November Ends, December Begins, and the Holidays REALLY Get Going

patchworkOn Sunday, we participated in Patchwork Show at Jack London Square. Thank you to everyone who came out! We had a blast selling our wares and checking out all the awesome vendors. There was so much to choose from: vintage clothing, records, bags, bath and beauty products, jewelry, and tons more! It was also the last chance for Pumpkin Marshmallow Cupcakes and Spiced Apple Hand Pies. They’re making way for a new cupcake and hand pie special in December.

peppermintbarkWe also launched a new treat: Peppermint Bark! Dark chocolate, candy canes, and puffed rice make this a fun and tasty treat for the holiday season. Think of it for gift baskets, stocking stuffing, or host(ess) gifts. Or just order some for  yourself. 😉

stoutWe’re also updating our Molasses Beer Bread! The bread will now be made with organic chocolate stout from Bison Brewery. It gives the bread a richer color and more complex flavor without over-powering your tastebuds.

Lastly, we have several events coming up in December! You’ll find us at DISPLAY-Emeryville’s December launch and holiday fair, December 5th and December 19th respectively. We’ll also be at New Taste Marketplace in San Francisco on Saturday, December 7th. And, the Sunday before Christmas (December 22nd), we’ll be at our  pop up location on E. 17th and 3rd Avenue in Oakland. So much to look forward to! Happy Holidays!

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October Madness!

pumpkin cupcakesAs promised, above is a photo of our October Cupcake Special: Pumpkin Spice Mini Cupcakes! Made with fresh roasted pumpkin and rolled in cinnamon and sugar, these vegan delights can be made gluten-free! $15/dozen ($18/dozen gluten-free) and only available until October 31st (Halloween!). We premiered them at our pop up this past Sunday, and you’ll be able to find them on October 20th at E. 17th and 3rd, and then again (for the final October pop up) at Lakeshore and Wayne on October 26th. Check out our events page for more info!

We will also begin selling our Pumpkin Seed Brittle this month, and we will continue to sell it through December. We have several recipes in the experimental phase, including an exciting gluten-free bread recipe! We’ll keep you posted. 😉

 

One-Stop Shop, Pop Ups

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Today, we had our last event where we offered the Peach-Apricot mini pie and the Almond-Blackberry cupcake. Now, if you want either of those items, you will have to place your order within the next three days for pick up/delivery by August 31st. But fear not! A new seasonal pie and cupcake special will be available as of September 1st! We still have our delicious Molasses Beer Bread (pictured below), sunflower seed brittle, and chocolate almond bark.

molasses beerIf you’re looking for the Mollie Rose Baking Company on the web, you can find all of our links and information at http://cottagefoods.org/cfo/mollie-rose-baking-company/. This is a great site which can connect you to all sorts of cottage food operations. Of course, why would you need to go anywhere else but MRBC? 🙂 AND Ms. Mollie Rose was interviewed in an article by the East Bay Express about starting a homemade food business (MRBC itself). Check it out here: So You Want to Start a Food Business

candyComing soon, we will have our Figgy Thyme and Harvest Pear jams! These are wonderful seasonal jams to spread on toast, scones, muffins, or eat straight from the jar. Our bread baker will also start offering his country sourdough loaf (pictured below). Delicious, chewy bread you can really sink your teeth into! We’ll let you know when you can begin ordering loaves.

country loaf

Stay tuned for more deliciousness!

Sunday Pop-Up

brittleTomorrow, we’re having our second pop-up bakery at 1218 E. 21st Street in Oakland from 11am until 2pm. There will be no bread loaves, unfortunately, because our bread maker is ill, but there will be tasty sunflower seed brittle made with organic Earth Balance margarine, organic roasted sunflower seeds, organic sugar, and organic raw agave nectar! We’re bringing this candy back after a few weeks of no brittle. It’s caramelly sweet, crunchy, and spiced with cinnamon and cardamom!

dark chocolateWe’ll also have a trio of cupcakes! These dark chocolate cupcakes with fudgy frosting will be one of the cupcakes offered tomorrow. Not too sweet, with tons of chocolatey goodness. These are a chocolate lover’s dream.

599020_503345183035995_482600430_nAs part of our trio, we will have these beautiful, elegant cupcakes: Earl Grey with lavender! Delicately scented cake dusted with powdered sugar. These sold out fast at the Bay Area Homemade Market!

gf carrot cakeWe’ll have our June Cupcake Special: Carrot Cake with “cream cheese” frosting! Once again, we’ll have the gluten-free version tomorrow. Freshly grated carrot and yummy ginger, topped with chopped pecans!

peachapricotIt’s almost summer! Celebrate with Peach-Apricot mini pies! These are slightly sweet with a whole lot of stone fruit flavor. Mini pies can feed two, or one if you don’t want to share.

lavender shortbreadA pop-up favorite, these Lavender Shortbread cookies are buttery, crispy, and just a bit floral. The lavender is brightened with lemon zest, and the cookies are not too sweet. Take some home to eat with tea or ice cream!

sconesThese currant scones are gluten-free and free from soy products! They are the perfect breakfast treat to have topped with marmalade or jam. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.

peach lavenderFinally, there will be Peach Lavender Jam! A new batch made fresh last week will be for sale tomorrow. It’s like summer in a jar! Dried lavender buds, sweet peaches, and lemon zest make this jam perfect on scones, pancakes, or muffins. Get your jar before peaches go out of season!