About Happy Monk

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The Happy Monk Baking Company offers wholesome breads and sweet baked products to the residents of Pender Island, BC. We take the whole bread baking experience into account, using mostly organic locally sourced whole grains, milled on site, and nurturing our own sourdough culture, used in everything we bake. And the bread oven …

It is the realization of one of my long-held dreams, to bake bread in a wood-fired oven. Over the summer and fall of 2018, we built the oven and (mostly) natural shelter for our baking enterprise. It is made of Pender Island clay and stone, and most of the logs and timber for the shelter came from Pender Island.

It is a thing of pride, and every time we use it, we feel inspired to produce the best bread our hands are capable of. And the sweet things!

Look for the Happy Monk Baking Company at the Pender Farmers Market and sign up for our bread subscription service.

Cheers all!

David Morton

The Happy Monk Baker

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Tidings - This week's Baker's Choice: Einkorn Sourdough; The Happy Monk Blog: The Beatles and the Hot Cross Buns
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Happy Monk Tidings: Baker's Choice: Approachable Bread - Happy Monk Blog: End of Days? - Coronavirus Coping [ See link in Profile ] ...

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The way I feel after a Happy Monk bread day. Happy The way I feel after a Happy Monk bread day. Happy, tired a swim in the great blue and maybe a g&t in the hot tub. #socialdistancingworksforme #socialdistancing.
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The way I feel after a Happy Monk bread day. Happy, tired a swim in the great blue and maybe a g&t in the hot tub. #socialdistancingworksforme #socialdistancing.
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This is Ammerlander Schwartzbrot ... Black Bread f This is Ammerlander Schwartzbrot ... Black Bread for Happy Monk folk but the colour makes it look more like chestnut bread! Gotta tell you the smells in this kitchen are heavenly! This Aroma is why we bake! Smell-o-vision app! 📲 😂
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This is Ammerlander Schwartzbrot ... Black Bread for Happy Monk folk but the colour makes it look more like chestnut bread! Gotta tell you the smells in this kitchen are heavenly! This Aroma is why we bake! Smell-o-vision app! 📲 😂
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Happy Monk Tidings - Black Bread: a new loaf for r Happy Monk Tidings - Black Bread: a new loaf for rye enthusiasts; and Happy Monk Blog: Coronavirus shall have no dominion! [ See link in profile ]

Happy Monk Tidings - Black Bread: a new loaf for rye enthusiasts; and Happy Monk Blog: Coronavirus shall have no dominion! [ See link in profile ] ...

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Sunday’s off to a slow start.
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Whole Wheat - Spelt Pan loaves, the milder flavore Whole Wheat - Spelt Pan loaves, the milder flavored hard white wheat is the perfect showcase for the 30% spelt, all freshly milled by the Happy Monk. Such a treat!
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Whole Wheat - Spelt Pan loaves, the milder flavored hard white wheat is the perfect showcase for the 30% spelt, all freshly milled by the Happy Monk. Such a treat!
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The Happy Monk swims nightly in the cold waters of The Happy Monk swims nightly in the cold waters of Boundary Pass, with ocean liners passing by and sometimes whales. Then it’s time for a GnT in the hot tub at the top of the stairs.

The Happy Monk swims nightly in the cold waters of Boundary Pass, with ocean liners passing by and sometimes whales. Then it’s time for a GnT in the hot tub at the top of the stairs. ...

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This photo uses the smell-o-vision app so you can This photo uses the smell-o-vision app so you can smell the heady aroma of Happy Monk cinnamon-raisin bread coming out of Mildrith, the word-fired oven. 😁 Sensuous, intoxicating, exotic! Do you get it? Amazing technology, this! (Actually, you don’t even need the app. You already know this aroma!)
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This photo uses the smell-o-vision app so you can smell the heady aroma of Happy Monk cinnamon-raisin bread coming out of Mildrith, the word-fired oven. 😁 Sensuous, intoxicating, exotic! Do you get it? Amazing technology, this! (Actually, you don’t even need the app. You already know this aroma!)
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Happy Monk Tidings - Greetings! Here's this week's Happy Monk Tidings - Greetings! Here's this week's Baker's Choice: a magnificent Seeded Rye Loaf; the Happy Monk Blog is all about Aunty Betty's Brown Bread [ See link in profile ]

Happy Monk Tidings - Greetings! Here's this week's Baker's Choice: a magnificent Seeded Rye Loaf; the Happy Monk Blog is all about Aunty Betty's Brown Bread [ See link in profile ] ...

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Sensuous little spelt boules having a wee rest bef Sensuous little spelt boules having a wee rest before a more vigorous shaping session.
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Sensuous little spelt boules having a wee rest before a more vigorous shaping session.
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Happy Monk Tidings - Back in Business! Our Kick-Off Baker's Choice: Whole Spelt Pan Loaf; Happy Monk Blog: Subversive Swimming; and a Grain Update - See link in Profile ...

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Artisan bread gone mainstream, that’s for damn s Artisan bread gone mainstream, that’s for damn sure! Love those marketers!
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Artisan bread gone mainstream, that’s for damn sure! Love those marketers!
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Your happy Miller/Baker sporting the latest in mil Your happy Miller/Baker sporting the latest in milling headware. Note the aubergine-tinged respirator filters. They go beautifully with the mustard-coloured ear protectors. Gotta look good for milling!
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Your happy Miller/Baker sporting the latest in milling headware. Note the aubergine-tinged respirator filters. They go beautifully with the mustard-coloured ear protectors. Gotta look good for milling!
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Happy Monk Tidings - Blog: Good night, 2019!; See Happy Monk Tidings - Blog: Good night, 2019!; See you in the New Year! ; Baker's Choice: Fruit Sourdough [ See link in profile ]

Happy Monk Tidings - Blog: Good night, 2019!; See you in the New Year! ; Baker's Choice: Fruit Sourdough [ See link in profile ] ...

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Happy Monk Tidings: Bakers Choice: Spelt and Honey Happy Monk Tidings: Bakers Choice: Spelt and Honey Loaf; Happy Monk Blog: Looking for a Cure for the Wintertime Blues [ See link in Profile ]

Happy Monk Tidings: Bakers Choice: Spelt and Honey Loaf; Happy Monk Blog: Looking for a Cure for the Wintertime Blues [ See link in Profile ] ...

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Baker's Choice this week: Mountain Rye ... seeds, Baker's Choice this week: Mountain Rye ... seeds, rye meal and a mild bread spice; The Happy Monk Blog: Our Daily Bread: Love and seduction at the kitchen table; Our Red Fife supply dries up ... and more! (See link in profile) [photo courtesy Ewa Jaros. Thanks Ewa!]

Baker's Choice this week: Mountain Rye ... seeds, rye meal and a mild bread spice; The Happy Monk Blog: Our Daily Bread: Love and seduction at the kitchen table; Our Red Fife supply dries up ... and more! (See link in profile) [photo courtesy Ewa Jaros. Thanks Ewa!] ...

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