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What’s Baking (week of Dec 18th–Somerville and Charles Hotel)

We will be participating in the special Christmas market in front of the Charles Hotel on Sunday, Dec 23rd from 10-3). The menu for that day is more limited than the Saturday market in Somerville, with the focus on Christmas goodies and no bread except for brioche.  We have decorative tins, boxes and bags available, including stocking stuffer sizes(!) which we will bring to both Somerville and the Charles Hotel. If you know you want something particular, please email us and ask us to put it aside. As normal, we make limited quantities of each thing

Cookies: $2 each or 4 for $7, 6 for $10 or 12 for $18  

  • Pignoli (pine nuts and marzipan) (Italy)
  • Norwegian Lemon cookies (contain almonds)
  • Zimtsterne (contains almonds & kirsch) Germany and Switerland
  • milanos with truffle cream filling (Leesteffy-land)
  • French macaron (French tea infused dark chocolate), raspberry-fig,white chocolate vanilla bean and cherry,  savory goat cheese with cranberry apple fig conserves, snowmen with milk chocolate
  • almond apricot ginger biscotti (Italy)
  • gingerbread (Yankee)
  • chocolate coconut macaroons (doesn’t everyone love these?)
 Cupcakes: $3 each
  • Chia tea with candied ginger cream cheese frosting
  • Dark chocolate with french tea infused chocolate Italian buttercream
  • Brownie cupcakes with salted caramel
Other:
  • cherry- dark chocolate- pecan bread pudding $4 slice, $25 8 x8 pan
  • pumpkin bread pudding (slices only $4)
  • Apple crisp and berry crisp  8 x 8 pans $25
  • Lemon blueberry bread (by the slice $2.5 or to order whole $18)
  • Orange-cranberry bread (by the slice $2.5 or to order whole $18)
  • Banana nut bread (by the slice $2.50 or to order whole $18)
Cakes:

  • Chia tea with  candied ginger cream cheese frosting $24
  • Dark chocolate with with chocolate truffle center and chocolate infused Italian buttercream $24
  • Flour-less chocolate with Amaretto (whole $24  and by slice $4)
  • flour-less chocolate cake (no sugar added)
  • French apple cake ( by slice $4, 5″ $14, 7″ $23, 9″ $30)
  • Pumpkin pound cake (by slice $2.50, extra small $5, medium $18, lg $25
  • Lemon-poppyseed cake (by the slice $2.5, extra small $5, medium $18)
  • Amaretto-Almond pound cake (by slice $2.50, extra small $5, medium $18, lg $25 by order only)

Bread:                                                     

  • plain brioche ($3.50-$5.50)
  • chocolate brioche ($3.50)
  • honeycomb brioche with pine nuts and almonds $3.5)
  • sweet cheese brioche with raspberry, cherry, or Confiture de lait de brebis (made with sheeps milk in assorted flavors) ($3.5)
  • English muffins ($4 pack)
  • cheddar loaf  ($4)
  • French bread (plain and with olives) ($4-$7)

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What’s Baking (week of Dec 10, 2012

Cookies:

  • Quadruple chocolate brownies
  • French macaron (tea de Noel a Paris-  infused chocolate, raspberry-fig, savory goat cheese)
  • lemon violet milanos
  • almond apricot ginger biscotti
 Cupcakes:
  • pumpkin chiffon cupcakes with candied ginger cream cheese frosting
  • Dark chocolate with chocolate center and peppermint creme
  • Brownie cupcakes with salted caramel
Other:
  • pumpkin peacan bread pudding
  • Lemon blueberry bread (by the slice)
  • Orange-cranberry bread (by the slice)
Cakes:

  • Pumpkin chiffon  with candied ginger cream cheese frosting
  • Dark chocolate with with chocolate center and peppermint creme
  • Flour-less chocolate with Amaretto (whole and by slice)
  • French apple cake (whole and by slice)
  • Pumpkin pound cake (whole and by slice
  • Lemon-poppyseed cake (by the slice)

Bread:                                                     

  • plain brioche
  • chocolate brioche
  • honeycomb brioche with pine nuts and almonds
  • sweet cheese brioche with raspberry, cherry, or Confiture de lait de brebis (made with sheeps milk in assorted flavors)
  • English muffins
  • cheddar loaf (rolls and loaves)
  • Sourdough boules and baguettes
  • French bread

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What do you have a hankering for?

