When you own your own bakery-cafe you have to be able to think fast. Our customers are looking for something new, something different and most importantly something Delicious! This past week a friend of a friend shared a recipe for a Goat Cheese Tart via her blog Celebrate Creativity.
Girls Scouts Rock!
This past week we were thrilled to host a Pizza Party for an Amelia County Girl Scout Troop. The GIRLS (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk Taker, Leader) showed up expecting a class on how to make pizza from scratch.
Have you ever made Pate a Choux? Pate a Choux is a light pastry dough with a high moisture content that steams when baking which creates the puff. The ingredients for Pate a Choux include flour, fat, salt and eggs. Light, airy and puffy they are just delicious. Products can be sweet or savory.
Ask most people what gets their taste buds and their memories flowing, and baked goods often top the list. Who doesn’t remember a special Christmas, memorable Thanksgiving, or a great meal at a favorite restaurant, made even better by warm bread or rolls? Bread isn’t just the Staff of Life – it’s the Stuff of Dreams.
Springtime always gets me in the mood for fresh herbs to come and fresh ideas for what to use them with. It seems a natural pairing for herbs and soft cheeses together, but how many times have you made that simple cheese spread or caprese' salad and didn’t add herbs to the mix?
The winter holidays are over and you may have some cranberries lurking around in your refrigerator so why not make a batch of colorful sauerkraut. Add some cranberries and some orange to to your next batch and watch the color come alive.
I must admit I am not a fan of this favorite goat milks cheese named Chevre. Chevre - French for "goat" is a type of cheese that comes in a wide range of forms, from soft farmer's cheeses to fully cured firm varieties. Chevre also runs the flavor gamut, with some retaining a characteristic goaty flavor while other chevres are much more mild and buttery.
This past weekend we made countless dozens of Cinnamon Rolls. I just wish I could have this for our Pretzels as it is DIVINE! I love a good cream cheese frosting on my cinnamon buns, my carrot cakes and my apple spice breads. I have been thinking of a way to offer this with our pretzels.
Mustard is not just for hot dogs. This a great recipe for our Gourmet Pretzels. Add this to your favorite smoked-cured meats and consider it a home-run. Balanced earthy flavor with a touch of sweetness plus caramelized onions and peppers.