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…

 

 

 

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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 Has Arrived! New Cupcake Time!

packaged candySeptember has left us, and now we are on the brink of the holiday season! Starting today, you can e-mail us with your order for Pumpkin Spice Mini Cupcakes, our October Cupcake Special! At $15/dozen (that’s a mere $1.25 each), you can have all that lovely seasonal pumpkin taste, accentuated with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Stay tuned for a picture of these mini delights! The picture above is from our pop up on Sunday, where we started selling our very last batch of Sunflower Seed Brittle of 2013. Don’t worry; soon you’ll be able to buy Pumpkin Seed Brittle for all your candy needs! But this Saturday will be your last chance for the Sunflower Seed Brittle, so order some or come out to our event!

BAHM SeptYou may have come by and seen us at last month’s BAHM; we were stationed just next to the Kitchener Oakland for a night of food, fun, and art (Creative Growth Art Center is just across the street). It was lovely meeting all the new people, eating all the delicious food, and hanging out under the harvest moon! We will unfortunately miss out on this month’s Bay Area Homemade Market, but keep an eye out for our other events.

photo (11)Meet our Harvest Pear Jam! Along with our Figgy Thyme Jam, it is one of our seasonal preserves offered this Fall. Bartlett pears are cooked with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg and then pureed into a mostly-smooth pie-like jam. Enjoy on French toast, waffles, scones, or atop ice cream for a “pie a la mode.” Order via cottagemeal.com/mollierosesbakingco or e-mail us at msmollierose@gmail.com

Check out our events page to find out where we’ll be selling all these tasty treats!

 

 

 

Changes for Autumn: New Products, New Events!

hand piesSeptember brings the Fall, and with that new fruits and flavors! We are pleased to announce our newest additions to the menu: Spiced Apple Hand Pies, Hazelnut-Fig Cupcakes, Figgy Thyme Jam, and Harvest Pear Jam. Each new item is made with seasonal fruit. Our hand pies are sweetened only with maple syrup and maple sugar, and the filling is delicately spiced with a 3-spice blend. Our September Cupcake Special, the Hazelnut-Fig, is a hazelnut cake base with half a black mission fig baked in. The cakes are topped with a dusting of powdered sugar. The Figgy Thyme jam is made with fresh, organic black mission figs, organic sugar, fresh lemon juice, and fresh organic thyme. It’s perfect for jam and peanut butter sandwiches, on top of ginger pancakes, spread between biscuit layers, and on crackers as a snack. Our Harvest Pear Jam is made with ripe pears and spiced with the flavors of the season. Enjoy this jam on pumpkin waffles, on top of vanilla ice cream or yogurt, or with your morning toast. These are limited items, so order them while you can!

fig cakeOur new seasonal treats can be found at our events throughout September, and most of them will be available through the end of November. This Sunday, we will have a pop up at Lake Merritt between Wayne and Brooklyn in Oakland, CA. This will be our first event selling these new items. The event will last from 11am until 2pm, so come by and grab a tasty treat to take home (or eat right there). We will also be at an event co-hosted by the Bay Area Homemade Market, Kitchener Oakland, and Creative Growth Arts Center. Come by and pick up goods from BAHM vendors as well as Kitchener chefs. We’ll have a great assortment of goodies to choose from. Check out our events page for more info!

fig jamRemember, you can always order from us by sending an e-mail (msmollierose@gmail.com), or by placing an order at Mollie Rose Baking Co. Enjoy!

 

One-Stop Shop, Pop Ups

cupcaketree

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!

MRBC News

Mexican hot chocolate

This weekend, we took a break from pop ups and markets to relax a little before this coming week. However, we did make the above Mexican Hot Chocolate 2-layer cake for a special birthday order! We can do custom order cakes, just e-mail us at msmollierose@gmail.com to discuss what you’d like. We also donated some cupcakes to the East Bay Vegan Bake Sale today, which benefited Bad Rap and Girl Army! They raised a total of $1,110 this afternoon for these wonderful organizations.

This coming week, our very own Ms. Mollie will be competing in the Rock Paper Scissors Collective’s annual Vegan Cupcake Bake-off! $5 gets you a raffle ticket and a sample of each competing cupcake. Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/423551107741637/ Try some awesome vegan cupcakes, and vote for Mollie!

