Country Maid Bakery

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I first got acquitted with the Kaak's when I went to school with Howard when they were in Vicksburg. After Graduation and entering the service I lost touch with many of my classmates until a few years ago when I return to Vicksburg for a short visit. I met some friends at the bakery in Portage and filled up on wedgies and ended up bringing some back to Alabama with me.I just learn that the Country Maid Bakery has closed down at the end of December so now there will no longer a place to enjoy having a wedgie and coffee.

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I first got acquitted with the Kaak's when I went to school with Howard when they were in Vicksburg. After Graduation and entering the service I lost touch with many of my classmates until a few years ago when I return to Vicksburg for a short visit. I met some friends at the bakery in Portage and filled up on wedgies and ended up bringing some back to Alabama with me.I just learn that the Country Maid Bakery has closed down at the end of December so now there will no longer a place to enjoy having a wedgie and coffee.

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Hello. I hope that Karen K. reads this review. I have not been to the Eldorado Country Maid Bakery in Portage, but I have been to the one in Vicksburg. Otto and Anna Kaak were our summer neighbors at Indian Lake near there. Otto baked the most delicious birthday cakes for my sister, and sometimes brought goodies our way. Or we would go into Vicksburg and I'd get a chocolate eclair. I've never had one better in my entire life. Otto was the best of the old-time bakers. Each summer, my mother drove my sister and me to Michigan from Texas to visit our grandparents who had a lake cottage at Indian Lake. This was an amazing adventure for two Texas girls. Many a summer, my sister and I played submarine in an upside-down canoe, fished, swam, played Monopoly, marbles and cards, and went to Lemons with Otto and Anna's sons. I am coming to Indian Lake in late August and will stop in at the El Dorado Country Maid Bakery in Portage to check out these Wedgies everybody is raving about. Karen K., if you read this, I'd love to hear from you. Does your father's first name start with "H?" He was my best buddy at the lake during childhood years. We were called Patty and Annie. AustinWriterGirl at Yahoo dot com

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Hello. I hope that Karen K. reads this review. I have not been to the Eldorado Country Maid Bakery in Portage, but I have been to the one in Vicksburg. Otto and Anna Kaak were our summer neighbors at Indian Lake near there. Otto baked the most delicious birthday cakes for my sister, and sometimes brought goodies our way. Or we would go into Vicksburg and I'd get a chocolate eclair. I've never had one better in my entire life. Otto was the best of the old-time bakers. Each summer, my mother drove my sister and me to Michigan from Texas to visit our grandparents who had a lake cottage at Indian Lake. This was an amazing adventure for two Texas girls. Many a summer, my sister and I played submarine in an upside-down canoe, fished, swam, played Monopoly, marbles and cards, and went to Lemons with Otto and Anna's sons. I am coming to Indian Lake in late August and will stop in at the El Dorado Country Maid Bakery in Portage to check out these Wedgies everybody is raving about. Karen K., if you read this, I'd love to hear from you. Does your father's first name start with "H?" He was my best buddy at the lake during childhood years. We were called Patty and Annie. AustinWriterGirl at Yahoo dot com

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What a treat is is to read Maria R's comment about the original owner of Country Maid Bakery, Otto & Anna Kaak, who had opened the first "Country Maid" bakery on the south side of Chicago, moving the bakery to Vicksburg in the mid 1950's. The wedgies she mentioned are pumped with butter cream and topped with maple frosting. IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED THEM YET, YOU REALLY SHOULD. YOU WON'T BE SORRY!! I have many great memories of the treats that came to our table from the bakery, especially the special birthday cakes he made for me and my brother and sisters. You see, Otto Kaak was my grandfather. I'm so touched to see that the business is adapting to the needs of the community and that most of the comments continue to praise the deep roots and hard work that continue to deliver top quality baked goods and food. Grandma & Grandpa would be so proud. Thank you.

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What a treat is is to read Maria R's comment about the original owner of Country Maid Bakery, Otto & Anna Kaak, who had opened the first "Country Maid" bakery on the south side of Chicago, moving the bakery to Vicksburg in the mid 1950's. The wedgies she mentioned are pumped with butter cream and topped with maple frosting. IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED THEM YET, YOU REALLY SHOULD. YOU WON'T BE SORRY!! I have many great memories of the treats that came to our table from the bakery, especially the special birthday cakes he made for me and my brother and sisters. You see, Otto Kaak was my grandfather. I'm so touched to see that the business is adapting to the needs of the community and that most of the comments continue to praise the deep roots and hard work that continue to deliver top quality baked goods and food. Grandma & Grandpa would be so proud. Thank you.

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The name of this business suggests it serves Southwestern fare. It definitely doesn't. The bakery itself has existed in one form or another for decades. A friend's mother worked there in the 60's, when it was owned and run by Otto Kaak, when it was in Vicksburg. Several owners later, it is now in Portage, in an unassuming building, and the bakery still makes great pastries. In 2002, new owners added a small restaurant, with ten or so tables. When I was an undergrad, I made the trek out to this business often because of a certain custard filled, triangular pastry the bakery was and still is famous for: Wedgies. Now we go to have breakfast as well. I'm always on the search for real corned beef hash for breakfast, and their version is very good. Their pancake batter is different, but also good. I do think they don't know how to make a good cup of coffee, and having Fox News on the TV is an acquired taste, so I sit facing the other direction. But as a breakfast option in the Kalamazoo/Portage area, this one is steady on my list.

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The name of this business suggests it serves Southwestern fare. It definitely doesn't. The bakery itself has existed in one form or another for decades. A friend's mother worked there in the 60's, when it was owned and run by Otto Kaak, when it was in Vicksburg. Several owners later, it is now in Portage, in an unassuming building, and the bakery still makes great pastries. In 2002, new owners added a small restaurant, with ten or so tables. When I was an undergrad, I made the trek out to this business often because of a certain custard filled, triangular pastry the bakery was and still is famous for: Wedgies. Now we go to have breakfast as well. I'm always on the search for real corned beef hash for breakfast, and their version is very good. Their pancake batter is different, but also good. I do think they don't know how to make a good cup of coffee, and having Fox News on the TV is an acquired taste, so I sit facing the other direction. But as a breakfast option in the Kalamazoo/Portage area, this one is steady on my list.

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