2nd Resolution: More Whole Grain Flours/Banana Choc Chip Cake

January 14, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

My second New Year’s Resolution is almost as simple as my first: incorporate more whole grain flours into my baking repertoire.  For years, I have used Kim Boyce’s Good to the Grain as my whole grain baking guidepost. I fell hopelessly in love with Kim’s recipe for spelt olive oil cake as well as her […]


The Great Baked (9th) Birthday. Happy Bday to Us.

January 10, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

Holy dang. Baked is going to be 9 years old tomorrow!!!! NINE!!!! And to think we (myself/Renato) have only aged about 27+ years in that same time span. Without getting too misty and teary-eyed, we’d just like to give a big shout out to our staff over the years. Baked wouldn’t be Baked without them. […]


New Year’s Resolution: Bake Better Bread at Home

January 7, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I only have two resolutions for 2014. Both are relatively simple (you will not see me juice cleansing anytime soon)…and both are kind of fun. Especially in the dead of winter. Resolution Number One: Make Better Homemade Bread and Make It More Often. I am a bread addict. Every day, I thank my lucky stars […]


12 Days of Cookies – Day Twelve

December 24, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

We are closing out our 12 Days of Cookies celebration with a classic from Molly. Say hello to the old school Peanut Butter cookie (with a nice shout out to mom and dad). Per Molly: “I wanted to do something with peanut butter, an ingredient that was somewhat overlooked so far, to round out the 12th […]


12 Days of Cookies – Day Eleven

December 23, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

Do you have a case of The Mondays? Feeling stressed about the upcoming holiday? Bothered by the gray and wet NYC morning? Have no fear, Molly has a cure. She went and made two (not one, but TWO) amazing cookies for the eleventh day of our 12 Days of Cookies – and they are both […]


12 Days of Cookies – Day Ten

December 22, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

The ante has been upped. Things are getting serious. Wendi went and remade the classic snickerdoodle for Day Ten of our 12 Days of Cookies. Behold, the Chocolate Snickerdoodle. For Wendi, Christmas is all about the sparkle and shimmer. And chocolate. Lot’s of chocolate. And, let’s be honest, it doesn’t get more sparkly or shimmery […]


12 Days of Cookies – Day Nine

December 21, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

It’s Day Nine of our 12 Days of Cookies and Wendi made one my favorite Christmas Cookie, the Cocoa Crinkle. For Wendi, the Cocoa Crinkle is the embodiment of the Christmas season. Wendi’s Cocoa Crinkles are the perfect Christmas cookie – rich and warm and chocolate-y and indulgent. They practically beg to be served with […]


12 Days of Cookies – Day Eight

December 20, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

It’s all about molasses for Day Eight! Katie’s cookie for the eighth day of our 12 Days of Cookies is a simple yet delicious molasses cookie. It’s a multi-generation recipe – passed down from her mother’s side of the family. Its also a holiday staple. Her aunt – an avid holiday cookie box sender – […]


12 Days of Cookies – Day Seven

December 19, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

And, on Day Seven of our 12 Days of Cookies, we are back to fudge! Glorious, Penuche Walnut Fudge courtesy of Veronika. Per Veronika: “I decided to make penuche walnut fudge. This buttery brown sugar fudge has been one of my family favorites for years. My Auntie Nina would make it for Christmas and it […]


12 Days of Cookies – Day Six

December 18, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

And on Day Six of our 12 Days of Cookies, Melody made Palmiers! Palmiers are perfect. They are a holiday cookie that is both visually appealing and full of crunchy cinnamon goodness. Melody fell in love them while in culinary school and she is happy to report that have since become a family favorite (her […]

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