Happy New Year!

spicychocccIt’s 2014, and we have awesome new treats for you! Yesterday was the first time we offered our January Cupcake Special, the Spicy Chocolate Cupcake. The cake has a delicate crumb and is spiced with cinnamon and cayenne pepper. A generous dusting of powdered sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon makes this a tasty and fun dessert. Don’t worry though; no frosting means less fat and less sugar than those decadent delights with icing. Pick them up at events this month for $2.50, or place an order online for a half dozen ($15) or full dozen ($30) for delivery or pick up from our kitchen!

pop piesWe have also begun offering the Orange Cranberry Pop Pies. These are two-bite versions of our Seasonal Hand Pie (which are still available for orders and at events). Each pop pie is made with fresh cranberries, fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest, and organic ingredients. These are perfect for parties, afternoon treats, and gifts! $1/pop at our events, or you can order them by fives for $4.50.

granolaYes, we have even more new treats! Now we’re offering Almond-Sesame Granola with raisins OR dried cranberries, your choice. Our granola is made with rolled oats, almonds, sesame seeds, organic raw agave nectar, sunflower oil, spices, and just a touch of salt. No wheat or cane sugar in this healthy treat! Perfect for breakfast with almond milk or coconut yogurt, or you can simply snack right out of the bag. $4 gets you 4oz of granola.

popupThe last, but certainly not least, new treat is our Savory Roasted Almonds. Raw almonds are roasted with sunflower oil and spiced with granulated garlic, cayenne pepper, and freshly ground black pepper. Almonds are a powerful superfood; they combat diabetes, lower LDL cholesterol, and contain lots of protein! Like our Cinnamon Glazed Almonds and Almond-Sesame Granola, this awesome snack is available for $4/4oz.

 

 

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. 😉

 

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.

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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.

Coming Soon! (After a Market Update)

thetableOur first Bay Area Homemade Market happened last Saturday night, and it was an amazing success! Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed delicious homemade foods and beautiful soaps (there was one non-food vendor). For us, the night was a huge success! We sold out of nearly everything, save three jars of strawberry vanilla bean jam, two gluten-free quinoa muffins, and one small bag of sunflower seed brittle. We’re looking forward to the next Market on June 29th, same time same place.

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This week has  been filled with work work work, and not just for the bakery. We’ve had to fit time in between our full-time jobs to prepare for our up coming pop-up this Sunday, June 2nd! We’ll be at 1218 East 21st Street in Oakland from 11am until 2pm. Look for the large purple/mauve Victorian in the middle of the block bewteen 12th and 13th Avenues. We’ll be premiering our June Cupcake Special and our Seasonal Summer Pie (see below)! Bring a friend to share with and a bag to take home your goodies.

peachapricotdark chocolate almond In addition to the mini pies and dark chocolate almond bark, we have also been making olive rosemary bread, snickerdoodles, and cornmeal scones. Though you won’t see those last three things at the pop-up, you can always order them via e-mail. Just send a request to msmollierose@gmail.com! Please give us at least one week for bread orders and three days for other baked goods.

We just purchased a bunch of organic peaches and are planning some amazing peach lavender jam! Look for it in the coming days.

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