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What’s Baking (week of March 25th, 2013)

All along the Mediterranean, including the South of France, Easter week is the time to hunt for spring wild asparagus. Everyone has their secret place to find the best and most tender young shoots. Even though i’m not in France this year, i thought I’d prepare an Easter breakfast quiche with asparagus, tomato, potato, onion and sheep’s feta, for this week’s market. (Fingers crossed i can put my hands on some tender asparagus this week!) Also this week we are making a large batch of pot pies–veg, chicken & veg and dairy free of the same. It will likely be our last batch of pot pies until next fall (we only have 3 markets left this winter!), unless we have a cold wet summer. (Let’s hope not!)  So if you want to stock up, please preorder to make sure we make enough, particularly the DF, which we don’t make many of anyway. This includes special orders of “top-crust only” pot pies.  Lastly, i can’t decide between the vanilla olive oil or the lemon & avocado french macarons. Anyone have a choice? Speak up!

Cookies: 

  • chocolate chip (DF=dairy free)
  • zimtstern (DF)
  • mint milanos
  • french macarons (Jasmine, chocolate-orange blosoom-mint, fig (DF) , vanilla olive oil or lemon&avocado)

Cupcakes:

  • vanilla with vanilla bean italian buttercream
  • flourless chocolate with amaretto liquor
  • chocolate brownie cupcakes with salted caramel centers
Cakes: (all cakes available by the slice!)
  • Triple cheese cheese cake (w/ fresh fruit or plain)
  • lemon coconut cake (Italian coconut buttercream)
  • chocolate cake with Italian coconut buttercream
  • Ultra vanilla cake (vanilla cake, french (Valrhona) white chocolate ganache filling with tahitian vanilla bean french buttercream
  • flourless chocolate with Amaretto liquor and bittersweet glaze
  • orange almond cake (DF)
  • orange-chocolate almond cake (DF)
  • lemon-lavendar almond cake (DF)
  • apple spice almond cake (DF)
  • cafe and cannelle bundt cake with glaze
  • French apple cake/ apple-pear cake
Other, Sweet:
  • blueberry lemon zest  bread (DF)
  • cranberry orange bread (DF)
  • apple spice bread (DF)
  • banana nut bread with chocolate chips
Other, Savory:
  • pot pies (veg,  veg & chicken) (dairy free this week! both veg and veg and chicken)
  • 9″ vegetable quiche (asparagus, tomato, potato and onion with sheep’s feta and  DF base)
  • Gf/dairy free (df) soups:  cream of butternut squash & fresh ginger, cream of mushroom, cream of tomato,
  • savory sm brioche with mushrooms and onion

Bread:                                                     

  • brioche (med and large)
  • sweet cheese brioche with (various toppings
  • english muffins (vegan)
  • cheddar-herb  loaf
  • sandwich bread (Pain de Mie)
  • teff bread
  • country buttermilk bread
  • french bread (DF)

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What’s Baking (week of March 19th)

Easter and Passover are both coming up next week and we will be making some special items for your special day(s) Coming up next week: Cheesecake plain and with fresh fruit (we might try our hand at a sheep’s cheese version as well)–all gluten free, of course.  We will have both a flourless (almond flour only) and flour version of our crust.  We will also do a frosted cake with our own easter egg truffles on top. Limited quantities of these items so preorder please.  For passover we will also have our full complement of almond cakes: orange, chocolate-orange, lemon-lavendar and apple. For a list of ingredients (so you can be sure, as we are not passover experts!) email us please. Sorry, we aren’t a kosher certified kitchen.  Again, we bake these in limited quantities, so if one or more is a must have for you, please preorder. . . Now, for this week:

Cookies: 

  • chocolate chip (DF=dairy free)
  • lemon almond cookies
  • chocolate amaretti cookies (italian almond cookies) DF
  • french macarons (chocolate salted caramel ganache, fig (DF) , caramel apple, and  bluecheese w/ walnuts and raisins (hopefully a sheep’s version, if i can find it)

Cupcakes: 

