Baking

Irish Soda Bread Orders

The Annex is baking Irish Soda Bread using Daisy Flour from Lancaster Co, PA and golden raisins.  A dense, crumby, unleavened bread, this is a St. Patty’s day tradition and is delicious sliced and buttered. Soda Breads are $8 each and can be preordered by calling (347) 799-2968.  The deadline to order is Thursday, March 15 at 6pm.  

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We’re Rolling in Dough!

You wanted the best. You got the best!

The most delicious FRESH PIZZA DOUGH in Fort Greene, and beyond!

Made with organic ingredients, and super easy to use, no stone required… just stretch out onto a sprayed cookie sheet, top to your heart’s delight, and bake for 10-15 minutes until the crust is puffy and browned.

Can’t imagine what you’d top it with? Housemade Fresh Mozzarella, of course, or Buffalo Mozzarella, or Maplebrook Burrata, or Fontina maybe?  We’ve also got slicing Pepperoni and Prosciutto, or see what fresh sausages the butchers have this week, or even a dollop of our new Bacon Jam. Lots of fresh vegetables and herbs, tomato sauces, olives, pesto… whatever you can imagine!

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Tri some Pi

It’s Pi Day (3.14), the perfect day to announce we’re carrying mini-pies from First Prize Pie Company.  Currently available in flavors like Smores, Apple Brandy, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel, Lemon and Spicy Hot Chocolate.

First Prize Pies are baked with love in Brooklyn by Alison Kave, winner of the first annual Brooklyn Pie Bake-Off!  More information about Alison and her tasty wares here.

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Daisy Flour Demo 12-2pm today

We’re thrilled to have Daisy Flour in the store for a flour demonstration! Come learn about soft wheat and hard wheat and flour made from other grains. They’ve prepared some crackers using their flour and the folks at Fort Cheese will be sampling some of their cheeses together with the crackers.

Daisy Flour uses 100% organic soft red winter wheat grown in New York and Pennsylvania to make their white and wheat pastry flours. We’ll have their whole range at the store from 12-2pm today. Stop by!

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Raise a Glass to Baked!

Tonight, Tuesday Nov. 16 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the wine store at 765 Fulton, we’re pouring some sweet sparkling wine as an aperitif to a book signing by Baked, the Red Hook bakery that supplies us with our wonderful brownies, peanut butter krispy bars, cupcakes and granola!

Stop in and sample our Musva Moscotel sparkling wine and then walk across the street to Greenlight Books where you’ll be able to sample desserts from Baked and hear from the authors Matt and Renato about their new book, Baked Explorations.

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Top Chef Winning Dessert

Did you catch Top Chef Desserts last week?  If you didn’t, you can view it in smell-o-vision and taste-o-vision right here at Provisions.  We carry the winning dessert – Peanut Butter Krispy Bars from Baked, the inspired dessert created by contestant Eric Wolitzky.

A rich layer of chocolate over peanut butter on top of a cookie made from rice krispies, this decadent dessert is delicious.  We feature it on our dessert plates for catering.  Call for details!

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Challah, Holla!

On Wednesday we’ll receive our first ever batch of challah from Hot Bread Kitchen just in time for Rosh Hashanah.  The challah comes in three varieties: traditional, honey raisin, and sephardic.  We have a limited amount so if you’re definitely interested in having it for the holiday, give us a call at (718) 233-2700.

Unlike sweet challah, Sephardic challah is baked with cumin and caraway seeds. This herbaceous bread is delicious enough to eat on its own and makes a great accompaniment to your favorite dip or a hard, nutty cheese like Comté. For more adventurous eaters, try converting it into a unique crouton or even French toast.

Hot Bread Kitchen, in addition to baking some lovely challah, works as a non-profit making traditional breads and using the process to provide immigrant women with careers in baking.  We’ve carried their tortillas and flatbread since our opening and are excited to help them launch this new traditional bread.  They are truly keeping traditions alive while advancing the cause of the underemployed.

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The Good Batch brings Stroopwafels to NY!

The Good Batch is a Brooklyn based bakery that has brought a favorite treat from the Netherlands to New York.  Stroopwafels are a waffle cookie sandwich filled with delicious caramel that in Dutch translates to syrup waffle. Good Batch owner Anna Gordon was so taken with this Dutch treat that she concocted her own recipe which is now available at Provisions.   Other Good Batch products we have now are Honey Bears (a delicious peanut, oat, and honey cookie) and Chocolate Stroopwafels.  The label states “for extra enjoyment, rest atop your favorite steaming beverage to activate caramel goodness”, despite the heat how could you resist activating caramel goodness!

Stop by a pick up a bag for yourself or to help comfort your Dutch friends still reeling from the World Cup.

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Waffle recipe

Take a break from pancakes! With this simple recipe, the hardest thing is finding the waffle maker hidden in your cupboards. If you’re feeling fancy, you can separate the eggs, whip the whites and fold back into the batter at the end. Beats flipping flapjacks!

Simple Waffles

2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups low-fat or whole milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, slightly cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.

Whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Add to the flour mixture and mix just until combined and no dry streaks remain; do not overmix.

Cook according to your waffle maker’s directions.

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Akiko’s Cookies

A japanese pastry chef, Akiko experiments with typical japanese flavors and ingredients in the more western cookie format. She calls these “sweets for adults” and it’s true, our kids didn’t much care for them. Which makes them the perfect cookie in our book – one a parent can eat alone, in silence. Though it is nice to share, it is also nice not to have to.

We’re most fond of the Kagoshima, made with green tea and shochu, a sweet potato vodka, because it is so unique – and makes a great tea break even if you don’t have time to make tea. The Aphrodite contains more traditional cookie flavors like chocolate and macadamia nuts. The cookies are individually wrapped in brown parchment paper and they can be rebaked in the oven in their individual wrappers for a fresh-baked treat.

Akiko will be in the store sampling the cookies from 2-4pm on Easter Sunday! Enjoy!

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