So what on earth DOES a Be Free Baker actually DO? How are those Be Free Bombs made? Don’t you have a staff, or machines, like everyone else that make your specialty mixes and baked goods?
Nope. It’s just me in the kitchen, for now. And it’s all done by hand, one at a time. No machines except an oven and a hand mixer for frosting cupcakes. Oh yes, I have had phenomenal human help over the years from time to time: Kelly, Barbara, Missy, Mel and Brooke, to give proper and just credit. I ADORE those women and am eternally grateful to have shared sacred space in my kitchen with each of them.
How does it all work? I employ the philosophy of “mise en place” and prepare my space in advance with everything I will need for the day’s work. Tools and ingredients are gathered to quickly add to recipes on the fly.
Sure, once in a while there are setbacks or spills. Once I dropped an entire 20# container of Cacao Mix resulting in hundreds of dollars lost and many hours of additional work. Tears flowed freely on that particular day.
Making of a Be Free Bomb:
You can’t get too far in a blog on Be Free Bakers without talking about cookies–in particular, the chocolate chip variety. If you haven’t been lucky enough to taste this incredibly creamy, raw cookie dough made fresh, you might just need to contact me. You might not end up making any actual cookies at all.
And for the finale: cupcakes. Just because.