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I would like any information that anyone might have on California Baking Co. I think it was in business in the 30's. I have a bread box from them....one that was left outside of a store for early morning delivery. I would love to know it's history. Thanks Lorie
-- Lorie Moody (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 17, 2002
The California Baking Co was at 1501 Eddy St from atleast 1923-1929.
It moved to 466 Shotwell in 1929.
Good luck in your research.
-- Kurt Iversen (email@example.com), June 18, 2002.
just wondering if you ever found your answer? I'm looking for mother's bread also and want their sourdough bread. If you have a phone number would be great
-- jon capps (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 26, 2002.
Mother's Cookie & Cake Company is at 810 81st Avenue, Oakland, Ca 94621 (510-569-2323).
I don't remember that they make a sourdough bread, though, or anything other than cookies and dessert products.
There are a lot of good sourdough breads available in California grocery stores. Gently squeeze the product -- if it's hard to squish, it's good. If it's soft, you might as well buy Wonderbread.
This place has a recipe for "Mom's Sourdough Starter:" http://www.nursehealer.com/Recipes9.htm
-- Rosa (email@example.com), September 27, 2002.
I believe the California Bread Company morphed into the Boudin Bakery. Boudin, which was recently sold back to the original Bay Area family, also has a connection to Mother's - either they own them, or the company which just sold it owns Mothers. There was an article about all of this in the Chronicle business section last week.
-- q (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 30, 2002.
I recently purchased some bread at Boneys in Oceanside made and delivered from the California Baking Co. 3916 Riley Street San Diego (619)291-1200. I tried to plug into them on the internet because I wanted to see if there were any closer stores to me to buy this bread. Its great! If your on weight watchers it a wonderful treat because the points are so low. Anyway, I hope the info helps.
-- Donna B (email@example.com), April 16, 2003.
I worked at Mothers Cakes & Cookies FOR 36 years from (1967 to 2003) and we never made anything except COOKIES - hope that helps you, by the way the original owners were the Weatleys (Floyd was the son - he was the president when I was there, but his parents started the buiness) - started in 1914.
-- robert morehead jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 06, 2005.