Thursday, September 25, 2008

Finding Solace in Chocolate

After listening to far too much news this week, I've decided to buy myself some really good chocolate. If you haven't been there yet, the place to go is Chocolate Maya at 15 W. Gutierrez St (that's down near Santa Barbara Roasting Company). Maya carries local chocolates as well as chocolates from around the world. I'm planning a little chocolate tasting tomorrow night, sharing some origin chocolate (made exclusively from one region) with some friends.

Challah Mice Winner
Last week's winner of 8 challah mice was my friend Laura who won them just in time to share them with her grandchildren this weekend.

This week's poll question will win you a tea bread made with the item in question. Email me when you've selected an answer and I will enter you in our drawing.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are on the baking schedule for this week. Baked cookies and pre-portioned frozen cookie dough are both available. The portioned cookie dough can be baked one cookie at a time in your toaster oven. My friend Lucy recently had an out-of-town guest who mentioned she was hungry for something sweet in the evening. When she went to bed, she found a plate on her pillow with two freshly-baked Starlight Bakery chocolate chip cookies. Now that's friendship!

Ingredients: Organic unbleached flour, chocolate chips, butter, brown sugar, eggs, cane sugar, walnuts, dried apricots eggs, crystallized ginger, vanilla, baking soda, salt.


This week's breads will be Rosemary Focaccia and Rosemary Potato Bread.

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

Rosemary Potato Bread: Organic unbleached flour, olive oil, water, potato flakes, yeast, fresh rosemary, salt, and pepper.

Prices on This Week's Special Items
  • Rosemary Potato Bread - $5.00
  • Rosemary Focaccia- $6.00
  • 4 Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies - $3.00
  • 12 Unbaked Chocolate Chip 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. I have some carrot cakes and a few other delights you can buy from the freezer.

Nancy and Dave Oster, Starlight Bakers