  • tiramisu cupcakes
  • vanilla with chocolate salted caramel ganache
  • chocolate brownie cupcakes with salted caramel centers (ok, so i’m on a caramel kick–so many different ways to make caramel depending on the consistency you want!)
Cakes: (all cakes available by the slice!)
  • chocolate cake with coconut cream cheese frosting (contains macadamia nuts)
  • vanilla cake with chocolate caramel ganache frosting
  • flourless chocolate with Gran Marnier liquor and bittersweet glaze
  • orange almond cake (DF)
  • orange-chocolate almond cake (DF)
  • lemon-lavendar almond cake (DF)
  • lemon poppyseed pound cake with lemon-violet glaze
  • French apple cake/ apple-pear cake
Other, Sweet:
  • blueberry lemon zest  bread (DF)
  • cranberry orange bread (DF)
  • banana nut bread with chocolate chips
Other, Savory:
  • lasagna with w fresh gf spinach pasta (original or meat versions)
  • butternut squash and winter root veg quinoa crumble
  • pot pies (veg,  veg & chicken) (dairy free this week! both veg and veg and chicken)
  • 9″ vegetable quiche (caramelized onions, mushrooms and baby potatoes) (Sheeps and goats only, DF base)
  • Gf/dairy free (df) soups:  cream of butternut squash & fresh ginger, cream of mushroom, cream of tomato,
  • savory sm brioche with mushrooms and onion

Bread:                                                     

  • brioche (med and large)
  • sweet cheese brioche with (various toppings
  • english muffins (vegan)
  • cheddar-herb  loaf
  • sandwich bread (Pain de Mie)
  • teff bread
  • country buttermilk bread
  • french bread (DF)

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What’s Baking (week of March 5, 2013)

Cookies: 

  • chocolate chip (dairy free)
  • zimtsterne (spicy almond cookies) (dairy free)
  • french macarons (salted butter caramel, ultra vanilla, chocolate clementine, quince and goat’s  brie)

Cupcakes: 

  • chocolate cake with peanut butter insides and double dipped chocolate glaze
  • chocolate brownie cupcakes with salted caramel centers
Cakes: (all cakes available by the slice!)
  • chocolate cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting
  • vanilla cake with blueberry Italian buttercream
  • flourless chocolate with Gran Marnier liquor and bittersweet glaze
  • orange almond cake
  • orange-chocolate almond cake
  • lemon lavender almond cake
  • French apple cake/ apple-pear cake
Other, Sweet:
  • Double chocolate coconut bread pudding
  • blueberry lemon zest  bread
  • cranberry orange bread
  • banana nut bread with chocolate chips
Other, Savory:
  • pot pies (veg,  veg & chicken) (dairy free this week! both veg and veg and chicken)
  • 9″ vegetable quiche (tomato, peppers, and onion)
  • Gf/dairy free (df) soups:  cream of butternut squash & fresh ginger, cream of mushroom, cream of root vegetable, cream of tomato, and creamy garlic soup (not dairy free).
  • savory sm brioche with mushrooms and onion

Bread:                                                     

  • brioche (med and large)
  • sweet cheese brioche with (various toppings
  • english muffins
  • cheddar-herb  loaf
  • sandwich bread (Pain de Mie)
  • teff bread
  • country buttermilk bread
  • french bread

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What’s Baking (week of Feb 25, 2013

Menu for both Wayland Farmer’s market and Somerville this week!

Cookies: 

  • chocolate chip with homemade  hazelnut butter toffee
  • zimtsterne (spicy almond cookies)
  • french macarons (salted butter caramel, fig (dairy free), chocolate chai, Black truffle and goat’s  brie)

Cupcakes: 

  • chocolate cake with fresh  strawbery french buttercream
  • lemon poppy seed with lemon creme centers and lemon-rose french buttercream
  • flourless chocolate with hazelnut liquor and bittersweet glaze
  • chocolate brownie cupcakes with salted caramel centers
Cakes:
  • lemon poppy seed with lemon creme centers and lemon-rose french buttercream
  • chocolate cake with salted butter caramel Italian buttercream
  • vanilla cake with salted caramel  buttercream
  • flourless chocolate with amaretto liquor and bittersweet glaze
  • orange almond cake
  • lemon lavender almond cake
  • French apple cake/ apple-pear cake
  • Butterball squash pound cake
Other, Sweet:
  • Double chocolate coconut bread pudding
  • blueberry lemon zest  bread
  • cranberry orange bread
  • banana nut bread with chocolate chips
Other, Savory:
  • Gluten free lasagna! Fresh spinach lasagna, bechamel and red sauce (regular or with meat)
  • pot pies (veg,  veg & chicken) (dairy free by special order, please)
  • 9″ vegetable quiche (mushroom, onion and arugula)
  • Gf/dairy free (df) soups:  cream of butternut squash & fresh ginger, cream of mushroom, cream of root vegetable, and creamy garlic soup.
  • savory sm brioche with mushrooms and onion