Also this weekend is the monthly Bay Area Homemade Market in Berkeley! MRBC will be there with breads, jams, chocolates, candies, cupcakes, and maybe a few mini pies. Come by 3192 Adeline between 5p and 9p to get your delicious homemade goods.

And finally, we are are excited to announce that we have a new webstand! Find us at http://www.cottagemeal.com/mollierosesbakingco, where you can order our breads, jams, candies, chocolates, and specials for delivery/pick up. The whole site is for Cottage Food Operations only, so you’ll be supporting super local, small businesses. Sweet!

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!

Pop-Ups Galore! And New Webstand!

photo (1)It’s been quite a week! On Sunday, we had our first pop-up at 1218 E. 21st Street in Oakland. It was a beautiful day with beautiful people, and we sold out of everything except two of our Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (gluten-free version)! We received great feedback, and now we know that our bread loaves are in demand, as is our pie. Don’t worry; there will be more! And, if you need some Mollie Rose baked goods in between pop-ups, you can always shoot us an e-mail at msmollierose@gmail.com.

sarahMore news! As of yesterday, you can start ordering our goods online through Good Eggs. Find us at Mollie Rose Baking Company on Good Eggs. We schedule pick ups on Fridays and Sundays. Check out the site and order some deliciousness!

gf carrot cake  peach lavender jam

The June Cupcake Special is…Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! Vegan (of course), and we can make it gluten-free for those who are sensitive or allergic to gluten (or if you’re looking to get a little more protein in your diet). We also have organic Peach Lavender Jam for sale! Celebrate summer with a jar of this bright, new jam. $6.50 gets one an 8oz jar, $3.25 gets you a 40z jar.

This Sunday, June 9th, we’ll be at our Lake Merritt pop-up stand on E. 17th and 3rd Avenue from 11am-2pm. It’s also Love Our Lake Day! Take a stroll or ride your bike around the lake, then come on by and grab a gluten-free currant scone, peach-apricot mini pie, loaf of molasses beer bread or olive rosemary bread, a cupcake, or a jar of jam at our pop-up.

mini pies

Speaking of pie, our Summer Seasonal Pie Special is Peach-Apricot! These mini pies are perfect to share, but don’t be afraid to have one all to yourself. $5.50 gets you one mini pie with a flaky crust and slightly sweet, somewhat tart filling. Available now through the end of August!

lavender shortbreadLast weekend, these were a huge hit. Our Lavender Shortbread Cookies are available year-round, but they go so well with the summer! Slightly floral lavender flavor, brightened with Meyer lemon zest, these “buttery” and crisp cookies make everyone happy! Just like everything else we sell, these shortbread are vegan all the way. We use organic Earth Balance instead of butter, but we bet your friends will never know! order yours today.

What’s Cookin?

strawberry vanilla bean jamA lot! We have a new batch of strawberry vanilla bean jam for sale. Made with organic strawberries, organic sugar, organic Meyer lemons, pectin, and vanilla bean! This jam is very popular, but we can only make it in small batches to preserve the integrity of the fruit. We have five 8-oz jars and four 4-oz jars for sale now.

Olive breadOur bread maker keeps churning out beautiful and delicious loaves! Above is our olive bread made with kalamata olives and fresh rosemary. This is a fragrant and scrumptious loaf which pairs perfectly with pasta. We need one week to fill bread orders (they do take quite a while to make), so please keep that in mind when ordering.

herbed mustardAfter two weeks of curing, our herbed mustard is ready to eat! We have six 4-oz jars for sale. This mustard is made with thyme and a stout reduction.

chocolate cookiesThese fun cookies were a custom order for a customer’s family visit this weekend. Chewy, fudgy cookies in the shapes of elephants, guitars, cats, and hearts! These cookies were made with organic sugar and organic flour. If you have a custom order you’d like to place, e-mail us and let us know what you’re looking for.

All orders can be placed by e-mail: msmollierose@gmail.com

We can only take orders in Alameda County. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Limited Availability Items!

Right now, we have limited supplies of Spiced Kumquat Marmalade: 528306_511953612175152_727697492_n kumquats, organic sugar, lemon juice, spice blend. Great with scones and muffins!

We also have some Strawberry Vanilla Bean Jam for sale: 733864_513947421975771_378008938_n strawberries, organic sugar, vanilla bean seeds, lemon juice, pectin. Excellent on top of pancakes or vanilla ice cream!

And soon our spicy mustard will be ready for eating!