Bit of Swiss
When the famed Whitcomb Hotel closed in 1966, Emil Tosi bought the equipment from their bakeshop and renovated a cabin on the Tosi property in Stevensville, Michigan. He called the former baker of the hotel, Hans Kottman, and in 1967 Hans opened Bit of Swiss.
What started as a small shop baking bread for Tosi’s restaurant and it’s customers with leftovers for sale on a small card table, Bit of Swiss slowly gained recognition in the area. It became known as a unique place to buy pastries, coffee cakes, and Hans’ signature salt top rye. Recruiting Gottfried Dutloff and Joe Breitenmoser to help him, they built the bakery’s reputation over the next 20 years.
Butter, a Bespoke Bakeshop
The best pastries have simple ingredients. Start with the highest quality butter and flour, add the right portion of herbs and spices, nuts or fruits, chosen with care or harvested from the garden with kindness, then baked and packaged with love.
Elevate your day with the experience of my hand-crafted treats.
From savory to sweet, with an abundance of flavor combinations from simple to complex, delight in every bite!
I focus on simple bases made with two or three ingredients: shortbreads (flour, butter, sugar, salt), rugelach (flour, butter, cream cheese, salt), taralli (flour, olive oil, wine, yeast, salt) and babka (flour, butter, milk, yeast, salt).
Each of these provides a blank canvas to create unique sensory experiences: cumin-cracked peppercorn shortbreads, Meyer lemon-ginger pecan rugelach, parmesan-black pepper taralli, carmelized onion-toasted almond babka, are just a few examples of these bespoke bakes.
I welcome you to try my home-baked treats from my tiny farm in SW Michigan, Handsœwn, where I also create one-of-a-kind garments using traditional hand-sewing methods.
Local delivery or pick-up only due to Cottage Industry Laws in our state. Sorry, I cannot ship these to you (but I won't tell if your friend/family/random stranger-on-the-internet does!)
"Eat butter first, and eat butter last, and live til one hundred years be past" ~ Dutch proverb
A great go-to stop located in Downtown St Joseph that has goodies for all levels of chocolate lovers. We also have the classics like a perfect hot chocolate on a cold day.
Pets are not allowed inside, but may sit at our outdoor tables. We can provide water dishes and pup cups!
Old fashioned confectionery shoppe serving enjoyment with delicious ice cream, fudge & chocolates.
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Mix & Match your own custom mix of taffy, Jelly Belly's, gummis, old fashioned candy and gourmet chocolates. Indulge in fresh fudge, made in house, and incomparable handmade chocolate specialties. Kids of all ages will also appreciate a wide array of lollipops, sour candy, gummies, novelty candy and so much more. For more information, visit us at sweethavencandy.com.