Monday, September 12, 2011


My sister Kathy and I took a baking class this week. It was actually a baking demonstration held at Flour Bakery in Boston.....

....and it was fabulous.

The sold-out class was conducted by Sarah and Rona (Rona, I'm so sorry...I hope I am spelling your name correctly). Sarah is a Pastry Chef at Flour Bakery and although Rona acted as her assistant for the class, Rona's daily duties at Flour include training the bakers. Can you imagine?? She actually gets to train the bakers!  These girls were so much fun to watch! It was abundantly clear that they are totally and completely passionate about what they do.

By the way....the pics were taken with my IPhone, so if the quality is a little "rough".....I know you'll get over it.

The class was held inside the main room of the bakery after it had closed for the day. Our original date was supposed to be at the end of August, but Hurricane Irene rearranged that for us.

The last recipe I made from the new Flour cookbook were unbelievably decadent brownies.  A couple of years ago, I tried to re-create their double chocolate cookies. Both times, I thought I died and went to heaven. For this class, five delicious, mouth-watering recipes from the Flour cookbook were demonstrated.

Chocolate Chip Cookies, Raspberry Crumb Bars, Brown Butter Rice Treats, Ginger Molasses Cookies and Homemade Oreos.  Sigh. Samples were freely passed around and for those that wanted to take their treats home, little white bakery boxes were provided. My samples made it to the car but after that I can't recall what exactly happened, Your Honor.

So now, I know their little secrets.

And I'm not telling anyone.

..and neither is my sister Kathy.

Of course, bribery might work....but only if there's chocolate involved.

Or maybe a sticky bun or two.....

...but we can't wait that long.

After class was over, Rona proudly showed us around the bakery kitchen. This girl loves what she does.

You can just tell.

If only I had a pick-up truck and a gaggle of strong men....this baby may have found it's way home with me. So what if I have to build a new room onto my kitchen......can you imagine how many cakepops I could crank out with this 80 quart bowl?


                               All in all, I'm pretty excited to taste try these new recipes.

.......are you?


Lisa said...


I'm just wondering if Carolina Picnic cake counts for bribing??? I bet we could "rustle you up some" if you decided to come down and show us your new tricks! Yum!!!!!!!!

How about PLEASE!!!! Oh! come on!!!! thinking of the baking fun we could have!!!


Karly said...

I am SO JEALOUS. I got the Flour cookbook for Christmas last year and have slowly been working my way through it. So far everything has been amazing.

Seriously. SO JEALOUS.

Anonymous said...

Very cool. I think a bake off in the south sounds good!! Marg

EDNurseasauras said...

Sounds like a tasty time!!

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

How fun! Very jealous!

Aunt GRace said...

I just hope you know that I will be in town from the 21st to the 24th of October I plan on seeing you Kathy, Brenna, Cody, Cam and John and GRACIE so what ever secrets you think you will be hiding, will be discovered. (I have my ways!)
FI will be the tasting judge and will forward my results to the south. BE PREPARED I'MCOMING TO TOWN!