Local love in every loaf.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Dear Friends:

We're heading out to Clinton-Bailey market for the first time on Saturday, June 11th. We're going to be producing bread in a much higher volume than ever before. We have a small budget, and a large wish-list. If there is anything listed below that you have in your spring cleaning/give-away pile, let us know. Alternatively, if you want to make a donation to help out with any of this equipment, we would be grateful. There are some fairly specific things on the list; as always, call or email us with any questions. Thanks in advance for your wonderful support.

In bread we trust,
Fancy and Delicious Baking Collective

F & D Wishlist:
baking stone
probe thermometer
oven thermometer
large mixing bowls
small rising bowls
rising cloths
dish cloths
2 scoring knives
pastry scraper
storage containers (varying sizes)
cooling racks
measuring spoons and cups (dry and liquid)

We will also be purchasing a tent for the market. If you know of anyone who will give us a good deal, holler.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rallying the Troops

Dear Crew/Friends/Supporters:

Firstly, thank you for all your patience and support throughout the cancellation of our winter share. Your emails and comments egged us on through a series of difficult decisions. Here is your well deserved update. Fancy and Delicious Baking Collective is currently taking steps to become a bona fide business. We're going to be joining the Clinton Bailey farmer's market beginning Saturday June 11th, and we will be there, selling bread and a few other treats every weekend through the summer. Towards the end of June, we may be testing out the Kenmore market as well.

Right now we're looking for folks who are able to commit to helping out every Saturday morning for market distribution. We will also need distribution substitutes, and have a few other tasks open for work trades. The bread distribution is going to be a little more demanding this time around (beginning with the fact that it starts on Saturday morning), so we are hoping and planning to pay the distributors something for their time (both money and bread). We are looking for individuals who are outgoing and will be comfortable talking up the project with passerby. If you or someone you know is interested, please be in touch.

Is the share continuing? Yes, although we haven't ironed out details about the pick-up. A lot of our shareholders are west-side residents, so we are hoping to run a west side pick up location, as Clinton Bailey is a little hike away. We will need a couple more distributors to do this. The sooner we find distributors, the sooner the share starts, but realistically, it might not be until the end of June or early July.

We're calling a general meeting to discuss these developments and welcome back any folks who have fallen off the bandwagon, or have never been on it. We'll be getting together this Friday, May 27 at 6:00 pm. Meet at Maura's house at 318 Normal, and weather permitting, we'll move to the garden. If you're interested in any of the above, or have questions, but can't make the meeting, just shoot us an email or call Maura at 994-8340.

We will still be holding events at the clay oven throughout the summer. In fact, it has a beautiful new finish (thanks to Megan and Marty, who hosted a Natural Builder's workshop at the oven recently). Thanks to all who came out for our Mother's Day baking workshop--it was a huge success. In June, we won't be hosting a workshop, but we hope you'll join us for our first ever Community Bake Day, May 26, 12-5 at 153 Eaton St. We fire up the oven; you bring a dish to bake and share. RSVP's are required for this event. Call Megan at  912-5529. Fancy and Delicious will be providing pizza as an appetizer.

We're looking forward to seeing and hearing from all of you soon.

In bread we trust,
Fancy and Delicious Baking Collective

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day bake!

Last month, we had a fine and fancy workshop: Matt led us through baguette-making.  We were joined by some new friends, thanks to the Buffalo Barn Raisers calendar. Allison took some great photos. You can see them on her blog.

Meanwhile, this month Fancy and Delicious cordially invites you to our special Mother's Day bread workshop. In honor of spring, and mothers, we will be firing up the clay oven for the first time this year! Huzzah! Bake bread with your mother, or your daughter, or just come celebrate good food and friends with us. 

Sunday, May 8, 3 pm - 6:30 pm

at the old F and D headquarters:
153 Eaton St. Buffalo, NY 14213

The workshop is free, but if you are able, please bring a donation to help us cover the cost of ingredients. You don't need to bring anything else--we'll provide you with equipment and ingredients. We love RSVP's: email us at fancyanddelicious@gmail.com or call Tori at (585) 766-3195. If you don't RSVP, you should still stop by.