Something I posted in August, 2009 led to such a sweet story-told through comments- that I want to recap the thread.
I qorte a post about my discovery that Russian tea biscuits were a Cleveland thing and not Russian at all. One of the people that responded was a Clevelander living in Los Angeles. A fan of these pastires, she’d found one place there that made them. It was called Bea’s Bakery. They also had coconut bars, another beloved treat from home, and real corn rye bread. She wrote that it was rumored that a baker had once worked for our own Davis Bakery. I encourgaed her to do some investigating and report back.
It took her a year and a half but she got results. Retuning to the blog a couple of weeks ago she announced that Bea of Bea’s Bakery was from Cleveland and that her father had owned a bakery here, selling BOTH Russian tea biscuits and coconut bars! And indeed one of her bakers, now retired, had been employed by Davis back in the ’50s. Ohiogirl, as she calls herself, ended her latest comment this way: “Now I know why her stuff tastes so right to me.”