It wasn’t too long ago that I paid a visit to a local bakery in Creemore, ON and was suitably impressed with their delectable desserts. What a welcome surprise to discover there’s now a second bakery stop in town: Creemore Kitchen. Creemore Kitchen is primarily a restaurant but there’s a bakery/coffee shop off to the side which is open 11 AM – 2:30 PM, Thursday – Monday. Unfortunately I broke all the rules and showed up at 2:45 on a Saturday, but was still able to grab a sneak peek of the bakery thanks to the hospitality of co-owners Caesar & Sam:
And thank goodness, because after catching a glimpse of the little shop, I would have been mighty disappointed to have missed out.
Chai tea doughnut? You bet! Beautiful presentation. Lightly glazed and not too sweet, and the flavour was spot-on.
I’m told this loaf is a big seller. Didn’t try it this trip, but it’s on my list for next time.
Scones. Yes, tried these little raisin royals as well. They were soft and rich with just a hint of sweet. For someone who grew up in a British home with scone-loving parents, these really hit the mark for me. Fantastic.
They also make their own ice cream in flavours I’ve not seen before, such as Carrot Cake & Rhubarb Crisp. Caesar tells me the sweet corn, which was a staple in his childhood, is a real crowd pleaser:
Of course there’s more to try: Chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies the size of my head, among others. Hats off to Creemore on the expanding foodie atmosphere – let the good times roll.
The sun was streaming through the windows as I walked eagerly through the front door of the Sleepy Baker at Queen & Coxwell. I’d heard about this place opening up in my hood a few weeks ago, and had been itching to check it out ever since.
Yesterday, the Toronto Star launched their 8th annual Cookie Calendar. In true advent style, it’s 24 days, 24 cookie recipes, which could in theory, if you’re a serious baker, result in 24 holiday treats.
Christmas seems to bring out the baking-best in just about everyone, so why not check out this oh-so-delicious-looking Pinterest board, courtesy of Food Bloggers of Canada:
Recipes have been posted by Food Bloggers of Canada members, so really it’s the cream of the crop. Cranberry white-chocolate shortbread cookies anyone…?
Happy holiday baking!
I know, I know, this is supposed to be a blog about bakeries. About people who are in the business of doing the baking for you. It is not my job to provide recipes that you then need to turn around and bake for yourself.
After walking by this place time and again over the past year or so, I decided today was the day I’d finally check out Moo Milk Bar for a little Saturday morning milk and cookie action with the hubby and the little guy.
As usual, it was mayhem this past Friday morning at our house. The dog was wherever my feet needed to step, the little guy was pulling clothes off faster than I could get them on him, and the hubby was trying his best to shower, dress and make lunch in the space of nine minutes.