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Be first and get 1/2 doz assorted cookies!

I’m trying to get people to sign up to get my newsletter rather than on FB which charges me to show my posts. So i will be offering little deals only via newsletter.

This week, be the first to order and get 1/2 dozen assorted cookies. Be the 10th to order and get two free cupcakes.

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Orders due tomorrow and Bread storage tips!

GF sourdough baguettes

GF sourdough baguettes

Don’t forget orders are due by tomorrow!

I’ve been making these crusty loaves of sourdough and i researched how to keep them fresh AND crusty. As it turns out, the best way to keep bread fresh is in a bread box. I’m kicking myself,  because i’ve always used a bread box until i moved into a small apt and had no room. So i started putting my bread in the fridge. Which apparently, is the fastest way to stale bread. Short of a bread box (or freezing), you should leave crusty breads in a paper sack on your counter or in a drawer, and soft breads (like Challah) in a plastic bag in the same place.

One caveat of this is that GF flours mold FASTER than wheat, so you can’t leave it out in a warm, moist kitchen because it will mold faster than other breads (which it will do anyway, but will be even faster in a warm, moist environment.)  So find a cool, dry place to store your breads (like a bread box). My old one i got at Target for under $30. It had a metal roll top and wood bottom. My friend i gave it to says it works FAB. Actually i know that because whenever i visit her i use that bread box and my bread does last longer. But i thought it was because she lived in a hot dry place, and her kitchen is on the colder side.  But it is also, actually the box — that’s why they invented bread boxes, I guess.

Anyway, the moral of this story is the fridge is the fastest place to stale bread.  Who knew?  And don’t forget to get your orders in!

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Looking for a soft sandwich bread?

grilled cheese on GF Challah

grilled cheese on GF Challah

 

Grilled cheese on GF challah! From a customer who said: Grilled cheese. Crispy brown and melty. Magnificent and delicious!

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Job posting at Cornucopia Institute (virtual job)

Looking for an “early career job” in a field you can feel proud of? Cornucopia Institute is looking for a Communications and Development Assistant to Champion Organic Farming. See job listing below. Note, Cornucopia is in Wisconsin but the listing says the position is  virtual. http://www.cornucopia.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Communications-Development-Assistant-job-description-final.pdf

I’m sending this out because i know a lot of peeps have peeps looking for jobs! This sounds like a fun one!

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Hungry?

Bagel with "everything"

Bagel with “everything”

Pizza (vegan sourdough crust!)

Pizza (vegan sourdough crust!)

Lemon Olive Oil cookies

Lemon Olive Oil cookies

Hungry? Get your order is by today, please!

cupcakes@violettegf.com

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Parbaked bread or frozen and shaped bread dough anyone?

Anyone interested in getting par baked bread (take from freezer, throw in oven to finish baking) or bread dough that’s been shaped and frozen, but still needs to rise? In the later case, you’d need to get the same pans as i use because the bread won’t hold its shape once it thaws and rises. Let me know. I’m not baking until late April, but have been thinking about putting this on my bucket list.  So let me know! And also, order of preference of types of bread i should experiment with first. Thanks!

Email me your thoughts at: cupcakes@violettegf.com

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Easter and Passover

Pick up is Tues, March 31 after 3 or Weds April 1 before 11. Everything on the menu will stay fresh until Easter or Passover.  Items that are safe for Passover have a ( P ). Orders Due Weds, the 26th by 5:00.

Chocolate cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream and Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream and Chocolate Glaze

Cakes:

  • Orange Almond $14/$23 (P)

    Orange Almond cakes

    Orange Almond cakes

  • Orange Almond with Chocolate Glaze $16/$26 (P)
  • Flourless Chocolate with Gran Marinier Chocolate Glaze $17/$26 (P)
  • Chocolate or Vanilla 3 layer cake with Salted Caramel and Chocolate Glaze $25/$36/$48/$60

 

 

Cookies:

  • French Macarons (Triple chocolate, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Rose-Orange Flower-Ginger)
    French Macarons

    French Macarons

    (Passover friendly) $2.25 (P)

  • Cake pops or Truffles (DF) $3
  • Zimsterns $2 (P)
  • Cookies from What’s Baking List (Lemon, Chocolate Chip. Oatmeal chocolate chip, Triple Chocolate) (DF)$2

 

Also Available:

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Apple-Cran Spice tea bread

  • Tea breads (Apple Spice or Blueberry Lemon) (DF) $11

 

 

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Reminder, Easter and Passover orders due Weds!

Pick up is Tues, March 31 after 3 or Weds April 1 before 11. Everything on the menu will stay fresh until Easter or Passover.  Items that are safe for Passover have a ( P ). Orders Due Weds, the 26th by 5:00.

Chocolate cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Chocolate cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Cakes:

  • Orange Almond $14/$23 (P)
  • Orange Almond with Chocolate Glaze $16/$26 (P)
  • Flourless Chocolate with Gran Marinier Chocolate Glaze $17/$26 (P)
  • Chocolate or Vanilla 3 layer cake with Salted Caramel and Chocolate Glaze $25/$36/$48/$60

    Orange Almond cakes

    Orange Almond cakes

 

 

 

French Macarons

French Macarons

Cookies:

  • French Macarons (Triple chocolate, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Rose-Orange Flower-Ginger) (Passover friendly) $2.25 (P)
  • Cake pops or Truffles (DF) $3
  • Zimsterns $2 (P)
  • Cookies from What’s Baking List (Lemon, Chocolate Chip. Oatmeal chocolate chip, Triple Chocolate) (DF)$2

 

Bread: 

Apple Spice

Apple Spice

  • Tea breads (Apple Spice or Blueberry Lemon) (DF) $11

 

 

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