This bakery is 212 years old.
This baker is not 212 years old.
But what he’s holding – gorgeous Moravian sugar cake, a dense, coffeecake-like delight baked with potatoes – is the same recipe used two hundred years ago.
Winkler Bakery, located in Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC was originally owned by Thomas Buetner who then sold it to Christian Winkler in 1807 (Brother Buetner preferred shoemaking and farming). They were part of a tight-knit Moravian community from Eastern Europe who settled in the area during that period.
The same dome oven is used to make these delights, as well cookies, cakes, buns…
Including the famous Moravian Spice Cookies, delightfully thin crispy gingery cookies…
…and who can say no to something called Moravian Lovefeast Buns, these lovely, dense, flavorful rolls.
Stop by if you can, if not, you can always order these goodies online!