Thanksgiving by the numbers

This time last week we were deep in the heart of Thanksgiving baking madness.  I remember looking up from my pie baking frenzy around 9 a.m to see the long line of patient customers, the swirl of bakers, and the steady movement of the front of the house people and thinking I need to stop for one minute, take a breath and just be thankful for it.  I snapped this iphone image in that minute, the only one for the day unfortunately, but all the same I’m glad I have it to give me a small reminder that we did really bake a lot of stuff.  Many people ask about the volume we do on a day like that so I thought I’d break it down.  In some ways I look at these numbers and think  – ‘hey that’s not that much’ – but then I think of our commitment to do everything in small batches from scratch, our limited space and tight quarters and I realize it’s quite something!  So here goes!

150 pies, 24 Harvest cakes, 100 caramel apple cupcakes, 20 Pumpkin bombes (plus some little ones), 48 creme brulee, 48 ring dings, 24 ganache cakes, 25 pumpkin cakes, 20 or so loaves chocolate cinnamon crunch bread, 10 coconut cakes, 12 cranberry orange cheesecakes, muffins, scones, and 48 cinnamon rolls, brownies, blondies, a whole selection of cookies, 48 lemon ricotta cakes and I’m sure a few things I can’t remember.

plus

1400 bagels, 750 rolls, 200 plus loaves of assorted bread, 40 baguettes, and bags and bags of stuffing mix

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lots and lots of soups, sandwiches, and salads by the kitchen crew

What a day and what a great effort by our fabulous staff.

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Issue No. 4: Cookies

Issue No. 4: Cookies

$10 + shipping
8 x 10 inches, full color throughout
28 pages + cover
Release Date: November 16, 2012

Our fourth issue, all about cookies, includes a whopping 23 recipes (the most of any Baker’s Notes issue). We are excited to share all of our favorite cookie recipes with you from chocolate chip to shortbread and macaroon to peanut butter. Bakery favorites, sweet memories and big cookies are all within these pages. Who doesn’t love a cookie, right?


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Saturday morning on the square


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Behind The Counter: Episode Three

LAMINATING DOUGH

“Temperature of the butter and temperature of the dough are key factors here. The other one is time.” —Allison Reid

We are so pleased to bring you Episode Three in our Behind The Counter series: Laminating Dough. Sit in with Allsion as she walks through the process of making our yummy cinnamon rolls! With a little patience and just the right amount of elbow grease, you’ll be ready to make your own right at home.

Look for Episode Four in the Autumn of 2012.

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Issue No. 3: Rise & Shine

Baker's Notes

Issue No. 3: Rise & Shine

$10 + shipping
8 x 10 inches, full color throughout
36 pages + cover
Release Date: May 5, 2012

Our third issue, all about rise & shine, includes stories about english muffins, bagel sandwiches, coffee, Lulu (the wild yeast culture) and much more. Recipes include a six minute egg, coffee cake, ginger milk tea, muesli, pancakes, strata, gingerbread, cinnamon rolls and muffins.

Baker's Notes

Baker's Notes

Baker's Notes

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