Keep Calm and Bake On!

1st grade breadIt’s been quite a month for the Mollie Rose Baking Company! Above is a picture of two loaves of bread Ms. Mollie Rose made with a first grade class in Oakland in the middle of January. The students are learning about breads all over the world, and they’re learning all about the science of bread too! After the class kneaded the bread, Ms. Mollie Rose took it home, let it rise again, and baked it. Everyone in the class enjoyed eating the bread with some Red Pear and Lavender Jam. You may not know this, but Mollie teaches elementary school part-time in addition to owning and operating the Mollie Rose Baking Company. She has the opportunity to pursue both her passions! And just this week, Foie Gras and Funnel Cakes interviewed Mollie Rose about the bakery! Check out the interview here: Food Artisan Interviews: 10 Questions for Mollie Rose Dutton-Starbuck, Mollie Rose Baking Company

trioFor the New Year, MRBC has been selling healthier items such as granola and flavored almonds. Now you can order Savory Roasted Almonds, Cinnamon Glazed Almonds, and Almond-Sesame Granola: $4 for each 4oz bag, or $11 for three bags (mix and match). You can order them anytime, or find them at our events!

almond muffineWe’re always experimenting in our kitchen, and one recent invention has become a favorite breakfast item for us: Almond Paste Muffins. A traditional Dutch recipe with a vegan twist! The muffin dough is enhanced with organic applesauce and organic ground cinnamon, and homemade almond paste is sandwiched in the middle. These are amazing warm with some jam, or just as a snack with a little extra protein. You’ll be able to order these new muffins beginning in February.

image (1)Next Saturday night, you can find us at the Grease Diner Art Galleria Bodega from 7pm until 11pm! This will be the first time you can get the February Cupcake Special (I’ll just tell you it’s Red Velvet!) and we’ll have other treats for sale, too. Come out for fun, art, and food!

kumquatsLast but not least, I’ll leave you with this picture as a hint for the new marmalade that will be offered starting next month. Mmmmmmmm…

 

 

 

Pop Ups, Holidays, and Events!

almondsYesterday, we had a wonderful pop up near Lake Merritt in Oakland. Thank you to everyone who came out on that beautiful yet cold Sunday! If you didn’t make it, don’t worry; we have some awesome events coming up for you and your friends. 🙂

apple pieThis coming Sunday, November 24th, we will be at Patchwork Show’s FREE Oakland craft fest at Jack London Square! We’ll be upstairs next to Brown Dog Mustard. This will be your last chance to pick up Spiced Apple Hand Pies and Pumpkin Marshmallow Cupcakes! We’ll also have Cinnamon Glazed Almonds, Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Harvest Pear Jam, Sourdough Baguettes, Molasses Beer Bread, Olive Bread, and new treats: Rosemary-Meyer Lemon Marmalade and Peppermint Bark. Find out more about the event here: oakland events – patchwork show

marshmallow ccComing in December, we’ll have a new cupcake special, AND a new seasonal hand pie! There are also several awesome events in December where you’ll be able to find us and our delicious goods. Keep an eye out for more information! And stop by our table at the Patchwork Show. 😉

October’s End, November Just Beginning

pie cupcakesThis past Saturday, we said goodbye to the Pumpkin Spice Mini Cupcake, our October Cupcake Special, and Hello! to our newest treat: Cinnamon Glazed Almonds. Though we are sad to see the mini cupcakes leave, we are excited for our upcoming November Cupcake Special: Pumpkin Marshmallow! These pumpkin cupcakes are frosted with cinnamon “buttercream” and topped with vegan marshmallows. $36/dozen, $39/dozen for gluten-free. These are perfect for every party and event you have planned this month! Who doesn’t love a well-spiced pumpkin treat, especially when it’s accompanied by marshmallows?

photo (9)This Sunday, you’ll find us at the Bedford Gallery’s 6th Annual Craft Fest at 1601 Civic Drive in Walnut Creek. Admission is FREE, and the event runs from 11am until 5pm. Check it out on their site: Bedford Gallery In addition to artisan food vendors, there will be arts and crafts tables filled with handmade gifts perfect for the loved ones in your life. Come by, pick up some glazed almonds, chocolate, breads, cupcakes, brittle, jams, and holiday gifts!

glazed almondsIf you can’t make it to the Bedford Gallery this Sunday, there will be two more opportunities to visit the Mollie Rose Baking Company. You’ll find us at our E. 17th pop up on November 17 and at the Patchwork Show in Jack London Square on November 24. Just remember: this is the last month to pick up (or order) our Spiced Apple Hand Pies! Don’t miss out!

 

 

Pumpkins, Apples, Almonds, and Events!

pop up2Yesterday, we had our pop up on E. 17th at 3rd Avenue and met lots of new people and saw plenty of familiar faces! Thank you to all the folks who showed up! It was a beautiful Fall day in Oakland, and we’re looking forward to all the events coming up next month.

pumpkin brittleAt the event yesterday, we premiered our Fall/Winter candy special: Pumpkin Seed Brittle! It’s made with organic sugar, organic roasted pumpkin seeds, organic raw agave nectar, organic nonhydrogenated margarine, vanilla extract, spices, baking soda, and salt! No dairy, no gluten, no corn; just plain ol’ delicious sweetness! We almost sold out of this new candy, so it looks like a new batch is in the near future. Order it on our site or our webstand!

chocolate2We also had our Dark Chocolate Almond Bark (with cacao nibs and maple sugar!) for sale. This is a rich chocolate enveloping roasted almonds and nibs, sprinkled with maple sugar. Get it while you can; as the holidays approach, we’ll be phasing this chocolate out and bringing in a new treat!

breadsNo pop up would be complete without some of our amazing bread! Yesterday, we completely sold out of these delicious loaves! The olive bread was made with thyme instead of rosemary for a new aromatic sensation. Our molasses bread is always baked with Sierra Nevada beer, which gives it that wonderful texture. Order your loaves today!

Our next pop up is this Saturday, October 26th at Lake Merritt from 11am until 2pm. You can find us between Brooklyn and Wayne on Lakeshore Avenue. Stop by for Spiced Apple Hand Pies, Pumpkin Spice Mini Cupcakes, Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Dark Chocolate Almond Bark, Figgy Thyme Jam, Harvest Pear Jam, fresh loaves of bread, and a new treat: Cinnamon Roasted Almonds!