We are putting together our menu for the December 15th market. If you have been craving something in particular, let us know! See you soon! I’ll be coming back from France with heavy bags full of foodie stuff!

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New Market Schedule!

Harvard Sq market is over. We are taking a hiatus until December 15th when we will start at the Somerville indoor winter market.

In the meantime, Leesteffy is in France. Just uncorked a bottle of vanilla i began brewing a year ago. What a fabulous smell! The best vanilla ever. I also brewed a white rum vanilla as well. Both are now ready to use. I’ll be bringing back lots of yummy ingredients  from France. Stay tuned!

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What’s Baking for Thanksgiving (Pick up Weds)

French apple cake 7″ or 9″

Pumpkin pound cake (baked in a decorative bundt shape) 10″ (great alternative to pumpkin pie)

Viennese lemon poppy seed cake (baked in a decorative bundt shape) 7″ or 10″

Sweet potato pie with carmalized pecans 9″

Orange cranberry loaf

French macaroons (assorted flavors)

Pot pies (veg,  veg & chicken, veg & cheese, veg dairy free) Family size and personal size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Baking (week of Nov 12, 2012)

Cookies:

  • Chocolate brownie cookies (plain and with macadamia)
  • French macaron (lavender-infused chocolate, raspberry-fig, savory goat cheese)
  • mint milanos
 Cupcakes:
  • Champagne chiffon cupcakes with red grapefruit creme
  • Dark chocolate with peanut butter filling and double dipped chocolate ganache
  • Chai-vanilla cake with honey-ginger cream cheese frosting
  • Brownie cupcakes with salted caramel
Other:
  • Mixed berry crumb tartlets
  • pumpkin peacan bread pudding
  • Vegetable or chicken pot pies (parbaked and frozen for you to bake fresh!)
  • blueberry chèvre, chive and walnut muffins
  • Orange-cranberry bread (by the slice)
Cakes:

  • Champagne chiffon  with red grapefruit creme
  • Dark chocolate with peanut butter filling, double dipped in chocolate ganache
  • Flour-less chocolate with fresh mint and basil
  • French apple cake
  • Chai-vanilla cake with honey-ginger cream cheese frosting
  • Pumpkin pound cake (by the slice and also in mini cakes)
  • Lemon-poppyseed cake (by the slice)

Bread:                                                     

  • plain brioche
  • chocolate brioche
  • honeycomb brioche with pine nuts and almonds
  • sweet cheese brioche with raspberry, cherry, or blueberry homemade conserves
  • English muffins
  • cheddar loaf (rolls and loaves)
  • Sourdough boules and baguettes
  • French bread

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Come see us at the Somerville Winter Market! Dec 1st

The Harvard Sq Charles Hotel market ends next week. Then we will start the Somerville winter market Dec 1. Come by and see Caroleen as she will be manning the table this first week, while Leesteffy is in France! Market is at the Armory, 191 Highland  Ave, sat 9:30-2:30. See you there!

 

 

 

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What’s Baking (week of Nov 7, 2012) See Holiday Pie/cake pre-orders at bottom! Weds pick up!

We are now at Harvard Sq (Charles Hotel) Friday AND Sundays from now until Thanksgiving!

