Random Acts of Pastry
Our adventures in combining sugar, flour, and kindness.
After a rush of new orders and a serious equiptment breakdown, we’re back to baking for the community. This week, we make a Cherry Clafoutis.
Small things done well make all the difference. Baking is a process of doing a series of small things over time, then making time for other things to happen. Dough rises at the rate that it rises, and it chills according to the same schedule. Like so many other things, baking is a series of actions with a bunch of waiting in between.
Historically, I’ve always been a bit nervous about pastry. For some reason, pastry seemed to be an esoteric process involving a combination of exacting science,
As it is in life, all rules are made to be modified. Planning for this week’s bake involved thinking of ways to use the surplus
The next baking adventure happened a bit backwards. We came up with the recipe before we know where it was going. The recipe itself was
What started as a simple idea has, like all things, taken a few twists and turns. Soon after the delivery of the cookies, I heard
I have a long-standing and positive relationship with the Community Kitchen of Keene. They have helped me get the cracker business started and supported our
Here’s what the Random Acts of Pastry project is about.