Bread:                                                     

  • brioche (med and large)
  • sweet cheese brioche with (various toppings
  • english muffins
  • cheddar-herb  loaf
  • sandwich bread (Pain de Mie)
  • teff bread
  • country buttermilk bread
  • french bread

 

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What’s Baking (week of Feb 19, 2013)

Cookies: 

  • chocolate chip with homemade  hazelnut butter toffee
  • french macarons (salted butter caramel, fig (dairy free), chocolate coconut, sheep’s brie and quince paste.)

Cupcakes: 

  • chocolate cake with salted butter caramel Italian buttercream
  • vanilla cake with blueberry French buttercream
  • flourless chocolate with hazelnut liquor and bittersweet glaze
Cakes:
  • chocolate cake with salted butter caramel Italian buttercream
  • vanilla cake with blueberry French buttercream
  • flourless chocolate with hazelnut liquor and bittersweet glaze
  • orange almond cake
  • lemon lavender almond cake
  • French apple cake
  • Amaretto pound cake
Other, Sweet:
  • pumpkin bread pudding
  • blueberry lemon zest  bread
  • Triple ginger bread
  • cranberry orange bread
  • banana nut bread with chocolate chips
Other, Savory:
  • Gluten free lasagna! Fresh spinach lasagna, bechamel and red sauce (regular or with meat)
  • pot pies (veg,  veg & chicken) (dairy free by special order, please)
  • 9″ vegetable quiche (mushroom, onion and arugula)
  • Gf/dairy free (df) soups:  cream of butternut squash & fresh ginger, cream of tomato with cheddar cheese,cream of mushroom, cream of root vegetable,  roasted parsnip &  apple soup and creamy garlic soup. .
  • savory sm brioche with mushrooms and onion

Bread:                                                     

  • brioche (med and large)
  • sweet cheese brioche with various toppings
  • english muffins
  • cheddar-herb  loaf
  • sandwich bread (Pain de Mie)
  • teff bread
  • country buttermilk bread
  • french bread

 

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What’s Baking (week of Feb 11th, 2013)

Despite the market cancellation, our lasagna was such a big hit that we decided to make more so that we could actually bring it to the market, rather than selling it all from our kitchen. In addition to Leeseteffy’s recipe of 25 years, we are also making a meat version that is Caroleen’s favorite. Both have a bechamel as well as a red sauce. It comes  fresh frozen so you can stock up. Pairs well with the fresh garden greens and wine from one of the Somerville Winter market vendors!

If this menu looks familiar its because it is last week’s menu which we never baked. Don’t forget to try our sweet cheese brioche with Deborah’s Kitchen’s new Cherry preserves–super yummy! :

Cookies: 

  • zimerstern (German almond paste cookies)  Owl shaped
  • milanos (chocolate, chocolate-clementine, chocolate mint) heart shaped cutout
  • sugar cookies with Peppermint sugar coating
  • french macarons (rose, salted butter caramel, infinitely chocolate with bitter chocolate and fleur de sel chocolate chips, sheep’s brie and quince paste.)

Cupcakes: 

  • chocolate cake with fresh strawberry french buttercream
  • tropical carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
  • Flourless chocolate with hazelnut liquor and bittersweet glaze
Cakes:
  • Chocolate cake with fresh strawberry french buttercream
  • tropical carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
  • flourless chocolate with hazelnut liquor and bittersweet glaze
  • orange-red grapefruit almond cake
  • Amaretto pound cake
Other, Sweet:
  • caramelized mixed nut in a chocolate tart shell
  • blueberry lemon zest  bread
  • Triple ginger bread
  • cranberry orange bread
  • banana nut bread with chocolate chips
Other, Savory:
  • Gluten free lasagna! Fresh spinach lasagna, bechamel and red sauce
  • pot pies (veg,  veg & chicken) (dairy free by special order, please)
  • 9″ vegetable quiche (mushroom, onion and arugula)
  • Gf/dairy free (df) soups:  cream of butternut squash & fresh ginger,  roasted parsnip &  apple soup and creamy garlic soup. If we have time, we will make again the  cream of tomato herb cheddar (contains dairy).
  • savory sm brioche with mushrooms and onions
  • squash, apple and blue cheese muffins  (pairs well with soup!)

