French Crullers

French Crullers Yield: 12 Milk 1 cup (227g) Water 1 cup (227g) Butter 1 ½ sticks (170g) Salt ½ teaspoon Sugar 1 teaspoon All purpose flour 2 cups (270g) Eggs 6 Egg whites 2 (60g) Directions: Preheat a pot of vegetable oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The oil should be at least 6” deep. Meanwhile, […]

Ellie’s Favorite Local Bakeries

Where Does the Ellie’s Staff Go? We get asked a lot of questions. People ask us for cooking advice, where to get a good cup of coffee in Boston (there are a lot of good ones, but we went to Thinking Cup recently, and loved it) and if we make everything ourselves (we do). Most […]

Cooking Classes

Ellie’s Bakery is excited to announce our 2015 cooking class series. Our 2014 series was a hit, and we had so much fun that we are adding even more classes for 2015. Learn how to make your own Honey Beer Bread, or master the art of the French Macaron. Classes include hands-on, personalized instruction from […]

Honey and Banana Bread Pudding

    yield: one 9″x13″ baking dish 1 loaf, cubed Honey glazed beer bread (from Ellie’s Bakery) 1 stick (4 oz) butter 1/2 cup honey 3 bananas, mashed 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 t. salt 1/2 vanilla bean, scraped 2 cups cream 6 egg yolks 1. Cube the honey glazed beer bread into 1″ cubes and place […]

The History of Bread Part 3

This is the final entry in this three part History of Bread series. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 from these links. “How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like kleenex? – Julia Child  The story of bread and baking becomes complicated around the time of the Industrial Revolution. Advances in […]

The History of Bread

There is something about the aroma of baking bread that is warm, cozy, and inviting. One of my favorite times of day is when I walk into Ellie’s early in the morning, and smell the bread rising or already in the oven. With our hands and four simple ingredients (flour, water, salt, and yeast) we […]

The History of Bread Part 2

  The skill of bread baking passed quickly from Egypt to the Greek and Roman empires. The production of bread remained largely unchanged for centuries until the Industrial Revolution. The social implications of bread production and availability, however, played important roles in society throughout much of the intermediate times. Among other social issues, a shortage […]

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