“Star Wars: The Mandalorian” gets Benicia bakery’s bread treatment – The Mercury News

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Benicia’s One House Bakery unveils Pain Doughlorian, a series of life-size replicas of characters from the TV show “The Mandalorian.” (One House)

Baby Dough-da is floating in mixing bowls. The Pandroid is made out of pans. And the Pain-dough-lorian, of course, needs no introduction.

Benicia’s One House Bakery has made all our carb-loaded “Star Wars” dreams come true with a series of life-size replicas inspired by the characters of the Disney+ TV show, “The Mandalorian.”

Hannalee Pervan, head baker and co-owner of One House Bakery, worked on this project for two weeks with her mother and co-owner, Catherine, before unveiling the edible series Oct. 11 as part of Benicia’s Annual Downtown Scarecrow Display.

The dough Pervan used is called “dead dough,” a decorative dough made with flour and a solution of sugar and water. The duo spent roughly 150 hours working on the series, mostly in the lulls between the breakfast and lunch rush, and the lunch and dinner rush.

To connect the pieces, the bakers first had to dress the pain-nequin (get it?) with old clothes, including Pervan’s husband’s pants and her dad’s shoes (unbeknownst to Dad). Then the dough pieces were Dremel-drilled to fit the form again “since they have a mind of their own while being baked in the oven,” Pervan explains.

Then, they were glued on the fabric and wired in place. “Mom used old drop cloth fabric, from when we painted the bakery, to hide all the wire so you couldn’t see the ties,” she says.

Within hours, the “Pain Doughlorian” had racked up 60,000 upvotes in a galaxy far, far away (also known as Reddit). We expect no less from Pervan, who studied at Le Cordon Bleu and worked as part of the bread-making team at The French Laundry in Yountville.

Stroll down First Street and take a picture with the Pain Doughlorian exhibit through October. One House Bakery is located at 918 First St. Pick up a cinnamon sticky bun while you’re there.

Source: Thanks https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/10/12/star-wars-the-mandalorian-gets-benicia-bakerys-bread-treatment/