Their French country bread is hand-rolled into a free form shape that makes it easy bread for sandwiches or for slicing. Empire Baking Company uses the highest quality ingredients including King Arthur flour, natural sea salt, Plugra butter. Time may be the most important ingredient used in making our bread, as it imparts the greatest flavor. That’s why we use minimal yeast and our breads are made from scratch, meaning everything is handmade, hand-shaped and baked fresh everyday. There are no fillers, conditioners, dough enhancers, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors ever used. This method of making bread takes longer and is very difficult to make however, that’s what Artisan bread is all about.