I have to share this “letter” I received from Elaine Cooper of Toronto, Canada. What a great idea and a lot of fun…
Last weekend my friend Mitch Rotman and I held a “Bread and Jam” afternoon soiree/salon. Mitch has been making a variety of jams and jellies for many years and we thought that it would be great fun to invite a group of friends to a “tasting”. Invitees were asked to bring either wine or cheese and a poem that relates to either bread or jam. They were also told that there would be a silent auction for breads and jams. It was a huge success. The money raised from the silent auction was to be given to a charity that we are all involved with.
I baked 10 varieties of no knead bread: the rye, multigrain, cranberry and pecan, the olive and Parmesan, seeded sour, corn bread with sun-dried tomato, seeded roasted barley, and a seeded multigrain with 20 grams of Cabernet grape flour. I baked about 18 loaves: one for the salon and the others for the auction. We started both the jams and breads at $20.00 cdn… Mitch’s wife insisted… yes they all went for much more than asking price.
Mitch had made his own labels and I made a label “Artisan Breads from Mizelaineous Bakery: a branch of Cooking for My Friends Catering.
All breads from organic flours and filtered water. They do not contain oil, sugar or eggs. Some do contain seeds or nuts.
It was a fabulous event.
Elaine aka Mizelaineous.