BirchTree Breads are distinguished by quality of ingredients and artisinal methods of preparation. All of the breads at BirchTree are made using all natural ingredients. This means no additives or preservatives. In addition, there are many healthy options that are made with only whole grains. The true secret to the depth of flavor of BirchTree breads is that they are made in a long, slow process with natural leaven. Once the dough is at its peak of fermentation, it is baked directly on the hearth at temperatures reaching almost 500°. This process and high temperature caramelizes the sugars to form a dark, crusty bread with soft interior.