Thursday, September 11, 2008

Back from Vacation

Yes, we are home after spending a relaxing five days on the coast. Taking along some Starlight Mice added a bit of whimsy to our trip.


This week's drawing will be for a Carrot Tea Loaf. This is a carrot cake baked in a loaf pan. We add a little wheat germ instead of nuts and top it with a lightly sweetened cream cheese frosting. This cake freezes nicely, so you can save it for a special event.

To enter our drawing answer the poll on the upper right of this page. Hint: the answer is in my Starlight Mice blog at

To be entered, you must email me to let me know that you have participated in the poll. We will choose two winners.

Cracked Wheat Bread

Dave plans to make the cracked wheat bread again this week. It has a bit of wild yeast starter in it and a light wheatiness. Last time he made it into baguette shaped breads. This week he will do it as a boule. We ate all the samples before we found the camera last time, so I still don't have a photo. But it will look like this.

Ingredients: Organic whole wheat flour, natural yeast (barm), organic unbleached bread flour, cracked wheat kernels, ground flax seed, agave syrup, canola oil, yeast, salt.

Rosemary Focaccia

We'll also be baking Rosemary Focaccia. This bread is great with eggs for breakfast, soup for lunch, and pasta at dinner.

Ingredients: Organic flour, yeast, water, olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper.

Oatmeal Orange Zest Cookies

I'll be replenishing my stock of Oatmeal Orange Zest Cookies this week. You can buy them baked or unbaked frozen. The frozen cookies are formed and ready to put into the oven or toaster oven one or more cookies at a time.

Ingredients: Organic unbleached flour, butter, raisins, sugar, honey, egg, oatmeal, pecans, cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda, salt, orange zest.

Prices on This Week's Special Items

  • Cracked Wheat Bread - $5.00
  • Rosemary Focaccia- $6.00
  • 4 Baked Oatmeal Orange Zest Cookies - $3.00
  • 12 Unbaked Oatmeal Orange Zest Cookies - $8.00
Tuesday Pickup
You can pick up your orders from the our kitchen at Crumbs 5392 Hollister on Tuesdays from noon to 6 pm. We also offer Tuesday morning delivery to your place of work if that is more convenient. Feel free to stop by for a visit on Tuesday afternoons... visiting with friends is our favorite part of having the bakery.

Thank you!

Nancy & Dave Oster, Starlight Bakers