Vegan Birthday Cake

July 17, 2017


Special order for a vegan birthday cake this past week.  Four layers of chocolate cake with a hint of fresh ginger and orange.  Chocolate frosting between the layers of the nake cake with a chocolate gaunache dripping.  Then decorated with local strawberries from the farmer’s market.

Made it in the Highlander news paper

May 29, 2017


Finished the first week end at the farmers markets.  Made the front page of the Minden Times and in the Highlander Events page in the Highlander.  Our new market in Minden has been very receptive.  We look forward to meeting and building a new relationship with patrons of the Minden Farmers Market.

Apple Galette with Fragipanne

May 11, 2017


Could not stop eating these apple galette’s.  Made with a flaky buttery crust with a layer of almond paste (frangipane) filling then layered with lovely juicey sweet and tart apples.  These sweet pastries will be featured at the long weekend farmer’s market next week.  I hope to see you there.

Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread

May 11, 2017


I have to say this is the best Cinnamon Raisin Bread I have ever had.  I have been testing out new bread recipes lately and this is a keeper.  I toasted the bread the next day and it was yummy.  I look forward to making french toast with it next time.  You will be seeing this soft, sweet smelling loaf at the market next week.

Gluten-free Bagels

May 6, 2017


These bagels got an A+ from all my taste testers.  You will be seeing these babies at the market  in a few weeks.  So drop by and try them out.

Semolina Bread

May 6, 2017


Trying out semolina bread today.  Recipe that I learned to make at the San Francisco Baking Institute last month.  Just came out of the oven.  Smells great and feels soft.  Can’t wait to cut into it.

Strawberry Ginger Kouign Amann

April 13, 2017


Been wanting to make these Kouign Amann’s for awhile. A pastry that comes from the Brittainy region of France. Yesterday I started my dough, laminating the butter into the dough to make puff pastry.  Today I made the filling just before baking.   I diced the fresh strawberries added a dash of ginger, lemon, black pepper and sugar.  They came out of the oven with a crispy, flaky top and a bubbly strawberry filling.  So yummy!  I also twisted the leftover pastry and made a few cinnamon twist.