Bakers Dozen of Napa Revisited: Baking Bible Tour part 8

IMG_7734.jpgCedar Gables Bed and Breakfast owners, Susie and Ken, greeted us and Susie showed us what she had baked from the book. Soon Annie arrived, known as Annie the Baker, for her cookie business. Her plump, moist cookies are totally addictive! They are called "more than a cookie" because, though baked, they give the impression of containing unbaked cookie dough. IMG_7763.jpg IMG_7772.jpg The itinerary for the night was for each baker to make a recipe from the book and present it for all to see in a room off the large dining room. Then, with everyone seated at the table, each baked recipe was taste tested by everyone at the table. The baker of the recipe then commented on what it was like to make the recipe. Woody and I were asked to give our thoughts about how it tasted and what we could offer as advice and techniques for the group. This was followed by Woody and me signing everyone's books. The concept is for everyone to learn, enjoy a wonderful evening with friends, have a one-on-one with an author, taste many incredible baked items, and get ideas on what they want to make for themselves. You can see from these photos what a splendid job they all did! IMG_7762.jpg IMG_7735.jpg

IRISH CREAM SCONES, PAGE 179

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LEMON AND CRANBERRY TART TART, PAGE 222

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SUGAR ROSE BRIOCHE, PAGE 476

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CHOCOLATE SWEETHEART MADELEINES, PAGE 391

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BRANDY SNAP CANNOLI, PAGE 408

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LEMON POSSETS, PAGE 115

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LUXURY CHOCOLATE BUTTERCRUNCH TOFFEE, PAGE 400

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SPRITZ BUTTER COOKIES, PAGE 321

In addition to following the itinerary, we showed the video of the Baking Bible, and gave each participant a copy of my first book "Romantic Cakes" written in 1981 for the Great American Cooking School series. This paperback book, which has long been out of print, became my dress rehearsal book for "The Cake Bible". R&C_Cakes.jpg Stay tuned for our final events back in the Bay Area.