "We're a team of five now, and we all put everything we have into it. It's beautiful to see the community go out and support us. In turn, we work our tails off to give fresh bread to the community."聽

Email Lauren Cheramie at lauren.cheramie@theadvocate.com.