Bread:                                                     

  • brioche (med and large)
  • sweet cheese brioche with various toppings: (including this week a savory edition!)
  • english muffins
  • cheddar-herb  loaf
  • sandwich bread (Pain de Mie)
  • teff bread
  • country buttermilk bread
  • french bread

 

 

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market cancelled, special dates for pick up

The weather gods have spoken and they say lots of snow. For those of you ordering or wanting the lasagna, you can pick it up in Harvard Sq today during the day or tonight or tomorrow in Porter Sq if you email, text or call to let us know (see web for contact details.)  You can also pick up pot pies at that time, but again you must let us know (we don’t keep things in both places so there is some transferring that has to be done!)

Also, we will  be making our Valentine’s cookies Weds morning  for pick up on Weds, Feb 13th at our kitchen in Harvard Sq during the day, or that night in Porter Sq. BY PRE ORDER ONLY. Please preorder by Monday night. If you already placed an order for cookies for this weekend, no need to preorder again, but if you don’t want to pick up on Weds, please let us know! We are making only the number of cookies that are pre-orderd and then otherwise will make them again later in the week for the saturday market.

Here is our list of Valentine cookies:

Cookies: 

  • zimerstern (German almond paste cookies)  heart shaped
  • milanos (chocolate, chocolate-clementine, chocolate mint) heart shaped cutout
  • sugar cookies with Peppermint sugar coating  (heart shaped of course!)
  • french macarons (rose, salted butter caramel, infinitely chocolate with bitter chocolate and fleur de sel chocolate chips, sheep’s brie and quince paste.)

If you were counting on us for your sweets for your Sweet, we will also make our Flourless chocolate cake with hazelnut liquor and bittersweet glaze and our banana nut bread with chocolate chips by PRE ORDER ONLY for pick up on Weds as well. Same pre-order deadline as above.

Enjoy the snow, and the quiet time a storm always brings. It’s nature’s way of telling us to relax. 🙂

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What’s Baking (week of Feb 4, 2013)

Valentine’s Day is coming up and so of course, we are offering heart shaped cookies for you to give to all your sweethearts (including yourself!) Price hikes on Valentines Day got you down? Try staying home and serving your loved ones our yummy lasagna–très romantique! Pairs well with the fresh garden greens and wine from one of the Somerville Winter market vendors! What better way to express your love?

Cookies: 

  • zimerstern (German almond paste cookies)  heart shaped
  • milanos (chocolate, chocolate-clementine, chocolate mint) heart shaped cutout
  • sugar cookies with Peppermint sugar coating  (heart shaped of course!)
  • french macarons (rose, salted butter caramel, infinitely chocolate with bitter chocolate and fleur de sel chocolate chips, sheep’s brie and quince paste.)

Cupcakes: 

  • chocolate cake with fresh strawberry french buttercream
  • tropical carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
  • Flourless chocolate with hazelnut liquor and bittersweet glaze
Cakes:
  • Chocolate cake with fresh strawberry french buttercream
  • tropical carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
  • flourless chocolate with hazelnut liquor and bittersweet glaze
  • orange-red grapefruit almond cake
  • Amaretto pound cake
Other, Sweet:
  • caramelized mixed nut in a chocolate tart shell
  • blueberry lemon zest  bread
  • Triple ginger bread
  • banana nut bread with chocolate chips
Other, Savory:
  • Gluten free lasagna! Fresh spinach lasagna, bechamel and red sauce (low dairy and regular. Low dairy has df bechamel and goats or sheep’s cheese.)
  • pot pies (veg,  veg & chicken) (dairy free by special order, please)
  • 9″ vegetable quiche (mushroom, onion and arugula)
  • Gf/dairy free (df) soups:  cream of butternut squash & fresh ginger, cream root vegetable (first recipe with loads of beets and radish rather than sweet potatoes), roasted parsnip &  apple soup. We also have a very limited supply of cream of mushroom soup , cream of tomato herb cheddar (contains dairy).
  • savory sm brioche with mushrooms and onions
  • squash, apple and blue cheese muffins  (pairs well with soup!)

