July 4th = Limited Edition Pies + Liza

June 24, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

It’s a good year to celebrate July 4th in Brooklyn! First, the famous fireworks (via Macy’s) are returning to the East River (it’s about time). And secondly (perhaps more importantly), Baked is making pie. Lot’s of Limited-Edition-Only-For-July-4th-Pie. Here is the Skinny: We are making two different limited edition pies… 1. Peach/Strawberry: This is a lattice-topped […]


Gluten-Free Adventure Bread (sort of like a giant granola bar)

June 18, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I am a toast person. Almost borderline “toast obsessive”. In fact, I pretty much start each and every morning with toast – slathered in homemade almond butter or Nutella or both. And, quite honestly, I’ll toast anything: classic sourdough, muti-grain, a baguette split lengthwise, a hunk of aging miche, even (on the rare occasion) cornbread. Give […]


Pool/Beach Reads – Summer 2014

June 10, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I am not reading nearly as much as I should be.  With construction on the new store and the race to put the new cookbook to bed, I am not quite myself these days. All is well, but I am weary and bone tired. The kind of tired where I rarely remember what day it […]

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Baked Occasions is Coming

May 28, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

It is with great pleasure that we (Renato/me) finally (FINALLY!!!) get to announce our newest cookbook, Baked Occasions: Desserts for Leisure Activities, Holidays and Informal Celebrations. And c’mon – don’t you love the glorious cover! The book arrives on October 7th, but you can preorder this baby now if you like. We promise you will LOVE it! Pre-Order […]


Better Than Bisquick – Homemade Whole-Grain Pancake Mix

May 14, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

At the moment, I am on a bit of an “alternative flours” kick. I have a renewed evangelical zeal for for spelt and buckwheat and whole wheat (of course) and even the nutty kamut (I really love me some kamut). It feels so hippie, but it feels so good. And, most importantly, I can’t wait to […]


Yup, Chocolate Milk and Cookies Ice Cream

May 6, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I am aware that perhaps I celebrate too often – that I reward myself for minor (er…very minor) accomplishments. Case in point: more often than not (weather permitting) I will take a Citi Bike from my perch in Dumbo to Baked in Red Hook (well, as close as I can get to Red Hook with […]


The Agony and The Ecstasy : Building our new Bakery

April 22, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I have to be blunt. Thus far, opening our second bakery has proven to be no easier than opening our first one. People told us store number two would be a walk in the park. They lied. In retrospect, the first store was a lot less exhausting. We chalk that up to youth and blissful naiveté. We are now a full 10 […]


My New Favorite Madeleine: Buckwheat Brown Butter Madeleines

April 10, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

Historically, my relationship with the madeleine, has always been a bit unhealthy. A bit “love/hate”. We have had tremendous times together, and many, many “difficult periods”. We started off with a bang – my first attempt at making madeleines was fairy-tale like. The lemon scented cakes emerged from the oven with a stupendous, glorious hump, […]


It’s Malt Month at Baked

April 7, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

Thankfully, it’s Malt Month…all month long…at Baked. Our love of malt, malted milk powder, Whoppers and Maltesers knows no bounds. Come on down and check out our latest malt infused goodies (menu below). And, hey, now is a great time to order a Malted Milk Ball Cake (pic above) because we will give you 25% […]


Sweet Paul’s recipe for Baked Doughnuts with Chocolate Dip

March 31, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

There was a brief period in New York (long before the advent of social media) when Krispy Kreme doughnuts caused a stir in the city. Actually, it was more than a stir. It was a loud rumble. Suddenly, and without warning, a Krispy Kreme opened on an ugly stretch (near a very sketchy outlet of […]

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