I hope everyone had a nice Christmas. We powered through — baked a lot of Stollen, Christmas cookies, Saffron Buns and everything else. Thank you for all the business! It was a lot of fun, but it was nice to take a couple days off after the dust cleared.
We will be closing a little early at 4pm on New Year’s Eve (Thursday) and then remain closed Friday and through the weekend. The new year starts for us on Tuesday 5 January. We’ll be back on our regular hours 7am-6pm Tues-Fri and 7am-4pm on Saturday.
I’m working on a new schedule to post for January. (Look for it on the main page of our website in a couple days.) We will be changing the Cornish Saffron Bun schedule a little. They have always been very popular, so we are going to start baking them 2 times each month. Instead of baking them just the last Thursday, we’ll bake them the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. For January, the 4th Thursday is the same as the last Thursday, but eventually there will be a month with 5 Thursdays.
Because of the Saffron Bun change, we will now be baking Irish Soda Bread on the third Thursday of each month instead of the 2nd Thursday. Finnish Cardamom Bread will remain on the 1st Thursday of the month. This will all make sense when you see the new bread schedule.
I was able to get a big box of hazelnuts (filberts). Their flavor is unmatched when combined with bread and chocolate, so we are going to make good use of them in January. On Fridays we will be baking Hazelnut Raisin Bread instead of the Cranberry Pecan. And we will also put Chocolate Hazelnut Melt-away Cookies on the menu to replace the Chocolate Pecan Melt-aways. If you love Pecan version, you better come in and get the last of them today or tomorrow. We might have a few to bake off on Tuesday yet, but that will be it after that.
Best wishes in the new year.