Bread:                                                     

  • brioche (med and large)
  • sweet cheese brioche with various toppings: (including this week a savory edition!)
  • english muffins
  • cheddar-herb  loaf
  • sandwich bread (Pain de Mie)
  • teff bread
  • country buttermilk bread
  • french bread

 

 

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What’s Baking (week of Jan 29th)

Lots of new things on the menu this week–both sweet and savory! We bake in small batches so please pre-order for us to hold for you if there is something particular that you want.

Cookies: 

  • zimtsterne (almond spice cookie) super yummy and Leesteffy’s new favorite!
  • triple chocolate chip cookies
  • french macarons (vanilla bean white chocolate-cherry, Herme’s rose, chocolate-clementine )

Cupcakes: 

  • double chocolate with chocolate Italian buttercream
  • double chocolate with  Tahitian vanilla french buttercream
  • double chocolate w peanut butter centers and double dipped chocolate ganache glaze
Cakes:
  • double chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling and chocolate Italian buttercream
  • double chocolate cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting
  • chocolate hazelnut cake  (our newest european style cake)
  • french apple/ and french apple-pear
  • orange almond cake/clementine almond/orange-chocolate almond
  • cardamom yeast pound cake w/ rose saffron glaze (New and an experiment w yeast in a cake!)
Other misc sweets: 
  • caramelized mixed nut 
  • chocolate frangipane blueberry tarts
  • blueberry lemon zest tea bread
  • spiced pear and brown butter muffins
  • banana nut bread with chocolate chips
Other, Savory:
  • pot pies (veg,  veg & chicken) (dairy free by special order, please)
  • 9″ vegetable quiche (spinach, garlic and sheep’s cheese)
  • Gf/dairy free (df) soups:  cream of butternut squash & fresh ginger, cream of roasted parsnip &  apple soup. We also have a very limited supply of cream of mushroom soup , cream of tomato herb cheddar (contains dairy). cream of root veg soup
  • savory sm brioche with mushrooms and onions
  • root vegetable & quinoa crumble
  • squash, apple and blue cheese muffins  (pairs well with soup!)

Bread:                                                     

  • brioche (med and large)
  • sweet cheese brioche with various toppings: (including this week a savory edition!)
  • english muffins
  • cheddar-herb  loaf
  • sandwich bread (Pain de Mie)
  • teff bread
  • country buttermilk bread
  • french bread

 

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What’s Baking (Week of Jan 21, 2013)

We cook in small batches so if there is something you really want, please pre-order and we will hold it for you.

Cookies: 

  • milanos with chocolate truffle filling
  • fingerprint cookies
  • triple chocolate chip cookies
  • french macarons (coconut, chocolate with peppermint, goat’s cheese with black truffle)

Cupcakes: 

  • ultra vanilla (vanilla with Tahitian vanilla bean  french buttercream)
  • vanilla with chocolate Italian buttercream
  • chocolate brownie cupcake with salted carmel centers
Other: sweet: 
  • caramelized mixed nut tarts
  • apple-berry crisp
  • cranberry orange tea bread
  • apple ginger nut bread or muffins
  • banana nut bread
Cakes:
  • ultra vanilla cake with french white chocolate ganache and Tahtian vanilla buttercream
  • vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream
  • fresh mint flourless chocolate with bittersweet glaze
  • french apple/ and french apple-pear
  • orange almond cake
  • apple spice pound cake

Other Savory:

  • pot pies (veg,  veg & chicken, dairy free of same)
  • 9″ vegetable quiche (broccoli, caramelized onions,cheddar and sheeps feta)
  • Gf/dairy free soups: cream of local root vegetable, cream of mushroom soup, cream of tomato herb cheddar (good comfort foods for a snowy week!)
  • savory sm brioche with mushrooms and onions

Bread:                                                     

  • brioche (med and large)
  • sweet cheese brioche with various toppings: (including this week a savory edition!)
  • english muffins
  • cheddar-herb  loaf
  • sandwich bread (Pain de Mie)
  • teff bread
  • french bread (plain and with olives)

 

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