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OGDEN — It’s Christmas for the bakery business.
Which works out nicely, because it additionally happens to be Christmas for anybody else.
“We do best of our year’s business amid now and Christmas,” Topper Bakery buyer Dave DeRyke told the Standard-Examiner in aboriginal November. “We do a lot of melancholia baking now — a lot of Dutch acceptable baking.”
For example, DeRyke says that for the holidays Topper Bakery makes a lot of spekulatius, which he describes as a Dutch Christmas cookie that Sinterklaas — a alternative of Saint Nicholas — gives out to the acceptable children.
“We accomplish them in all altered sizes, and I haven’t begin anybody yet who doesn’t like them,” DeRyke said.
Of course, Topper additionally makes pfeffernusse, a cookie that Sinterklaas’ helper, Zwarte Piet, puts in the board shoes of annoying accouchement in Holland.
“It’s a cookie that’s aloof like the annoying kids,” DeRyke said. “Sweet on the alfresco — acceptable — but axial they’re hot and spicy, and kids anticipate they’re nasty.”
DeRyke said pfeffernusse is fabricated with pepper, cloves and “all this hot, ambrosial stuff, so aback kids chaw into it they go ‘Ewwww!’”
Also for the holidays, Topper Bakery makes a pastry alleged botterletter, which has an almond bushing on the axial and a buttery, cool band on the outside.
“They’re absolutely good; I adulation those,” DeRyke said.
Each anniversary season, the connected DeRyke ancestors gathers at the bakery to accomplish four or bristles batches of botterletter.
“We alpha at 10 or 11 in the morning, and accomplishment up at 9 or 10 at night,” he said. “In Holland, the attitude is that the boy will accord the babe one of these shaped in the antecedent of her aboriginal name, and the babe gives the boy one with his initial.”
Another anniversary attitude at Topper is authoritative marzipan, forth with different pies — including mincemeat.
“Not abounding bakeries do mincemeat pies anymore,” DeRyke said. “But you name it for Christmas, and we accomplish it.”
A ancestors history of baking
In abstruse interviews with the Standard-Examiner in 2016, DeRyke and his son, Lance DeRyke, talked about both the history and the approaching of Topper Bakery.
The acclaimed bakery has been a accepted accoutrement in axial Ogden for added than 75 years. DeRyke’s father, Harry M. DeRyke, opened the baby bakery at 2516 Monroe Blvd. way aback in 1939. It charcoal at that area to this day.
But Dave DeRyke’s baking ancestry goes aback alike further than that. His grandfather, a chef in Holland, was adapted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by closing advocate LeGrand Richards.
“My grandfathering had been told he couldn’t accept kids — they’d been aggravating for years,” DeRyke says. “But LeGrand Richards promised him, ‘Come to America, and you’ll accept kids.’ ”
The youngest of seven children, DeRyke is affidavit of the accomplishment of that promise. His grandfathering accomplished the art of baking to his son, Harry, who in about-face accomplished it to Dave.
“Dad went to academy aback east to apprentice how to broil cakes,” DeRyke says. “Pretty anon they asked him to advise there. He said, ‘If you can’t advise me annihilation else, I’m outta here.’ ”
Dave DeRyke’s ancestor formed as a chef in Zion National Park for a time, at one point baking a block for adolescent extra Shirley Temple. He started a bakery in Smithfield, but it failed, abrogation him $10,000 in debt. Undeterred, he absitively to try his duke in Ogden, talking the buyer of the architecture area the bakery now sits into demography a adventitious on him.
“Dad admired the location,” DeRyke said. “This was a absolutely nice adjacency at the time. Absolutely nice.”
The woman who busy him the architecture asked, “What makes you anticipate you can accomplish it, aback three added bakeries didn’t aftermost three months here?”
His father’s response: “Because I accept to. I accept a ancestors to feed.”
Once he had a location, DeRyke’s ancestor again “borrowed” an oven from a bakery beyond boondocks that had gone out of business, able the buyer to pay for it aback he could allow it.
“That’s the way he got a lot of his accessories — he’d borrow it, again pay for it later,” DeRyke says.
The aboriginal day Topper Bakery was open, DeRyke’s ancestor had a absolute of 13 cents to accomplish change for customers.
“He beggared the kids’ back banks to accomplish change,” DeRyke says. “If somebody had paid with a dollar, he wouldn’t accept been able to accord them change.”
But the business succeeded, appropriate from Day One.
“The aboriginal day he did $3 in business,” DeRyke says. “The abutting day he did $6, and the abutting day $12. He went on to authoritative $50 to $60 a day — and added sometimes.”
Dave DeRyke was built-in in 1951 — the aforementioned year his ancestor assuredly bought the building, adapted it and brought in an oven, freezer and refrigerator that are still in use today. Indeed, the axial of Topper Bakery is like a building of old-timey baking equipment.
And DeRyke abstracts he was all but destined to chase in his father’s footsteps.
“My ancient memories as a little kid, afterwards they were done bond for the day, my parents would booty my absolute and bandy it in the bond bowl, and I’d sit in there. That was my playpen.”
Later, afterwards he’d taken over the ancestors business and was a adolescent father, DeRyke and his wife, Valeen, connected the tradition.
“Guess what?” DeRyke says. “After I got married, we adopted a son at three canicule old. And we did the aforementioned affair — put him in the bond bowl.”
That compound seems to accept worked. Afterwards aggravating assorted added jobs for a time, including accessory the badge academy (Cue cop/doughnut jokes here) that now 30-something son, Lance DeRyke, is in the action of demography over the business from his father.
Lance says his ancestor has been talking about retirement for added than a decade now. The adolescent DeRyke has no ambition of alteration a acceptable formula.
“I’d appealing abundant appetite to accumulate best of it old school, although there will be some things to change,” Lance said. “Probably we’ll charge some new accessories actuality and there.”
Lance is not alone a baker, but additionally a mechanic. He has to be, what with all the old accessories still in use at Topper.
“I had to apprentice at a adolescent age how to adjustment it all,” he said.
Lance’s ancient memories of the ancestors business was blame himself about the bakery in a mop bucket. He was 6 years old aback he started “helping out daddy” about the bakery.
While Lance DeRyke admits that actuality a chef is a appealing acceptable gig, it does accept its drawbacks. For example, you apperceive that heavenly, fresh-baked aliment aroma you appointment anytime you’re abreast a bakery?
“It aloof smells like assignment to me,” Lance said.
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