Cookies:

  • Chocolate brownie cookies
  • French macaron (lavender-infused chocolate, raspberry-fig, savory goat cheese and arugula)
  • Apricot-ginger-almond biscotti
 Cupcakes:
  • Dark chocolate with homemade Nutella creme in center and Nutella-swirl creme on top
  • Chai-vanilla cake with honey-ginger cream cheese frosting
  • Flourless mint-chocolate cake
Other:
  • Mixed berry crumb tartlets
  • Apple spice bread pudding
  • Vegetable or chicken pot pies (parbaked and frozen for you to bake fresh!)
  • blueberry chèvre, chive and walnut muffins
  • Orange-cranberry bread (by the slice)
Cakes:

  • Dark chocolate with homemade Nutella creme
  • Flour-less chocolate
  • French apple cake
  • Chai-vanilla cake with honey-ginger cream cheese frosting
  • Pumpkin pound cake (by the slice and also in mini cakes)
  • Lemon-poppyseed cake (by the slice)

Bread:                                                     

  • plain brioche
  • chocolate brioche
  • honeycomb brioche with pine nuts and almonds
  • sweet cheese brioche with raspberry, cherry, or blueberry homemade conserves
  • English muffins
  • cheddar loaf (rolls and loaves)
  • Sourdough boules and baguettes
  • French bread

We will be taking special orders for Thanksgiving cakes and pies. Please contact us if you would like to order any of the following items.

Pies Available:
French Apple Cake with local apples from Kimball Farm
Pumpkin Pound Cake with local pumpkin from Busa Farm
Sweet Potato Pie with local sweet potatoes from Busa Farm
Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie with 70% dark organic chocolate

Information and Policies:
Pick up will be at the Unitarian Church in Harvard Sq located at 3 Church St.
Pick up time is Wednesday 11/21 from 11AM-1PM.
Each pie/cake is $25 and requires a nonrefundable $5 deposit.

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What’s Baking (week of October 30, 2012)

We are now at Harvard Sq (Charles Hotel) Friday AND Sundays from now until Thanksgiving!

Cookies::

  • Chocolate brownie cookies (my new favorite!)
  • French macaron ( apricot cheesecake, coconut chocolate, earl gray)
  • Apricot biscotti
 Cupcakes:
  • Ultra vanilla (vanilla  ganache in center, vanilla-bean creme on top)
  • Tropical carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (has nuts in cake)
  • Dark chocolate with chocolate creme in center and basil creme on top
  • Brownie cupcake with homemade mint center.
Other:
  • apple spice bread pudding
  • blueberry chèvre, chive and walnut muffins
  • Vegetable pot pies (parbaked and frozen for you to bake fresh!
Cakes:

  • Ultra vanilla
  • Tropical carrot cake
  • Flour-less chocolate
  • French apple cake
  • Dark chocolate with basil creme
  • Pumpkin pound cake (by the slice!)
  • New York style apricot cheesecake (if we have time!)

Bread:                                                     

  • plain brioche
  • chocolate brioche
  • honeycomb brioche with pine nuts and almonds
  • sweet cheese brioche with raspberry, cherry, or blueberry homemade conserves
  • English muffins
  • cheddar loaf (rolls and loaves)
  • Sourdough boules and baguettes
  • French bread

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What’s Baking (Week of Oct 22, 2012)

We are now at Harvard Sq (Charles Hotel) Friday AND Sundays from now until Thanksgiving!

Cookies::

  • Chocolate brownie cookies (my new favorite!)
  • French macaron ( caramel apple, cherry vanilla, ultra vanilla, Cappuccino)
 Cupcakes:
  • Brown butter sage pumpkin with mascarpone and honey frosting
  • Apple cake with pain d’epices creme and caramelized apples
  • Dark chocolate with peanut butter center, and bittersweet chocolate ganache
  • Brownie cupcake with caramel
Other:
  • chocolate pumpkin coconut bread pudding
  • blueberry chèvre, chive and walnut muffins
  • Vegetable pot pies (parbaked and frozen for you to bake fresh!
Cakes:

  • Apple cake w pain d’epices creme and caramel apples
  • Brown butter sage pumpkin Cake
  • Flour-less chocolate
  • French apple cake
  • Dark chocolate with peanut butter creme and bittersweet chocolate glaze
  • European style lemon poppy cake (by the slice!)

Bread:                                                     

  • plain brioche
  • chocolate brioche
  • honeycomb brioche with pine nuts and almonds
  • sweet cheese brioche with raspberry, cherry, or blueberry homemade conserves
  • English muffins
  • cheddar loaf (rolls and loaves)
  • Sourdough boules and baguettes
  • French bread

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