Monday, January 20, 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII is just two weeks away

I love this cooler weather, wearing sweaters & jeans, making soup & feeling like it's time for football. The Broncos vs Seahawks should be an exciting game & I'm already thinking about what to eat while I watch the game. 

If you're hosting a Super Bowl Party, I have a menu suggestion. It was a such a big hit last year that I've decided to bake large loaves of STROMBOLI ($20/each by advance order only) again. Each loaf makes 6 hearty portions, or you can cut them narrower to feed a crowd. Just reheat in your oven, slice & serve. A bottle of my handmade dipping PIZZA SAUCE is available for $5These are the same stromboli that were such a favorite on my Bonni Bakes Bakery/Cafe menu for 12 years. 

Filling choices are:  FLORENTINE (spinach, tomato, onion, garlic, mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano);  HAM & CHEESE (Black Forest Ham, provolone, roasted red pepper, mozzarella, whole grain mustard,) or PIZZA (tomato, pepperoni, basil, mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano ). I'm bringing this up early because I can only make a limited amount and last year they sold out early. Taking orders now for pick-up on Friday Jan 31 in The Village or Sunday Feb 2 at the Farmers Market.

I love using ingredients obtained at the source. Recently, my son brought me back Cinnamon Sticks, purchased during his recent trip to Sri Lanka & Oman. He's the one with the beard.

This week I'll use them in my Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread. The potency of freshly ground spice should give it an extra "oomph". Details below.

Here's what I'm baking this week:

Blueberry Lemon Muffin  $2
Warm up your spirits & taste buds with the ever sunny combination of fresh plump blueberries embraced by a delicate lemon muffin. Sure to make you smile ;-)

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Bread   $5
A fragrant slicing loaf with Sri Lanka cinnamon both in the dough & a serious vein of it running all the way through; plus a half pound of raisins per loaf. Especially delicious toasted.

Big Cookie   $1.50
Individually wrapped & available in the following flavors:
Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Orange Belgium Dark Chocolate Walnut, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Snickerdoodle, Pecan Coconut Belgium Milk Chocolate

Chocolate Orgasm Cookies   $5/pkg
My legendary chocolate delivery system made from melted Belgium Bittersweet chocolate, toasted fresh almonds, chocolate chips & very little flour. Sold in packages because you must have more than one.

Kalamata Olive & Feta Breadstix   $4/pkg
The sophisticated breadstick, at home in any setting. The wonderful taste combo of olives, oregano and Feta cheese make these perfect for snacking or as partner to soup, salad or a cocktail.  Plus they stay crunchy down to their nibs.

New York City Rugelach  $4.50/pkg (6 oz)
First you bite into that traditional delicate cream cheese dough crust, then the flavors of the filling explode in your mouth. Toasted walnuts, homemade jam, raisins, cinnamon & sugar. Nothing else needed.

Homemade Jams & Chutneys   $4/ jar
Cranberry Pear, Mango Chutney, Mango Meyer Lemon, Ginger Pear Chutney, Blueberry Lemon, Pineapple Mango Rum.

 Everything always hand-made in small batches with the best ingredients & locally sourced when possible. No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or fake stuff EVER!!


FRIDAY  12-4 in the Village of the Arts
at BONNI BAKES Gallery 
930 12 St W (just south of MLK)  


SUNDAY 11-3 at Palma Sola Farmers Market
  at Geraldson's Community Farm, directions at

All items in limited supply...first come, first served

call me at (941) 746-6647 
  or email  


 Hugs from my kitchen,

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