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.
1400 bagels, 750 rolls, 200 plus loaves of assorted bread, 40 baguettes, and bags and bags of stuffing mix
lots and lots of soups, sandwiches, and salads by the kitchen crew
What a day and what a great effort by our fabulous staff.